About Edwina Mason

Edwina Mason has worked as a journalist and editor in regional and metropolitan media for over 30 years. Her loop of NSW regional newspapers includes Young, Griffith, Armidale, Singleton, Camden and Queanbeyan before she joined Eric Beecher's Text Media Group. There she transitioned from print to online journalism firstly in content strategy, then as an editor at News Ltd and over to ninemsn where she was head of News, Current Affairs, Technology and the network home page.

A couple of years living in Toronto, Canada found her learning the art of documentary filmmaking in the Mississipi Delta before she returned home to the family farm to live. A year of planting trees later she joined the Young Witness as its managing editor. Then it was over to learn the political ropes under Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson before she became Senior Electorate Officer for Katrina's successor Steph Cooke.

Home is the family farm at Thuddungra where she's laid her hat, surrounded by too many four-legged critters for her brother's liking. Now breeding quarter horses with her partner, she feeds, rides and pats cutting horses morning and evening around her About Regional work.

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Hope for missing Amber Haigh lies in $100,000 reward
NATIONAL MISSING PERSONS WEEK 2020 There’s no two ways about it, the mystery of the disappearance of Amber Haigh – who, for a time, lived at Kingsvale, near Young – is as baffling as it is just plain sorrowful. What remains of 18 years of investigation into her case now lies in cold-case files somewhere within the archives of NSW...
Community and innovation keeping COVID-19 at bay
It takes a steady hand at the tiller to steer a vessel through a storm, and right now, in the southern reaches of NSW, the health of 250,000 people depend on it. One person who has held unwavering eyes on the horizon is Jill Ludford, especially recently as the blustery tempest that is COVID-19 skulks on the border of NSW...
Jen’s business vouches for others during COVID-19
A former South West Slopes woman and her husband have come up with an innovative concept to help inject much-needed cash flow to businesses struggling through COVID-19. And it seems to be a hit, judging by the 1500 businesses which signed up within an hour of watching a Today show segment on the concept. Jen Hollingsworth (nee McCloy) was born and bred...
Five environmental groups receive drought and bushfire grants
If you're wondering where all the money donated to save wildlife as bushfires tore through many parts of drought-affected Australia last summer has been distributed, look no further. A handful of environmental groups across the ACT, South West Slopes and Monaro regions are currently celebrating a small windfall they hope will make a significant long-term difference to recovery in the...
Small pods make a huge difference in Batlow
Never has something so small meant so much to the Batlow community, with some of the town's residents welcoming the arrival of a truckload of temporary accommodation pods. Two temporary accommodation pods are among 100 being rolled out across bushfire-affected communities in NSW, thanks largely to a partnership between the NSW Government and Andrew and Nicola Forrest’s philanthropic organisation Minderoo...
Unveiled artwork signifies strength of Gundagai’s community collaboration
It was truly a community effort that led to the unveiling of an artwork in Gundagai earlier this month that acknowledged the town’s deep respect for its aboriginal heritage and culture. For many people, the town is best known from Jack O'Hagan’s 1922 song, Along the Road to Gundagai, and the equally famous poem-inspired song, Dog on the Tuckerbox. But Gundagai’s...
Tumut community says deadly Gocup Road intersection must be fixed urgently
Angry members of the Tumut community are using their pens to galvanise government support for additional upgrades to a major town intersection in the form of a parliamentary petition that's rapidly gathering signatures. The action comes after a collision between a car and a truck at the intersection of Gocup Road, Snowy Mountains Highway and Capper Street in early May...
COVID-19 alert issued for Albury cafe patrons
An alert has been issued to residents throughout the Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) who may have visited Café Borellas in Albury on 30 June. The cafe was visited by a traveller who has only recently been diagnosed with COVID-19. The public health unit investigating this case informed the MLHD that contact tracing identified the person had lunch at the café which...
Machines move in to clear majestic Sugar Pine Walk
In one of the most mournful chapters of the enduring story that is the aftermath of the 2019-2020 bushfires for the Batlow and Tumbarumba region, the majestic trees that lined Sugar Pine Walk in Bago State Forest are now piles of logs. In recent weeks, Forestry Corporation of NSW has been working to dismember the forest – covering approximately 100 hectares...
Baby wombat, Ted, the latest recruit for Monaro Police District
There’s a new furry recruit patrolling the halls at Queanbeyan Police Station. Monaro Police District’s Senior Constable Tori Murray took in orphaned bare-nosed wombat Ted after his mother was struck and killed by a car in late June 2020. Since then, eight-month-old Ted, a lively little guy, has been a regular fixture at the station, often found taking a nap...
Inspiring new direction of farmer’s regenerative journey
Award-winning Boorowa grazier Charlie Arnott is not only shaping a regenerative farming future in Australia but he’s digging a bit deeper and using technology to spread his message through the launch of a podcast series, The Regenerative Journey with Charlie Arnott. In the nine-episode series, which launched in May, Charlie’s guests include filmmaker Damon Gameau, Regenerative Agriculture Alliance founder Lorraine...
$600,000 upgrade for Batlow Oval as part of government funding program
Snowy Valleys Council has given the green light for a new playing surface and irrigation system to be installed at Batlow Oval, which it expects to be ready in time for spring. The $613,680 works have been made possible thanks to a grant from the NSW Government's Showgrounds Stimulus Funding Program and will deliver a swathe of new features including...
UPDATED: Health staff dispatched to border as fears rise over Victorian COVID-19 spike
UPDATED JULY 9, 10 am: Following further testing, two suspected cases of COVID-19 in Albury, reported on Monday, have been confirmed as positive. The total number of positive cases recorded in Murrumbidgee Local Health District is now 47 over the duration of the pandemic. Nurse reinforcements have been sent to Albury by Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) to help relieve the workload...
Regional showgrounds benefit from funding stimulus
In recent months, showgrounds throughout the region north and west of Canberra have hit the jackpot with a swag of funding announcements from the NSW Government. Jerrawa and Rye Park, both near Yass, were two of 29 showgrounds to benefit from the May announcement of safety upgrades in the Goulburn electorate, thanks to a $9.2 million improvement program from the state...
Police issue reminder to stay snow safe following rescue operation
NSW Police is reminding snow enthusiasts to take extra care after two skiers became lost and required police assistance in the Snowy Mountains back country during the past weekend. At about 4:30 pm on Saturday, 4 July, a skier contacted emergency services after becoming lost outside Thredbo resort boundaries. Police were told two men – both aged 32 – departed the...
Two suspected COVID-19 cases reported in Southern NSW
Concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19 outside the Melbourne metropolitan area have been exacerbated by the news overnight that there are two suspected positive cases in Albury. Southern NSW residents with any symptoms have been urged to come forward for testing. While the results have emerged from preliminary testing, Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) has confirmed further testing is...