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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Driver detected travelling 100km/h over speed limit near Holbrook
News
A driver allegedly travelling at more than 100km/h over the marked speed limit has had his licence suspended after being detected by NSW Police in southern NSW at the weekend. About 9:40 am on Saturday, May 30, officers from Murray River Police District Highway Patrol were conducting speed enforcement duties on the Hume Highway at Little Billabong, approximately 30 kilometres...
Woman dies, man injured after ute hits tree near Junee
News
A woman has died and a man has been injured after a single-vehicle crash in the Riverina at the weekend. Emergency services were called to Pattersons Road, Harefield, about 12km south of Junee, after a Hilux utility left the road and hit a tree about 4:45 pm on Sunday, May 31. A 37-year-old woman died at the scene while a...
Tumbarumba wines “hugely impress” wine’s top critic
Food & Wine
The reviews are in and Tumbarumba wines appear to have won the heart of one of the most influential wine critics in the world. It was only a few short months ago when the final screech and rip of masking tape signalled an end to the careful packaging of 33 bottles of premium cool climate wine in readiness for a...
Funding paves way for showground shed at Gundagai
News
Horse enthusiasts of the NSW South West Slopes have let out an almighty "yee-haw" at news of a funding boost for the Gundagai Rodeo and the popular annual stockman’s challenge, the Battle on the Bidgee. With both events well established on the annual horse event calendar, the $15,976 in funding announced this week will see the construction of a sponsor...
Iconic Sugar Pine Walk to be removed – another victim of the fires
Environment
Following the devastation of the 2019-20 bushfire season, work will soon begin to remove the iconic Sugar Pine Walk in Bago State Forest. Forestry Corporation of NSW Snowy Region Manager Dean Anderson has confirmed what many locals already knew, that the forest was so heavily damaged in the bushfires the Sugar Pine Walk trees could not be saved. “The site...
Man charged over alleged sexual abuse of young girl in the Riverina
News
A man faced court today charged over the alleged sexual abuse of a young girl in the state’s Riverina region at the weekend. About 6:30 pm on Sunday, 24 May, officers from Riverina Police District were contacted following reports a 10-year-old girl had been sexually abused by a man known to her at a park at Cootamundra. A crime scene...
ACT woman charged over 2019 Crookwell fatality
News
An ACT woman has been charged over a collision near Crookwell last year that resulted in the death of a 62-year-old woman. The 28-year-old is due to appear before Goulburn Local Court on 5 August charged with negligent driving causing death, negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, and cutting in front of a vehicle after overtaking. Emergency services were called...
UPDATED: Victorian brumbies in court as traps are prepared in NSW
News
UPDATED, May 26 5 pm: The Victorian Supreme Court has adjourned for the day. Both parties have completed submissions and judgement is expected at 2.15 pm on Friday. May 26: Today the fate of Victoria’s Alpine Brumbies will be determined in a virtual hearing as Omeo cattleman Phil Maguire faces off with the State of Victoria in the state’s Supreme Court....
John Barilaro’s road from Eden leads to, well, Aspen
News
Fluff your beanies, wax your skis and maybe get familiar with the term aprés-ski because Aspen might just be on our doorstep in a few short years. OK, not Aspen itself, but the Australian version of the high-flying ski resort in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains (hopefully) replete with trees adorned with fairy lights, cobbled streets lined with cool boutique stores, and...
Harden-Murrumburrah’s golden girl of nursing leads the way
Community
When Marilyn Wales walked into Temora District Hospital in 1970 she was as wide-eyed and fresh-faced as any aspiring nurse could be. She was just 16 years old – too young for formal training. But she would start on the wards as a cadet nurse. The investment in her training has paid off. Not only did Marilyn put in 25 good...
Forgotten fire-affected communities still need support: Albanese
News
Anthony Albanese has shoved a splinter into the side of the Morrison government, labelling it complacent in the face of a “triple whammy” of disasters that have hit regional rural communities. On a visit to the fire-affected communities of Batlow and Tumbarumba on May 19 – in support of Labor’s candidate in the upcoming Eden-Monaro by-election, Kristy McBain – the...
Australian alpine brumbies win reprieve in heated High Country battle
News
Victoria’s iconic alpine brumbies, which were due to be culled by shooters from Monday, 18 May on behalf of the Victorian Government, have won a reprieve. The intervention comes in the middle of heated debate over plans to manage 4000 wild horses in the northern sections of the Kosciusko National Park and wilderness on the NSW and ACT side of the...
Child dies, two remain in hospital following crash in Riverina region
News
A child has died in hospital following a two-vehicle crash in the state’s Riverina region at the weekend. Just after 3 pm on Saturday, May 15, emergency services were called to the Snowy Mountains Highway in Tumut, about 100km east of Wagga Wagga, following reports of a crash involving a Subaru Liberty sedan and a truck. The truck driver, a...
Riders and shooters to face off in Victorian Alps as horse lovers mount rescue mission
News
UPDATED, 11 PM: An application for an injunction preventing the Victorian Government from shooting any brumbies in the Victorian Alpine Country has now been filed in the Supreme Court of Victoria. This injunction application will now be heard on Monday (May 18) at 10.30 am May 17, 8 pm: It's a showdown with all the markings of Banjo Patterson's colt from...
Two vehicle crash leaves three critically injured
News
A woman and two children are in a critical condition after a two-vehicle crash in the state’s Riverina region yesterday. Just after 3 pm on Saturday (16 May), emergency services were called to the scene of a collision between a car and truck at the intersection of the Snowy Mountains Highway and Gocup Road in Tumut. A 29-year-old woman and...
COVID-19 testing takes to the road
Health & Wellbeing
Efforts to stay one step ahead of COVID-19 has seen the Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) hit the road with a mobile van visiting towns in the region to test residents for the virus. With 243,228 residents spread across 125,242 square kilometres, there is a lot of territory to cover, but after two weeks of the initiative, it has proven a...
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