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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Tenders open for abandoned regional rail line
News
The next step in investigating the potential reactivation of the Blayney-to-Demondrille railway is underway, with tenders open to develop a concept design that will examine the condition of the line and associated infrastructure. This development marks a solid commitment from the NSW Government to a project that has long been a thorn in its side, with local communities refusing to...
Brumby numbers down, but not enough for Barilaro
News
The release of the final report on a Spring 2020 survey of wild horses in Kosciuszko National Park has done little to subdue the squabble over how these contentious steeds should be managed. Conservation groups are viewing the news as a green light to additional culling of the wild horses, while pro-brumby supporters and local landholders say the horse population...
Reclaim Kosci wild horse petition deadline looms
Environment
Eleventh hour efforts are being made by Reclaim Kosci to secure the 20,000 signatures required for an e-petition that would trigger a second NSW Parliamentary debate on the issue of wild horses in Kosciuszko National Park. With 10,500 signatures already secured, the final push to get the remaining 9500 names nailed before the 11:59 pm deadline on Wednesday, 13 January,...
How a change of direction helped Jess step out of the shadows and into a job
Community
A Young mother whose life has been punctuated by hardship has her local TAFE college to thank for allowing her to channel her experience into a rewarding career helping others. Jess Hardman, 26, endured her share of challenges in the past, but ironically they spawned in her a yearning to help others. In December 2020, she landed her dream role...
Holidays a good time to head into the forest
Community
It’s holiday season and if you’re looking for something to do, one place to start is the Forestry Corporation of NSW website, where you can learn a little bit more about what fun can be had in a state forest nearest to you. With all of us spending this festive season a little bit closer to home, there are no...
Jugiong: the jewel of the South West Slopes
Food & Wine
John Philip Sheahan was onto a good thing when he built a pub in Jugiong in 1845. Intended to meet the needs of travellers on the track between Sydney and Melbourne, he’d be pretty chuffed, maybe a bit agape, to see The Sir George today. There are few people far and wide who haven’t heard of The Sir George. The...
Peter Garrett speaks of urgent need to reduce horse numbers
Environment
Former Federal politician, Australian rock legend and passionate Kosciuszko National Park supporter Peter Garrett has called for urgent steps to cut feral horse numbers in the park, describing their current numbers as a 'plague'. Following an aerial and ground inspection of the northern end of the park, accompanied by Invasive Species Council CEO and Reclaim Kosci spokesperson Andrew Cox, Mr...
Conservationists push to get 20,000 petition signatures
Environment
Amid the festive season rush, there’s another race of sorts taking place in streets, shopping centres and malls throughout NSW. Its purpose lies way beyond the concrete and asphalt boundaries of our cities and towns – in the streams and rivers, water catchments, wetlands, bogs, bushland and habitats of the fragile high country of the Australian alpine region. Formed by...
FOUND: Have you seen Robert Gilmour?
News
UPDATED 1:45 pm, 24 December: Robert Gilmour has been located safe and well. Police wish to thank the public for their assistance. 8:00 am, 24 December: Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man reported missing from Wallendbeen, north of Cootamundra. Robert Gilmour, aged 75, was last seen at his King Street home in Wallendbeen yesterday (23 December) and...
Five-day Bombala bootcamp prepares forestry firefighters for season ahead
News
Forestry Corporation of NSW firefighters recently honed their skills in preparation for this summer's bushfire season during a five-day training camp at Bombala. Staff from the Bombala, Tumut, South Coast, Coffs Harbour and Walcha forest protection areas were trained in essential firefighting skills such as fire behaviour; tactics and strategy; leadership; command; control and communications; and how to operate the...
COVID-positive case linked to Gundagai food outlet
News
Anyone who attended Oliver's Real Food at Gundagai last Friday evening between 5:30 pm and 6:06 pm is being asked to get tested for COVID-19 and isolate until they receive a negative test result. The Gundagai community is awaiting more details after it was revealed a Victorian teen who had holidayed at Sydney's Northern Beaches was on her way home...
Tumbarumba HSC student tops the state in metal and engineering
News
There were only 12 students in Lachlan Fisher’s Tumbarumba High School graduating class of 2020. Only two of them studied metal and engineering. Yesterday the news broke that Lachlan finished first in the state in that subject. Now he’s a local celebrity with well-wishers and family sending a barrage of congratulatory messages to the young student. Fresh from his ATAR...
Vale the politician of rural people: Ian Armstrong
News
There will never be a politician quite like him. A man who lived and breathed regional NSW, whose cheerful, almost jolly, demeanour with that unmistakable practical quality that issued from farming stock made him approachable, reachable and relatable. It was a successful, passionate blend of country and one that will be mourned by those in Ian Armstrong’s home town of...
Boorowa’s festive touch reminiscent of days gone by
Community
From Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman in New York; to Selfridges in London; Galleries Lafayette and Le Bon Marche in Paris; Brown Thomas in Dublin; and KaDeWe in Berlin – festive windows throughout the world are mind-blowing, footpath-jamming experiences. Even closer to home, David Jones and Myer draw crowds not so much for the shopping, but for the...
Fifty-day foothills festival hinges on art, music and film
Arts & Culture
Post-Christmas, the hills of the Snowy Valleys will come alive with the sound of music, art, light, laughter, celebration and celebrity as the highly anticipated Arbour Festival gets underway. Beginning on 28 December – exactly one year after the Dunns Road Fire wrought 50 days of havoc across the region – the festival will begin its own 50-day run, not only...
Appeal to find teen missing from Young, last seen in Wagga Wagga
News
Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a teenage girl reported missing from Young. Kyeesha Wickey, aged 14, was last seen in Wagga Wagga on Saturday, 28 November. Officers from the Hume Police District have been notified and commenced a search for the girl, who is known to frequent the Wagga Wagga and Sydney Metropolitan areas. Kyeesha is described...
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