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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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...
Southern Tablelands firefighters commended for bravery
News
A group of Southern Tablelands firefighters have been honoured for their bravery at the scene of a car accident south of Cooma in March 2019. The contingent of 16 firefighters have been awarded the Commissioner’s Certificate of Commendation (Unit) following their actions at a single vehicle accident which saw the rescue of a trapped elderly man. The commendation was awarded on...
Firefighting collaboration worthy of commendation
News
The collaborative efforts of a South West Slopes firefighting team has garnered the attention of NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Rob Rogers. Last week, the NSW Rural Fire Service’s South West Slopes management team, with headquarters in Harden-Murrumburrah, were announced as recipients of a Commissioner’s Certificate of Commendation (Unit). The management team oversee 50 volunteer rural fire brigades in the local...
Two hospitalised following machete attack – Junee
News
Two men have been taken to hospital following a stabbing in Junee earlier today (May 14). About 3 am this morning, officers from Riverina Police District attended a home in Junee following reports of a stabbing. Police have been told a 34-year-old man attended the home and allegedly struck another man, aged 49, in the head with a machete. The...
Mobile wellbeing program for Snowy Valleys residents
Community
If you live in the Snowy Valleys local government area, you would be forgiven if you felt a bit wide-eyed and bushy tailed. It’s been quite a year there. But help is on the horizon. A program that’s had success in assisting people to get physically and mentally back on track in the fire-affected NSW southeast – and has the...
Harry wins international people’s voice award
Arts & Culture
To say last week was big for Harry Cleverdon would be an understatement. The singer songwriter from Young turned 18 and won the People’s Voice award in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC). The news came through last Thursday night from an elated Harry, who said he was thankful and overjoyed that his song and music video, Hit Me While I’m Down, came...
Celebrities kick-start students’ days
Health & Wellbeing
Students from Young North Public School were treated to a cooking class from celebrity chefs Matt Preston, Gary Mehigan and Manu Feildel last week. They also heard from former Canberra Raiders NRL player Alan Tongue, and next week will listen to artist Ben Quilty and environmental educator Costa Georgiadis, among others. The online initiative from the NSW Department of Education...
Driveway death the catalyst for national safety campaign
Community
It was nine years ago that Peter and Emma Cockburn from Young lost their 15-month-old daughter Georgina in a driveway accident. Peter had arrived home from work and was reversing his builder's trailer into the garage of the family home when the curious tot, the youngest of four children, was fatally injured. Since then the couple has courageously and doggedly...
Police targeting Southern Region rural roads
News
Rural road trauma will be the focus of a police operation in effect this weekend in the NSW Southern Region. Operation Chrome launched on Friday, May 1 and runs through to Sunday, May 3. Local police will work alongside NSW Traffic and Highway Patrol Command officers, providing a coordinated effort to reduce rural road trauma throughout the region. Drivers and...
Vale David ‘Chook’ Howell: the Cherrypicker who stole Newcastle’s heart
Sport
If there was a man to be feared on the football field back in the 70s it was David “Chook” Howell. Howell was tough in a time when the fight for premierships was a hand-on-heart backyard turf war, where players worked by day, lived by one set of colours and played the full 80 minutes in a game governed by...
Poppies proliferate in Hilltops for Anzac Day
Community
The hearts of battle-weary soldiers would have swelled with delight if they had seen young Nicola Franklin and her mum Trish Nolan, wearing onesies, sitting at the entrance of their Chillingworks Road property patiently working on a front gate Anzac Day tribute one cool autumn morning this week. The words Lest We Forget aren’t easy work when chicken wire and...
Regional newspapers cease printing as communities respond to news challenge
News
Hot on the heels of last week’s announcement that Australian Community Media (ACM) had suspended printing operations, stood down staff and closed office doors amid the COVID-19 pandemic, independent media outlets including Region Media are responding to the challenge. Smaller non-daily regional papers across the South East will shutter their print operations as a consequence of the downturn, affecting many...
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