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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Riverina town of Hay is the starting point for 2022 Shitbox Rally
Community
After a two year wait due to COVID, 500 people in teams of two driving cars worth less than $1000 will depart the western Riverina in late March to take part in a rally that can only be explained in colourful language. Let’s rip the Bandaid off and call it what it really is -  the Shitbox Rally. That’s what...
National recognition for groundbreaking Wiradjuri language course in Wagga
Arts & Culture
A Charles Sturt University team in Wagga Wagga has received a prestigious national citation for student learning which aims to restore and revitalise Wiradjuri language and culture. The team, led by Professor Susan Green in the Charles Sturt School of Indigenous Australian Studies, has received a citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning from the 2021 Australian Awards for University Teaching overseen by Universities...
Selwyn Snow Resort announces 11 June reopening date
News
Winter is coming and the most highly anticipated event of 2022 in the Snowies is the re-opening of the Selwyn Snow Resort which has literally risen phoenix-like from the ashes of the 2019-2020 bushfires. The gruelling task of rebuilding the resort began after the discovery that the early January 2020 inferno had not just destroyed machinery, snowmaking and lift infrastructure,...
Health service pleads to keep emergency department for emergencies only
Health & Wellbeing
The Young Local Health Advisory Committee (LHAC) has taken the unprecedented step of asking local residents to use the local hospital emergency department (ED) for emergencies only. LHAC Chair Fiona Douglass said in January the ED had been inundated by individuals who had presented with a range of non-urgent symptoms from colds, sore throats, headache, congestion and sore backs. “January has been...
Candlelight vigil in support of Maddie and her rail safety campaign
Community
On Wednesday, candles were lit across the nation in collective and harmonious support of the efforts of Grenfell nurse Maddie Bott’s campaign to beef up safety measures at level rail crossings in the face of industry inaction. The vigil played out on the Facebook page she has named Eurabba Heroes, and as much as the messages were empathetic and warm-hearted,...
Caterpillar who captured world’s attention now an Emperor
Community
Social media followers across the world have waited with bated breath and today the magic finally happened - Eric the Caterpillar transformed into Eric the Tailed Emperor Butterfly. About 9:44 am Wednesday, 23 February, the diminutive social media star from Binalong completed his 17-day transition from chrysalis to winged beauty right before the eyes of the one person he literally...
Cootamundra’s Ash Voll on the path to a bright new future
Community
A Cootamundra man has vowed to use the pain of his own childhood and the skills learned at TAFE NSW to help light a new path for vulnerable people. A proud Worimi man, Ash Voll was taken from his parents and raised by his grandparents from the age of five after an early childhood marred by dysfunction. This exposed him...
New Hilltops festival encourages visitors to get off the beaten track
Arts & Culture
Come March, the new Off The Beaten Track (OTBT) Art & Cultural Trail will bring vibrant music and creativity to the Hilltops region.  This first-ever showcase of the flourishing art and cultural offerings across the NSW South West Slopes is expected to attract hundreds of visitors to the picturesque region. Running from 9-23 March, the trail will entice art and...
Celebrations as regional businesses take out NSW Tourism awards
Business
Several southern NSW businesses emerged from the 2021 NSW Tourism Awards bearing medals for their hard work and commitment, but the night was particularly significant for the Eden Visitor Information Centre. The Sapphire Coast centre was bestowed with the Judges’ Tourism Star Award alongside Port Macquarie-Hastings Council and Simpson Cottage, which sits in the Royal National Park, south of Sydney. The special accolade acknowledged...
Upgraded Blue Lake platform offers top views with a lighter footprint
News
If you’ve walked the path to the peak of Kosciuszko there’s a good chance – if you were feeling fit and adventurous - you may also have turned right towards Blue Lake on the Main Range Walk. In a landscape that still shows evidence of the Great Ice Age – which ended around 10,000 years ago – the 16-hectare, 28-metre...
Binalong caterpillar’s journey now a global phenomenon
News
A tiny green caterpillar living in Binalong is rapidly becoming a worldwide phenomenon as his story races around the planet, tickling the heartstrings of everyone who reads it. What began as a random find has now become a personal Facebook page – gathering a massive 5000 followers in two days – who are witnessing the transformation of the unique little...
Strong female focus in Hilltops as Marg takes the top job
Community
When a young Marg Lemaire first arrived in Young, it was all about chalk, blackboards, and the future of eager young minds. City-born and bred, the young teacher stepped into an unfamiliar, very rural world, unaware her life would metamorphosize into a seat at the head of the council table. Marg met and married John Roles, a farmer, and continued...
Riding for the Disabled rocked by theft of two horses
News
It’s a crime that’s left Riverina police shaking their heads, but the true loss is being felt in the wider Griffith and Leeton riding community after two Riding for the Disabled Association Australia (RDAA) horses disappeared from a paddock. Without a single lead in the case, the call has gone out to the public nationwide in a bid to find...
Thredbo basks in bronze glory after Tess Coady’s medal win
Sport
The Snowy Mountains community is basking in bronze glory today after one of their own adopted snowboarders - just months ago training at Thredbo - thrillingly jumped her way to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics podium. In an excruciating final that saw Tess Coady pitted against an international star-studded field of slopestyle snowboarders including American legend Jamie Anderson, New Zealand...
Health warnings issued as mozzie numbers escalate in southern NSW
Health & Wellbeing
In a year that’s already seen residents of Southern NSW battling massive storms, high-level rainfall and floods, now mozzies are the emerging threat. In recent weeks NSW Health has issued several warnings urging people to take extra precautions to protect themselves against mosquito bites and acquiring a mosquito-borne disease as high numbers of the insect are being detected by authorities. Murrumbidgee...
Snowy Valleys firefighters buoyed by $8m new headquarters
Community
Brutal bushfires two years ago tested the mettle of the Riverina Highlands Rural Fire Service (RFS) team but just months ago the staff were rendered homeless when their trusty ship – the Riverina Highlands Building in Capper Street, Tumut – went under thanks to a burst water pipe. Well used to emergency situations, the team took just three days to...
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