About Kim Treasure

Kim Treasure has been a journalist for more than 35 years, working across regional NSW and Canberra in print, radio and online. She began her career at the Newcastle Herald with Fairfax Media and managed almost 40 mastheads across Southern NSW before leaving the company in 2019. She was the voice of ABC Radio in the Eurobodalla for more than two decades and has written for national magazines and newspapers. Kim has been a judge on the NSW Australian of the Year Panel, a board member of the Ronald McDonald Holiday Retreat, and an active member of sporting and community organisations on the NSW South Coast. She has a passion for public interest journalism and a drive to foster community connections and conversation. Kim lives on small acreage near Batemans Bay and loves nothing more than spending time with family and friends - both two and four-legged.

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Fishers back on the rocks after near-drowning at Malua Bay
News
Less than 24 hours after a 34-year-old fisherman narrowly escaped drowning when he was washed into the sea south of Batemans Bay, fishers were back on the rocks. The man was washed into turbulent seas at Pretty Point near Malua Bay on Sunday morning (12 June) and would most likely have drowned if not for a lucky coincidence. A local...
Broulee the decider for state’s Inflatable Rescue Boat series
Sport
It may be a long weekend but there'll be no time for relaxation for the state’s best Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) racers, with Broulee playing host to round three of the 2022 Sharkskin NSW IRB Premiership. Around 400 competitors and 60 officials will converge on Broulee Beach this Saturday and Sunday for the event. It is set to attract some of...
Heavy snowfalls cause Kosciuszko National Park closures as resorts gear up for bumper weekend
News
While recent snow has been good news for resort operators in the lead up to the traditional season opening long weekend, it has caused problems on the road. Recent storms across Kosciuszko National Park have seen snowfalls in excess of half a metre, forcing the early closure of several roads and visitor areas. Drivers travelling to the snowfields for the Queen’s Birthday...
Police bust two for widespread mail theft
News
ACT Policing has recovered more than 1000 stolen mail items from the ACT and as far away as Batemans Bay after arresting two people in Lawson. A 29-year-old man and 16-year-old woman will each face 23 counts of mail theft and further charges are expected to be laid. The arrests came on Sunday (29 May), after police received calls regarding...
Bridge sculpture latest addition to Bay’s changing face
Arts & Culture
Steel from Batemans Bay’s iconic old bridge has been given a new lease on life as part of the changing face of the NSW South Coast town. Artist Joel Adler has salvaged and repurposed about five tonnes of the bridge steel to create a two-storey high sculpture, which was lifted into place this month. It is the latest part of...
Eden work halted as developer takes legal action against Bega council
News
The developer behind the $100 million “Sapphire of Eden” and the refurbishment of the Australasia Hotel has now stopped work on both projects, claiming Bega Valley Shire Council has "bungled" various consents to allow the works to continue. Instead Core Assets Development Pty Ltd (CAD) has begun legal proceedings against the Far South Coast council in the Land and Environment...
Skipper charged following fatal boating accident at Moruya
News
Police have charged the skipper of a boat after a man died when it capsized on the state’s South Coast earlier this year. Just before 11 am on Wednesday 9 February 2022, emergency services were called to North Head, Moruya, following reports a boat had capsized. Police have been told a six-metre aluminium vessel – carrying three men – tipped...
McCormack faces one less political rival in the battle for Riverina
News
In a surprise federal election twist, the Riverina will have one less challenger in next month's poll with the news that independent Pennie Scott has withdrawn from the race. Initially citing "unforeseen circumstances" on Twitter, Ms Scott later explained on her LinkedIn page that she had "stuffed up", and missed the deadline for nominations. Riverina is the third safest Coalition...
Jindabyne clock back in action but no timely celebrations
Community
For the first time in many years, the Jindabyne Clock Tower is ticking again thanks to the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities funding upgrades to the Jindabyne Memorial Hall and the tireless work of a master horologist. The Memorial Hall was erected 55 years ago when the town of Jindabyne was moved to its current location in preparation for the...
Big seas put Eurobodalla’s coastal hazard planning to the test
News
The battering the Eurobodalla's coastline took in recent big seas shows the shire’s coastal planning program is on the right track, according to Eurobodalla Shire Council. A swell of up to 7 m lashed the coast last weekend, overtopping car parks and roads and pounding beachside dunes. "Thankfully there was no major damage to council-managed infrastructure," a council spokesperson said,...
Health services cut back in Murrumbidgee Local Health District as staff shortages bite
News
A combination of workforce shortages, furloughed staff and the impact of COVID-19 are causing temporary cutbacks to health services in the Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD). The MLHD said three of the District’s health facilities were particularly affected by the staffing issues and unplanned leave caused by rising levels of COVID-19 transmission in the community. From Monday 11 April, overnight emergency...
Mary-Clare Smith doesn’t let germs bug her
Community
Mask mandates weren't necessarily welcomed by anyone, but for deaf or hearing-impaired people, they added an extra layer of isolation, according to Mary-Clare Smith. As the Murrumbidgee Local Health District’s (MLHD) district infection prevention and control clinical nurse consultant (CNC), these considerations falls under her remit. “We are currently working with a staff member who is deaf and, as you can...
Eye of the Tigers on mental health during Goulburn visit
Community
Representatives of the Wests Tigers NRL Club have visited Goulburn Correctional Complex as part of a scheme to tackle mental health awareness with staff. Senior Correctional Officer Derek Haine from the High Risk Management Correctional Centre organised a tour, barbecue and presentation about initiatives at the complex to reduce reoffending. “The focus for the day is mental health awareness and...
Police seek help after elderly woman badly hurt in home invasion
News
Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward after reports an elderly woman was seriously injured during an aggravated break and enter on Monday. About 8:30 am, 14 March 2022, an 84-year-old woman was found in her home on Twynam Street, Narrandera, covered in blood. NSW Ambulance paramedics treated the woman at the scene for injuries to her...
UPDATED: Truck driver dies after Kings Highway crash
News
UPDATED:  NSW Police have confirmed the truck driver involved in this morning's accident on the Kings Highway has died. "The driver - a man believed to be aged in his 30s - was trapped before being released but, despite efforts, he died at the scene," a spokesperson said.  "He is yet to be formally identified. "Officers attached to South Coast...
Teenager charged after fatal crash near Wagga
News
Police have charged a teenager after a two-vehicle fatal crash near Wagga Wagga on Saturday, 12 March. About 8:30 pm on Saturday, emergency services were called to the intersection of Holbrook Road, Gelston Park – about 16 km south of Wagga Wagga – following reports a Nissan X-Trail and a VW Golf had collided. The passenger of the VW Golf...
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