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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The Boy From the Mish gives voice to teen angst
Arts & Culture
If it was tough growing up as an Aboriginal child in a small country town 20 years ago, it was even tougher if you were also gay. Debut author Gary Lonesborough has written the book he wishes he had the chance to read as a youngster coming of age on the NSW Far South Coast. The Boy From the Mish...
Zookeeper Chad heartbroken by sudden death of orphan lion cub
News
Mogo zookeeper Chad Staples has shared his pain at losing one of the two lion cubs he's been hand-raising since the death of their mother more than a month ago. Mogo Wildlife Park’s treasured lioness, Zuri, tragically died three days after giving birth to her first cubs. The seven-year-old lioness gave birth to two healthy cubs on 8 December, but...
Caravans plugging holes in South Coast housing crisis
News
A NSW Far South Coast group that has provided 65 caravans to people made homeless by the Black Summer bushfires says its resources are being overwhelmed by demand for housing in the region. The Social Justice Advocates of the Sapphire Coast (SJASC) says there is an urgent need for both transitional and sustainable long-term social housing in Bega Valley Shire,...
Eurobodalla to host first NSW country show for 2021
Community
The Eurobodalla Shire will hold the first show in country NSW this year when it hosts a pared back COVID-19 safe event in Moruya on 23 January. Two smaller shows in the state's southeast have already been cancelled in 2021, and the Eurobodalla Agricultural Show looked set to follow. Bushfires forced the show to be abandoned in 2020 and organisers...
Strong summer season for high-country tourism
News
While border closures sent Victorian visitors scurrying home from the NSW Far South Coast, tourism in the high country is continuing to build, according to Snowy Monaro Regional Council Mayor Peter Beer. Mayor Beer said cafes and restaurants are busy, with bike riders and walking enthusiasts flocking to the alpine region. "We’ve experienced yet another bumper weekend in the region...
New market aims to help Pambula ‘Flourish’ in a tough year
What's On
The picturesque grounds of Pambula's historic Covington's will provide the setting for the town's latest tourist attraction, Flourish, a quarterly market designed to showcase locally handmade and grown goods. The Pambula Business Chamber, in conjunction with the town's Rotary Club, is reintroducing the markets, which are an echo of very popular farmers' markets that were last held on the site...
Check your fridge: coleslaw recalled over salmonella fears
News
If you have purchased a tub of coleslaw at Woolworths recently, it's time to check the refrigerator. Woolworths is recalling the product due to the potential presence of salmonella, which can cause headaches, fever, stomach cramps, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting. Symptoms often start six to 72 hours after infection and usually last for four to seven days, sometimes much longer....
Lights out at Nelligen’s iconic Steampacket Hotel
Community
Traffic streaming down the Kings Highway to Batemans Bay this weekend will notice one landmark is missing: the welcoming lights of Nelligen's Steampacket Hotel. After a turbulent 12 months, the Alvey family has made the tough decision to close the doors of the iconic pub as they work to repair damage wrought by storms and flood. Licensee Joel Alvey, with...
Rock in to historic Eurobodalla library exhibition this January
Community
The team from Eurobodalla Libraries is letting pictures tell the story this January, with an exhibition chronicling the early years of granite mining in the shire. 'Our past in pictures: A closer look at the history of Moruya granite' uses photographs supplied by the Moruya and District Historical Society to take a closer look at an important part of the...
Garage sales an eco-friendly way to find treasure among trash
Community
Long before sustainability was a buzzword, poking your way through neighbourhood garage sales was high on the weekend entertainment list. Finding treasure among someone else's trash has a thrill all of its own, and many a student's pad was kitted out with furniture found around the traps. But 10 years ago a couple of bright sparks came up with the...
Reality TV star Grant Crapp announces love child is on the way
News
Reality TV star Grant Crapp has announced he has a love child on the way, revealing his long-term partner, Lucy Cartwright, is pregnant with their first baby. The former Canberra schoolboy and now Batemans Bay builder, 25, found fame on Love Island Australia, winning the inaugural series. His relationship with Lucy caused a social media storm in 2018, with the...
Bega Mayor rolls out the welcome mat for Canberrans
News
Bega Valley Shire Mayor Russell Fitzpatrick has rolled out the welcome mat for Canberrans, inviting them to visit the Sapphire Coast this summer and enjoy some unexpected elbow-room. For the second summer in a row, the Sapphire Coast has seen a rapid, mass exodus of tourists over its busiest period. Last summer it was the devastating bushfires; this time around,...
Accident hotspot targeted in Grandfathers Gully roadworks
News
A notorious section of NSW South Coast road between Surf Beach and Lilli Pilli is to be upgraded, removing tight bends and providing protected right-turn intersections on George Bass Drive. During the years, numerous vehicles have come to grief on the bends at Grandfathers Gully, most recently a truck that rolled over. The road is an important link to the...
Musical chairs for holiday-makers as border closures disrupt plans
News
Holiday bookings in the Eurobodalla have become something akin to musical chairs, with accommodation vacated by Victorians quickly snapped up by NSW visitors who have had their own plans disrupted. While it's early days in terms of the success of this summer season, Eurobodalla Tourism Manager Tim Booth said it was far from all doom and gloom. There was an...
12 animal tales you loved in 2020
Community
If there's one thing About Regional readers love, it's a good animal story – and 2020 has had its fair share of those. From wandering dogs to stolen cats, injured koalas to wombat recruits, we've covered all the stories that make you ooh, ah, and scratch your head. Scroll down for a look at a dozen animal tales from 2020. 12....
The essence of 2020 captured in art and culture around the region
Arts & Culture
If 2020 was a screenplay, most of us would have thought it was a work of fiction. The highs and lows played out on a global stage were also reflected in life within our region. It's been a tough 12 months for the arts, but there have also been some remarkable achievements. We've put together the top dozen arts and...
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