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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Call for Barnaby Joyce to put regional housing crisis on the national agenda
Property
The NSW South Coast's housing shortage is causing rents to spiral, with the region's price increases recorded in the past 12 months only surpassed by those in the Broken Hill/Dubbo regions, according to SQM Research. The investment research house – which specialises in providing research and data to financial institutions, investment professionals and investors – said rents increased 24.9 per cent on...
Bay man to face court over ACT shooting
News
A 22-year-old Batemans Bay man will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court today (24 June) after being extradited from NSW on weapons charges. ACT Policing Criminal Investigations detectives extradited the man on Wednesday afternoon (23 June) after a continuing investigation into a shooting in Narrabundah in November 2020. The man has been charged with two counts of aiding and abetting...
Easier access to COVID-19 vaccine as more general practices get onboard
News
People over 60 years of age now have more access to COVID-19 vaccines in the NSW South East with an extra 22 general practices accredited to administer the AstraZeneca vaccine. The Tuross Head Medical Centre and Bombala Medical Centre will begin offering COVID vaccinations on 28 June, while two general practices in Crookwell and three general practices in the Shoalhaven are also now...
Charges laid after car crashes into Queanbeyan police station gates
News
A man has been charged after allegedly crashing his car into security gates outside Queanbeyan Police Station yesterday (Tuesday 22 June). At about 11:40 pm, a white Holden sedan was travelling north on Farrer Place, Queanbeyan, when it hit the rear entry security gate. The car became wedged between the entry gates as a result and the gates sustained serious damage....
Water main break sends Queanbeyan East students packing
News
Students at Queanbeyan East Public School were given an early mark today, 22 June, when a burst water main left the facility without water. Water supply to parts of Queanbeyan East was disrupted from 10:45 am but Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council staff acted promptly to repair the water main break on Thurralilly Street and Bungendore Road by 12:45 pm. At that...
South Coast birds still dying but disease spread slows
Environment
Although the mortality rate is decreasing, rainbow lorikeets are still dying in large numbers along the NSW South Coast months after a spate of deaths was first recorded. WIRES is reporting the iconic birds are still being seriously afflicted by a bacterial infection in areas ranging from the South Coast to the Northern Rivers. University of Sydney Wildlife and Conservation Professor...
Busy coastal route closed for three months
News
One of the busiest roads in the Eurobodalla will be closed for about three months while Eurobodalla Shire Council undertakes major earthworks as part of a road safety upgrade. George Bass Drive at Lilli Pilli will be closed between Grandfathers Gully Road and Denise Drive forcing an estimated 5500 vehicles to detour through previously quiet rural roads. From 7 am Monday...
Ignore the social chatter, mayor says Wakefield Park is not a done deal
Motoring
Goulburn Mulwaree Mayor Bob Kirk has moved to reassure residents that a decision on alterations and additions to Wakefield Park is not a done deal, despite the chatter on social media. In a mayoral statement, Cr Kirk said an extraordinary council meeting set down for Tuesday 22 June to determine the outcome of a development application for the popular raceway...
COVID warning for Canberra after long weekend visit
News
Canberrans have woken to a health warning this morning after a Sydney man who visited the nation's capital over the long weekend returned a positive COVID-19 test. The man, in his 40s, from Sydney's north-western suburbs, visited the ACT on Monday 14 June, and went to the sold-out Botticelli to Van Gogh exhibition. His test results showed low virus levels...
Sodden start for new Batemans Bay TAFE campus development
News
It was more a sodden turning than a sod-turning when construction of the new $8 million TAFE NSW Connected Learning Centre officially kicked off in Batemans Bay on Friday 11 June. With rain coming down and the region in the grip of a polar blast, Bega MP Andrew Constance was joined by Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee to...
Robbers armed with machete and gun target South Coast club
News
A second South Coast village has been the target of violent crime in just over a week, with police launching an investigation into an armed robbery in Dalmeny on Tuesday night (15 June). At about 7:00 pm last night, two men armed with a firearm and machete forced entry into Club Dalmeny in Ruth Place, Dalmeny. They then threatened a...
Federal funds fall thick and fast on the high country
News
The Snowy Mountains' year-round tourist appeal has been given a boost with the Federal Government coughing up $10 million to complete a world-class walking experience. The funding will deliver stage four of the Snowies Iconic Walk, helping showcase a spectacular part of the Australian landscape. Announcing the funding, Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the project would complete the Kosciuszko...
Call to plug EV ‘black spots’ in the NSW South East
News
Parts of the NSW South Coast could become 'black spots' for electric vehicle drivers which could impact visitor numbers unless action is taken to provide more charging stations in the region, a community group has claimed. Participants at a Nature Conservation Council Regional conference in Batemans Bay recently heard of a push to install EV chargers on the Kings and...
Charges laid after woman loses leg following crash in January
News
A woman will appear in Queanbeyan Local Court next month to face seven charges, including drink and drug driving, following a serious crash that led to a passenger having her leg amputated. At about 10:00 pm on Saturday, 9 January 2021, a black Toyota Hilux was travelling north on Captains Flat Road at Primrose Valley, about 30 km south-east of...
Art installation knits together a lasting bushfire memorial
Community
Few things knit a community together more closely than a natural disaster. Shared loss, pain and trauma followed by rebuilding, regeneration and growth brings people out of their everyday lives and into a realisation of the importance of good neighbours, family and friends. Eighteen months after the devastating Black Summer bushfires, the team from the University of Wollongong’s (UOW) Batemans Bay...
Queen’s Birthday honours recipient Jules McConnel reaches lofty heights
Community
When Jules McConnel first leapt out of a plane 26 years ago, little did she know the sport of skydiving would take her to the lofty heights of an Order of Australia Medal. The Moruya woman was one of just over 1000 Australians recognised for outstanding efforts in their field as part of this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List. Jules...
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