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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Ninety new roles to boost Rural Fire Service ranks
News
About 90 new roles will be created in the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) in response to the state's Bushfire Inquiry and the devastation of the Black Summer fires. The NSW Government has announced $192 million in funding for the state’s emergency services and partner agencies during the next five years, including $56 million this financial year. NSW RFS...
Have your say on Cooma Sports Hub project
Sport
A new $15 million sports facility in Cooma will provide an opportunity to enhance grassroots sport across the Snowy Monaro, according to Snowy Monaro Regional Council. According to a council spokesperson, the Cooma Sports Hub will provide a state-of-the-art precinct capable of hosting regional level events. The facility will feature a three-court indoor sport facility at Monaro High School and a...
$3 million boost for mountain biking trails at Mogo
News
The wheels are in motion to attract a new cohort of adventure-loving tourists to the Eurobodalla with the announcement of $3 million in NSW Government funding for a new nature trail network at Mogo. The Mogo Adventure Trail upgrade will connect Mogo to Batemans Bay with more than 80km of stacked loop mountain bike trails starting in the centre of...
It’s Schoolies Week for insects and it’s likely to last for months
Environment
The annual Aussie salute is in full swing around the region, with flies and mosquitoes heralding the return of the warmer months with their distinctive buzz. Despite their important ecological role, there aren't too many of us who welcome the return of these pesky little blighters – and this year they seem to be more prolific than ever. However, Dr David...
‘Harshly worded’ letters have Snowy pet owners barking mad
News
Snowy Monaro Regional Council has written to the Office of Local Government (OLG) after residents received 'harshly worded' letters about annual permit renewals for non-desexed cats and restricted or dangerous dogs. Residents who received correspondence about changes to annual permit payments under the Companion Animals Act 1998 say the letters came after the 1 October payment cut-off. "Council is aware...
Keen-eyed social media users help avert ‘cat-astrophe’
Community
Four young Canberrans probably thought they'd pulled off the purr-fect crime last weekend when they catnapped a large, white feline from the NSW South Coast. Little did they know the lengths Zoe and Andy Pedashenko would go to to find their pampered pet. The aptly named Cat was having his usual stroll on Malua Bay Beach on Sunday, 5 October,...
Everybody loves Raymond as iconic restaurant reopens
Food & Wine
At 75, Raymond Ng is not letting a natural disaster stop him doing what he loves – cooking up a storm for patrons in his iconic NSW South Coast restaurant. Raymond's Chinese Restaurant has been an institution in Batemans Bay for more than 30 years and its namesake is determined the firestorm that engulfed Malua Bay on New Year's Eve 2019...
Frogs the surprise survivors of Black Summer bushfires
Environment
When we returned to our bushfire-ravaged rural home at Malua Bay, on the NSW South Coast, on New Year's Day, the last thing we expected to find were tiny green survivors in the blackened ruins of our garden. The only patch of colour was an old rhubarb plant, and tucked right at the base of its shrivelled leaves were tiny...
Unlicensed teen allegedly flees crash, leaves passenger severely injured
News
An unlicensed teenager has been charged after he allegedly fled the scene of a motorcycle crash, leaving his pillion passenger seriously injured near Braidwood. The 17-year-old boy was riding a motorcycle when it crashed on Stewart Crossing Road, Marlowe, 19 km north of Braidwood, at about 5:00 pm on 4 October 2020. His pillion passenger, a 31-year-old man, suffered serious...
FOUND: Cooma woman missing after trip to Canberra
News
UPDATE: Police located Francesca Hickling-Riveria at Waratah just before 11pm on Wednesday 30 October 2020. They have thanked the media and the community for their assistance. NSW Police are appealing for help from the public after a Cooma woman failed to return from a trip to Canberra last Friday, 25 September.  Francesca Hickling-Riveria was reported missing to officers from Monaro Police...
Beachgoers urged to keep a towel-length apart this year
News
A combination of school holidays and COVID-19-induced cabin fever is expected to contribute to a bumper few weeks on the NSW South Coast. But, like everything in 2020, spring break will look a little different this year. The NSW Government has announced a new COVID-19-safe summer strategy, which includes urging beachgoers to 'keep a towel-length' between them as the state...
School holiday motorists warned to expect changed conditions on the South Coast
News
With heavy traffic expected to start building around the South Coast holiday hotspots this afternoon, motorists are being warned to expect changed conditions. Transport NSW says road users can expect improved safety and reduced congestion at the Kings and Princes Highway intersection at Batemans Bay with new traffic lights operational before the October long weekend. A spokesperson said signals would...
Thredbo restaurant shut down for COVID-19 breaches
News
The restaurant in Thredbo's River Inn has been shut down for a week following repeated breaches of COVID-19 safety regulations. NSW Police and Liquor & Gaming NSW visited the venue four times in July and September, identifying breaches to patron numbers, a lack of spacing between seated patrons, mingling between tables and in queues, and alcohol being consumed while standing....
Malua Bay Rural Fire Brigade urges community to reconnect
Community
New Year's Eve 2019 will be etched in the memories of Malua Bay residents for the rest of their lives. While Sydneysiders rang in the new year with fireworks, hundreds of people hunkered down on Malua Bay Beach surrounded by a firestorm that burnt through 85 per cent of the bushfire brigade area. About 100 homes were lost. "The 2019-2020...
Taxi-driver sparks COVID-19 alert for Ulladulla, Batemans Bay
News
A Sydney-based taxi driver who visited the South Coast while potentially infectious with COVID-19 has sparked the latest alert from NSW Health. The man visited a number of venues in Milton-Ulladulla earlier this month and also drove a taxi in parts of western and south western Sydney. He also visited the Wray St Oyster Shed in Batemans Bay between noon...
Bega gets third mayor in five months
News
Bega Valley Shire Council has a new mayor, its third in five months. Councillor Russell Fitzpatrick was elected to the role at a meeting this week, and he will hold the position until the next council elections in September 2021. He defeated Councillor Robyn Bain by five votes to three – with Councillor Kristy McBain abstaining – in a ballot during...
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