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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COVID cases continue to grow, Hilltops now in lockdown
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COVID-19 numbers in the Capital region are continuing to increase, with eight new cases in southern NSW and the Hilltops local government area thrown back into lockdown. The Batemans Bay cluster has spread to Narooma, with one new case recorded there and four new linked cases in the town itself. There are two new cases in Jerrabomberra - both are...
Watch the tree removal work underway on the Kings Highway
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With much of the region still subject to COVID-19 lockdowns, tree removal work on the Kings Highway will continue through the September school holidays as per the current closure schedule. Closures will be in place from Tuesday to Thursday between 8 am and 3 pm until Thursday 30 September. From Tuesday 5 October, closure times will be extended until 4...
Stop-start snow season takes another turn as some resorts reopen
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Snowy Mountain resorts are hoping regional tourists will give them one last bite at the topsy-turvey 2021 winter season before its official close next month. This week's decision by the NSW Government to lift stay-at-home orders in the Snowy Mountains and about a dozen other NSW local government areas means the ski resorts can reopen. Perisher didn’t waste any time,...
From riot-torn Cairo to the peace of regional NSW, Wael Fahmy makes a healthy career change
Community
Wagga Wagga's Wael Fahmy had a high-flying career in banking before moving from Egypt to Australia, but it came with one significant drawback. He worked for Barclays in Cairo’s central business district, leading performance improvement and then strategy and business development. While he enjoyed living in the city that never sleeps, some of Cairo’s most violent demonstrations occurred at the foot...
UPDATED: 17 new COVID-19 cases in southern NSW, one in Young
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UPDATED 11:00 am: Seventeen positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Southern NSW Local Health District to 8:00 pm yesterday, and one case in Young. The man, in his 60s, presented at Young District Hospital and has been transferred to Wagga Wagga Base Hospital. The source of the infection is currently under investigation and contact tracers are working to...
Nostalgic nights at Jameson’s On the Pier
Food & Wine
In the 1990s, back when going out to a restaurant was something we took for granted, there was still something special about a night at Jameson's On the Pier. As the only truly waterfront restaurant in Batemans Bay, Jameson's was the place for celebrations - engagements, wedding anniversaries, birthdays and date nights were all marked by lunch or dinner literally...
Bega, Snowy Monaro out of lockdown as Yass, Jerrabomberra, Queanbeyan record new cases
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Bega Valley Shire Council and the Snowy Monaro will come out of lockdown at 1 pm today (Thursday 16 September) following confirmation that two cases reported in Merimbula last week were false positives. Bega MP Andrew Constance welcomed the move but warned people needed to remain vigilant and get vaccinated. "This is an important step given there are no active...
River of Art keeps the good times flowing, virtually
Arts & Culture
It takes more than a global pandemic to conquer Eurobodalla's creative spirit. Just as the 2019-2020 bushfires which swept through the region couldn't keep good artists down, the COVID-19 lockdown of spring 2021 has motivated Eurobodalla's River of Art into finding new ways to give voice and visuals to its creative community. So while the planned 10-day physical program that...
UPDATED: False positives in Merimbula while Bay outbreak grows to six
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UPDATED 2:00 pm: Deputy Premier John Barilaro has done little to quell rumours a cluster of COVID-19 cases at Batemans Bay was triggered by a recently released Parklea prisoner and a subsequent party. Questioned directly about the alleged incident, Mr Barilaro cited privacy concerns for his inability to comment but admitted "locals have a good feel for what is going on...
Watch the CCTV vision released by police in hit and run investigation
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CCTV images and vision have now been released as investigations continue into a hit and run crash that left a police officer with serious head injuries in the state's Southern Region last month. About 8:20 pm on Monday 30 August 2021, officers from Monaro Police District were in pursuit of a confirmed stolen utility on the Monaro Highway, Nimmitabel, about...
Four more COVID-19 cases in southern NSW
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UPDATED: Please note an earlier version of this story listed a Queanbeyan exposure site on 5 September. The correct dates and times are: Woolworths, Queanbeyan, between 6:40 am and 6.55 am on 9 September, and 6:15 am to 7:10 am on 10 September. The Southern NSW Local Health District has recorded four new COVID-19 cases overnight, two in Queanbeyan, one in...
Stolen car allegedly driven at police during Riverina pursuit
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Wagga Wagga Local Court is expected to hear allegations a car stolen from Cootamundra was used to drive at police during a pursuit on the weekend. About 9:30 pm on Sunday 12 September 2021, officers from Riverina Highway Patrol were patrolling west along Red Hill Road, Tolland, when they saw a stolen grey Ford Territory travelling in the opposite direction....
Snap lockdown for Yass shire after COVID case confirmed
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Residents of the Yass Valley have had a short-lived taste of freedom, with a confirmed COVID-19 case plunging the council area back into a snap lockdown. New restrictions will be in place from midnight tonight for at least the next two weeks to try to prevent the spread of the potentially deadly Delta variant. Health authorities say a case of...
More COVID-19 cases at Queanbeyan, virus fragments in Eden
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Three new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in southern NSW, all of them centred around the Queanbeyan area. Two new cases were reported in the Southern NSW Local Health District to 8 pm last night, bringing the total cases in the LHD to 24 since the start of the current outbreak in June. Both of the new cases are...
Beach warnings ahead of expected summer exodus to the coast
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After a year filled with lockdowns, restrictions and frustration, many of us are hanging out for a relaxing summer filled with blue skies and perfect beach days. The annual exodus to the NSW South Coast is a tradition for many people, but this year those numbers are expected to be bolstered by those reluctant to gamble on border closures and...
New COVID cases in Karabar, Goulburn; virus fragments in Moruya, Harden, Young, Yass and Jindabyne
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Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to 8 o'clock last night, bringing the total number of cases in the LHD to 22 since the start of the current outbreak in June. One new case is in Karabar, Queanbeyan, and one is in Goulburn. Both are under...
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