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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Bushfire-hit mirror twins caught in government red tape
News
At 68, Mogo mirror twins Peter and David Abel have negotiated all of life's twists and turns as a united front. Now, the very relationship that has defined them is being used by the Federal Government to deny access to funds to help them rebuild after the Black Summer bushfires. In what's been described as a heartless move, the pair...
Nelligen’s iconic Steampacket Hotel is back in business
Business
The scaffolding may still be up but the lights are back on at Nelligen's iconic Steampacket Hotel. It's taken three months of blood, sweat and tears for the Alvey family to finally get the pub back into shape after a turbulent 12 months that saw it buffeted by bushfires, storms and floods. Licensee Joel Alvey, with mum Heather, wife Melissa...
Go wild on the South Coast these school holidays
Best of Region
School holidays on the NSW South Coast just got a little wild, with Mogo Wildlife Park launching a new visitor experience. Just over a year after the Black Summer bushfire crisis devastated the region, the wildlife park has launched a bespoke camping option, Camping at Mogo, for visitors and locals. The all-inclusive package includes tents, beds, meals and a group...
Basil Sellers gives Moruya the gift of a world-class sculpture
Arts & Culture
A sculpture created by one of Australia’s most recognised artists and donated by philanthropist Basil Sellers OAM, will soon be installed in pride of place at Moruya. The $100,000 gift to the Eurobodalla community was commissioned by Mr Sellers to further enrich The Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre which has fast become a must-see attraction on the south-east arts circuit since...
Billionaire Justin Hemmes snaps up South Coast venue
Business
Billionaire hotelier Justin Hemmes has confounded the pundits choosing the NSW South Coast as his entertainment and hospitality company's first venture outside Sydney. The location of Merivale's first venue outside the NSW capital has long been a subject of conjecture, with many industry insiders believing it would be Melbourne. Instead, the hospitality heavyweight has snapped up The Quarterdeck in Narooma...
New bid to save critically endangered Mongarlowe Mallee
Environment
A medium-sized shrub that grows only in isolated areas north of Braidwood is in danger of being lost forever without human intervention. With just six known remaining plants, the Mongarlowe Mallee (Eucalyptus recurva) is on the critically endangered list - but there is hope. South East Local Land Services is partnering with the Saving our Species (SoS) Program run by...
Bega Valley Shire’s outdoor pools wrap up for winter
Community
Bega Valley Shire Council's swimming pools in Bega, Bemboka, Candelo, Cobargo and Eden have now all closed until spring after a challenging year for staff and patrons. The indoor Sapphire Aquatic Centre in Pambula will remain open throughout the coming cooler months. Pools Coordinator Nic Hoynes said the year had been unusual and challenging at times but the community had...
Oysters off the Easter menu for many after devastating floods
Food & Wine
Hot cross buns, chocolate and fresh seafood are traditional Easter staples around the region but this year's flooding rain has taken oysters off the menu for many. After surviving drought, bushfires and COVID-19, oyster leases in waterways along the NSW coast have been devastated by flooding with the northern rivers and Far South Coast hardest hit. Infrastructure has been destroyed and...
New Merimbula walkway open in time for Easter
Community
Visitors and Merimbula residents have a new tourist attraction to enjoy this Easter with work now complete on the Lake Street Shared Path. Member for Bega Andrew Constance said the new $3.7 million, 900-metre path, which runs alongside Lake Street from the intersection of Main and Cliff streets to the Bar Beach entrance, was a much anticipated and welcome addition...
Emergency workers and Aboriginal Elders lead walk across new Batemans Bay bridge
News
After weeks of rain, blue skies made for spectacular views for the crowds of people who thronged across the new Batemans Bay Bridge on Saturday. With a price tag of $274 million, the project to replace Batemans Bay's ageing but iconic bridge marked a historic milestone with a community walk led by local emergency services across the new span. Bega...
Stop it at the source: volunteers urged to log marine mess
Community
Everything from dog toys to a gas bottle and car tyre have washed up on NSW South Coast beaches in the wake of last week's wild weather. More than 45kg of marine debris was removed from Moruya’s Shelly Beach alone on the morning of Wednesday, 24 March, after heavy rains washed rubbish into local waterways. Members of the Eurobodalla Marine...
Major works start on multi-million dollar Barton Highway duplication
News
The multi-million dollar Barton Highway duplication project has started with major work to build two new lanes northbound on the highway from south of the NSW-ACT border to the intersection of Rolfe Road. While initial preparation work on the $200 million project began last November, this week has seen the start of the construction work that will directly benefit the 13,000...
Tiny turtles find any port in a storm will do after being blown off course
News
The intense storm cell lashing the East Coast is displacing animals as well as people with seven baby loggerhead turtles washing up on South Coast beaches so far. The hatchlings have been found in the Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla and Bega Valley shires after being washed down from their nesting areas in Queensland. Listed as a vulnerable species, loggerhead turtles usually disperse...
Community walk to mark Batemans Bay’s historic bridge opening
News
Despite days of flooding rain on the NSW South Coast, Member for Bega Andrew Constance's office says everything is still on track for the new Batemans Bay Bridge to open to traffic in time for the Easter break – months ahead of schedule. Traffic is scheduled to move onto two lanes of the new $274 million bridge in coming weeks with the...
Funds to tap into thousands of years of bushfire knowledge
News
Two capital region organisations will share almost $400,000 in government funding to harness thousands of years of Indigenous land and fire management knowledge and help communities better prepare for major bushfire events. The collaboration between Indigenous and conventional land and fire managers is being supported by the Federal Government’s $200 million investment in bushfire recovery for wildlife and their habitat,...
Want to be a zookeeper? Follow your animal instincts at Moruya TAFE
News
A new TAFE course aimed at upskilling the next generation of zookeepers has been unveiled in Moruya. TAFE NSW Moruya has just launched the Certificate III in Captive Animals after extensive consultation with zoos in the Illawarra, South Coast and beyond, including Mogo Wildlife Park. The unique course, which is enrolling now, is the minimum required qualification for zookeepers and...
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