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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More work to open up access to our coastal vistas
News
The push to make the views from NSW South Coast headlands more accessible is continuing, with work planned to improve the surface of the 900-metre Tura Headland walking track and create three new viewing platforms. Bega Valley Shire Council’s project manager, Glenn Merrick, said the works would make it easier for people with limited mobility and specific needs to enjoy some of...
Release the hounds! Weed detection goes to the dogs
News
Using dogs to sniff out drugs, cadavers and criminals is commonplace these days, but one regional council is now using hounds to take on bad guys in the weed world. Snowy Monaro Regional Council and hawkweed eradication partners, including NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, NSW Local Land Services, and NSW Department of Primary Industries, recently conducted a joint operation...
Home and Away filming cuts off regional village
News
Long-running Australian soap opera Home and Away is filming in the Yass area during the next week but not all residents are starstruck by the idea. In fact, residents in the Wee Jasper Road area, south of Yass, are upset they weren't given adequate notice, particularly as it will cut the only access road to Yass for long periods of...
‘Y drive’ gears up for new learners in the Eurobodalla
Community
Eurobodalla Shire Council’s innovative 'Y drive' program is back on the road, and the search is on for more volunteers willing to help disadvantaged learner drivers get their licence. 'Y drive' matches learner drivers who lack access to a vehicle or a qualified driver with a car to volunteer mentors to help them get the 120 hours’ driving experience needed...
Important roadworks in Batemans Bay and Moruya in the lead up to Easter
News
The pre-Easter opening of the new Batemans Bay Bridge is on track, with Eurobodalla Shire Council now moving to improve parking and pedestrian safety in Clyde Street in preparation. The work, between North Street and the T-wharf car park entrance, will involve reconfiguring parking spaces from 45-degree angle parks to 90 degrees. The change will allow for new traffic arrangements...
Rubber hits the road on regional safety upgrades
News
Hundreds of road safety projects are rolling out across NSW in a $408 million blitz designed to reduce road trauma and save lives, with the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla shires receiving $7.74 million between them, and a further $6 million to be spent on the Monaro Highway. Member for Bega Andrew Constance said both the federal and state governments are...
Make our bridge beautiful, says Moruya Business Chamber
Community
A spark of inspiration has ignited a push to make a new bridge on the NSW South Coast more than just another concrete construction. Moruya Business Chamber president Tim Dalrymple wants to see any new crossing of Moruya River become an inspirational work of art, adding to the town's list of tourist attractions and reflecting the community's vibrant culture. "It...
More human remains wash up on South Coast, police probe Melissa Caddick link
News
A second crime scene has been established on the South Coast after human remains washed ashore at a beach near Ulladulla. Forensic investigators attended the scene at Mollymook Beach about 6.30pm on Friday 26 February 2021 after part of a human torso was found. The find follows an earlier gruesome discovery further down the coast where beach-goers discovered a running shoe...
Region Media responds to Facebook’s ban on local news
News
About Regional and RiotACT readers have woken this morning to depopulated Facebook feeds as the social media giant makes good its threat to ban publishers and Australian users from sharing or viewing any news articles on its platform. Region Media group editor Genevieve Jacobs says the move is concerning in the midst of a pandemic where social media streams are...
Don’s homecoming changes the face of Batemans Bay
Community
Very few people have literally changed the face of their old hometown, but Don Paull can lay claim to that achievement through his work on the Batemans Bay foreshore. Painting under the pseudonym Fangaroo, Don is the man behind the evolving new look of the iconic The Boatshed – also known as Innes' Boatshed. His work is transforming the shed's...
Saying goodbye to the love of a lifetime
Opinion
It's not often you can pinpoint the exact moment a 16-year love affair begins to die. The signs are there, everyone else knows it's coming, but you stick your head in the sand and soldier on regardless, trying to defy the inevitable by not giving it any oxygen. Then it hits you like a ton of bricks: the end is...
Albert McKnight heads up Region Media’s court coverage
Business
Albert McKnight has joined Region Media's growing stable of journalists, expanding the digital publisher's coverage to take in the ACT courts. He has reported at NSW Local and District Court level and is looking forward to engaging with the ACT's judicial system. Raised on the NSW South Coast, Albert studied psychology at the University of Wollongong before starting in journalism. He...
Sue’s big plans to bring South Coast cheese factory back to life
Food & Wine
When Brigadier Sue Melotte considered her retirement, the ACT woman approached it with all the planning and precision that stood her in good stead as the Department of Defence Director General Logistics Systems. She knew whatever she chose would have to be a passion; a project that would challenge, but not consume her. "I'd been looking to buy something down the...
Elderly woman allegedly kidnapped and thrown down an embankment
News
Police are looking for a barefoot man who allegedly kidnapped a 75-year-old woman and threw her down an embankment in the Snowy Mountains. Police were called to the Snowy Mountains Highway at Talbingo at about 3:30 pm yesterday (2 February) after the alleged assault. Riverina Police District officers, the NSW State Emergency Service and NSW Ambulance paramedics performed a vertical...
Motorists can expect delays as Monaro Highway roadwork gets underway
News
Motorists can expect short delays as work has begun on the construction of a new overtaking lane on the Monaro Highway, north of Baroona Road, Michelago. The $3.5 million project is expected to take four months to complete and will create a new northbound overtaking lane. Work will take place between 6:30 am and 6 pm on weekdays, and between...
WATCH: Australia Day delivery for Mogo Wildlife Park
News
After a heartbreaking few weeks, the staff at Mogo Wildlife Park are celebrating a leggy new Australia Day delivery. Tuli the giraffe became a first-time mum at about 10am on 26 January, giving birth in full view of visitors. "It was a crowd of about 30 to 40 people," said Zookeeper Chad Staples. "The funniest thing was the audible 'hooray'...
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