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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Birthday wishes galore for brave little bushfire victim
Community
When Emerald Smith turned 10 last November, the big-hearted little girl spent her birthday gift cards buying treats for weary NSW South Coast firefighters who were just starting what was to become the summer from hell. Emerald's bags of treats, each featuring a beautiful message, lifted spirits in the Long Beach Rural Fire Service shed and won the hearts of...
Swell time for bushfire affected teens
Community
It's been a tough 12 months for many NSW South Coast teens, first hit by bushfires, then isolated from their peers by COVID-19. Now a new program is aiming to help them ride out the peaks and troughs of 2020 by introducing them to another passion: surfing. The Eurobodalla branch of Surfrider Foundation Australia has secured funding to run a...
$5.25 million walking trail to link Batehaven to Malua Bay
News
A new 30km walking trail will wind its way along the NSW South Coast, linking Batehaven to Pretty Point at Malua Bay via beaches and headlands. The Batemans Bay Coastal Headlands Walking Trail and Observation Point Viewing Platform will come with a $5.25 million price tag and showcase some of the best coastal vistas south of Batemans Bay. The walk is...
Businesses struggle to find staff as summer season approaches
News
Some South Coast businesses are struggling to find staff as the region gears up for peak season, with many blaming the Federal Government's COVID-19 support for discouraging job-seekers. The Federal Government has extended the coronavirus supplement payment on the JobSeeker unemployment benefit — at a lower rate — until the end of March 2021. JobSeeker will reduce from $815 a...
Licensee and patron charged after fatal crash
News
Licensing police have charged a Riverina licensee, patron and licensed premises as part of an investigation into a fatal crash in the state’s south west earlier this year. Shortly after 6am on Saturday 21 March 2020, police were called to Sebastopol, following reports a vehicle had left the road and rolled several times. The driver and sole occupant of the...
Major upgrade for Broulee’s little club that could
News
Surf clubs have been an important part of Australian culture for more than 100 years, keeping watch over swimmers since the first one was founded in Bondi in February 1907. But on New Year's Eve 2019 they took on a new significance, providing shelter for more than 7000 people fleeing the worst bushfires in living memory. On that day around...
More than 50 sharks spotted off South Coast beaches
News
South Coast swimmers were treated to a fairly dramatic demonstration of why they should swim between the flags when more than 50 sharks were sighted off a sandbar on Sunday (15 November). The Moruya Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter crew alerted lifesavers to the shiver of 1-1.5-metre sharks, which were hunting fish in the crystal clear waters between Moruya and...
Cheetahs make the move to Mogo Wildlife Park
News
Cheetahs may be the fastest land animal on earth, but COVID-19 border restrictions can stop them in their tracks. Two females were due to make the long journey from Monarto Safari Park in South Australia to the NSW South Coast earlier this year but, like so many things in 2020, that didn't quite go to plan. With COVID-19 restrictions on travel,...
Canberra universities provide boost for health training in Cooma, Bega
Health & Wellbeing
Two Canberra universities have joined forces to deliver new clinical training facilities in southeast NSW, which aim to make healthcare more accessible in regional areas. The University of Canberra (UC) and Australian National University (ANU) officially opened two new clinical training facilities in Cooma and Bega on Friday, 13 November, as part of the South East NSW Health Collaborative project....
Barge to cause Batemans Bay Bridge delays this Saturday
News
Motorists needing to cross the Batemans Bay Bridge between 8 am and 9 am on Saturday, 14 November, are being warned to expect delays of up to 20 minutes. The last remaining barge used for marine construction of the new bridge is scheduled to leave the Clyde River, weather permitting, and the existing bridge will have to be opened to...
Exhibitions picture devastation, resilience and hope after fires
Arts & Culture
For nine years, the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden has run a photographic competition and exhibition, attracting entries from hundreds of enthusiasts. But 2020 is a year like no other, and the garden itself has been the scene of massive change. Devastated by the Black Summer bushfires that tore through on New Year's Eve 2019, the much-loved tourist attraction has spent...
Funding breakthrough for Bega Valley Innovation Hub
Business
An organisation that has helped grow more than 120 fledgling Bega Valley businesses has received $250,000 in Federal Government funding to continue its work. The Bega Valley Innovation Hub (BVIH) has received the funding under the government’s Incubator Support Initiative, which is investing more than $1 million in incubators across the country. Announcing the grant, Senator Jim Molan said funding for Bega...
Batemans Bay Bridge project passes halfway mark
News
The $274 million Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project has passed the halfway mark and is on track for an early 2023 completion date. When finished, the project will give vessels with a 12-metre vertical clearance uninterrupted access under the bridge and put an end to frustrating delays for motorists currently caused by the bridge opening. It will also provide four lanes...
More Kings Highway delays on the way
News
Coastal commuters who successfully navigate this month's Kings Highway closures will find a new hiccup in their travel plans in November. Motorists travelling between Canberra and Batemans Bay have had to plan their drives around major maintenance and repair work on the Kings Highway at Clyde Mountain since 12 October. Transport NSW has closed the highway in both directions at...
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...
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