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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South Coast horse riders prepare for epic Mongolian trip
Community
Two keen NSW South Coast equestrian riders will soon follow in the hoofprints of the world's greatest warlord, helping today’s Mongolian kids move on from lives scavenging garbage tips. Bodalla’s Duncan McLaughlin and Moruya’s Cele Stone are among 16 riders selected for the 3600km Blue Wolf Totem Expedition across Mongolia commencing in May 2022. Raising funds for the Children of the...
UPDATE: Man dies after crash that has closed Kings Highway
News
UPDATED: A man has died following a multi-vehicle crash on the Kings Highway, near Goulburn Rd, Mulloon. Monaro Police say a Mazda sedan and a heavy vehicle "impacted", before the sedan and an Audi SUV collided head-on. The driver and sole occupant of the sedan – a man aged 51 – died at the scene. The male driver of the heavy...
Fourteen-year-old among teens arrested after allegedly assaulting police
News
Six people, including a 14-year-old boy, have been charged over the alleged assault of two police officers in the Riverina region on Tuesday (11 January). At about 11:10 am, officers attached to Riverina Police District's Proactive Crime Team attended a home on Connorton Avenue, Ashmont, to make inquiries regarding a teenager wanted over an unrelated matter. While attempting to arrest...
Helicopter crash highlights inadequacies of upper torso restraints
News
A helicopter crash in the NSW Snowy Mountains has highlighted the inadequacies of standard restraints in aerial firefighting and long-line lifting, with an Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) investigation finding they are likely not fit-for-purpose. On 17 April, 2018, the pilot of a Garlick Helicopters UH-1H ‘Huey’ helicopter was conducting long-line lifting operations near Talbingo, in the Snowy Mountains, to...
Lake issues help float new-look Wagga council
News
It will be a new-look council in Wagga Wagga that gathers for its first meeting on 10 January with more than half of the seats to be occupied by first-time councillors. The result of the 4 December local government election was a decisive one for the group led by Lake Albert campaigner Mick Henderson, whose battles with council over the...
Outgoing Yass Mayor Rowena Abbey says thanks
Opinion
I became a councillor 13-and-a-half years ago and the first female Mayor of Yass Valley nine-and-a half years ago. I'm very proud of those achievements. My mayoral term started with the Cobbler Road grassfire which began on 8 January, 2013, and burnt 14,000 hectares within six hours. The headline in the paper at the time was 'Baptism of Fire' and...
Inspiring course offers hope, new skills to Wagga refugees
Community
An inspiring project aimed at arming refugees with new employability skills and helping Riverina farmers address a crippling farm labour shortage is taking shape at TAFE NSW Primary Industries Centre in North Wagga. A partnership between TAFE NSW, Australian Red Cross and employment provider Acclaimed Workforce, the Harvest Trail skill sets have seen a group of Yazidi refugees in Wagga...
Teen charged after elderly women robbed in Wagga
News
Police have arrested a teenage boy over two alleged aggravated break and enters at homes in the state’s Riverina this week. About 12:30 am yesterday (Tuesday 14 December), police have been told a male broke into a home on Dalman Parkway, Wagga Wagga, and entered an elderly woman’s bedroom. It will be alleged the 84-year-old woman was sexually touched. She...
Vandals attack safety equipment at Wagga Wagga Beach
News
An overnight vandalism attack on recently installed water safety equipment at the Wagga Wagga Beach precinct has angered and disappointed community members. One of the new lifebuoys containing an angel ring and throw rope at the beach were targeted on Monday night (13 December) or Tuesday morning and were significantly damaged. Wagga Wagga City Council was advised of the attack...
No sleigh for Santa as he jingles into Wagga this year
Community
It's starting to look a lot like Christmas in the Riverina, but don't expect to see Santa and Mrs Claus hooning around in anything as old-fashioned as a sleigh. This year, the jolly couple is swapping their sleigh and reindeer for a vintage Kombi van so that they can jingle their way around the suburbs of Wagga on Wednesday, 22...
River Cottage’s Paul West back on our screens in a new role
Food & Wine
Ever since Paul West burst onto our television screens back in 2013, people have been fascinated by the sort of life he lived and the local produce he surrounded himself with on River Cottage Australia. The farm in Central Tilba was the stuff of dreams for many people wistfully thinking of a simpler life in a stunning location. Even though...
Supermarket and school among Omicron exposure sites as ACT records first case
News
A supermarket and an end of school celebration are among the casual contact locations released by ACT Health after the first case of Omicron was discovered in the ACT. Health authorities are working to trace contacts of the person who tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID-19, which has been declared a "variant of concern" by the World Health...
New research project to look at impact of Wagga Wagga’s active travel paths
News
Wagga Wagga’s new network of shared paths will be the focus of a joint research project to uncover what impact the city's Active Travel Plan (ATP) is having on the local community.  Wagga Wagga City Council Mayor Greg Conkey OAM has welcomed the research initiative, saying the 13 ATP links provide safe options for adults and children to cycle or...
Wagga’s controversial Kooringal Rd works pushed back to next year
News
The controversial reconstruction of one of Wagga's major thoroughfares, Kooringal Rd, has been pushed back to next year and will now use a new pavement design and construction method to significantly speed up work when the project resumes. The project has been delayed a number of times – was started and then postponed – and now faces a million-dollar blowout. However Wagga...
Mogo Wildlife Park’s meerkats witness two proposals in one day
Community
Travis McGrath relied on a bit more than animal magnetism and good timing when he proposed to his girlfriend, Karlee Barton, during a meerkat encounter at Mogo Wildlife Park. Down on one knee in front of a family and complete strangers, the Amaroo plumber was reasonably optimistic he would get a "yes" from his girlfriend of three years. "I don't...
Police probe claims missing baby was ‘given to a woman in a coffee shop’
News
National authorities have renewed appeals for help locating a 17-month-old Canberra baby whose parents allegedly met a woman in a coffee shop and gave her $200 to care for the child. Hoang Vinh Le was just 10-months-old when police first appealed for assistance. Born on 21 June 2020, Vinh was removed from the care of his maternal grandmother on 9...
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