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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Rosedale community physically reunited after fires
News
The bushfire-ravaged community of Rosedale on the NSW South Coast is now physically reunited with the replacement of a footbridge that has linked north and south for generations. “It’s all one Rosedale and now we’ve re-established the physical connection,” said Rosedale resident of 54 years, David Boardman, at the official opening of the footbridge on 24 July. Eurobodalla Shire Council...
Power still out for almost 2000 in the Eurobodalla
News
UPDATE 1.30PM: Further Essential Energy resources have been deployed to the South Coast to help restore power to almost 950 customers in the Eurobodalla area. Crews have been working since early this morning and have successfully restored power to about 920 customers. For the rest, Essential Energy has sent a text message advising an estimated time of restoration. Many customers will...
No new COVID-19 cases from Batemans Bay cluster
Health & Wellbeing
There have been 17 new cases of COVID-19 identified in NSW in the past 24 hours - none of them linked to the Eurobodalla. However a Surf Beach woman has been fined for failing to self-isolate after returning from Victoria. Officers from South Coast Police District went to a Surf Beach home on Sunday after reports the 63-year-old woman had...
Fears for bushfire victims as torrential rain lashes coast
News
With torrential rain and high winds lashing the NSW South Coast, Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes is urging anyone living rough after the black summer bushfires to reach out for help. "My heart goes out to people in these conditions," Cr Innes said. "It's abhorrent to think there are people living in poor circumstances in this weather. We cannot, as a...
Frosty reception for COVID-19 breaches at ski resort
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The lure of an apres-ski drink has led to an alleged Public Health Order breach at Thredbo, just a day after police were forced to shut down a dance party near Lake Jindabyne. Police have taken legal action against several people and venues across NSW for alleged breaches of the state’s Public Health Orders over the weekend. A dozen people...
Old dogs, children and watermelon wine
Opinion
American country musician Tom T Hall sung, "Ain't but three things in this world that's worth a solitary dime, but old dogs and children and watermelon wine." I can't vouch for the watermelon wine, but I reckon he hit the nail on the head with the first two in his song, Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine. My 16-year-old cocker...
Progress for $30 million Goulburn aged care development proposal
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A $30 million development that's expected to create around 170 jobs in the Goulburn area is progressing through Goulburn Mulwaree Council. The council's staff are working on a planning proposal that will allow the new residential aged care facility, proposed on a site at Ducks Lane and Lillkar Road, southwest of the city, to go ahead. Signature Care has asked...
Four Eurobodalla clubs close after ‘casual’ COVID-19 contact
Business
Club Narooma and Club Dalmeny have taken to four the number of Eurobodalla clubs to close following a COVID-19 outbreak on the South Coast. Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, Club Malua, Club Narooma and Club Dalmeny have all voluntarily closed their doors for a deep clean after being told by NSW Health that an infectious person had visited the Batemans Bay,...
Community turns out in droves for COVID-19 testing
News
Eurobodalla residents are responding in droves to a health authority directive to undergo COVID-19 testing in the wake of an outbreak in Batemans Bay. More than 420 cars turned out for COVID-19 testing at the Hanging Rock Pop-up Clinic yesterday after positive cases were linked to the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club last week. The strong turn-out comes on the back...
Hospitals lock down to protect patients, staff
News
The Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) has taken the unusual step of banning visitors to Batemans Bay and Moruya Hospitals in order to protect patients, staff and carers from a COVID-19 outbreak in the region. In the Eurobodalla, visitors to both Batemans Bay and Moruya District Hospitals will not be permitted until further notice, unless under exceptional circumstances in...
UPDATED: Club Malua the latest business to close its doors as COVID-19 fear spreads
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UPDATE: Club Malua has closed its doors after learning a person who tested positive to COVID-19 visited there earlier this month. The dates in question were Tuesday 7 July, Wednesday 8 July and Sunday 12 July. "This being the case, Cabra Bowls Group have made the decision to close the club and the bowling greens effective immediately," a spokesperson said. "A...
Numbers in lockdown expected to rise as COVID-19 crisis worsens
News
Almost 80 Canberrans are in lockdown and many more will be forced to self isolate as the ramifications of a COVID-19 outbreak at Batemans Bay spread. Tracing has revealed 81 people from the ACT visited the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club during the critical period, with 79 already in isolation and health authorities attempting to contact the other two. An ACT...
Stay at home if you can, Mayor urges after COVID-19 outbreak
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Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes is urging people to stay at home if possible as concern mounts about the impact of a COVID-19 outbreak in Batemans Bay. Eight cases of COVID-19 are now linked to the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club and Mayor Innes is urging residents to follow the advice from NSW Health. “We must all take responsibility and follow advice...
Batemans Bay now COVID-19 hotspot as infection spreads
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Hundreds of people are being asked to self-isolate with a COVID-19 outbreak at Batemans Bay growing to eight. The Batemans Bay Soldiers Club closed on Friday night after two tourists who dined there earlier in the week tested positive. Initially, health workers were contact tracing anyone who dined at the club between 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm on Monday, 13...
Tight turnaround for rebuilding burnt-out bridges
News
Eighteen bridges in 18 months – that’s the lofty target Eurobodalla Shire Council’s works department has set itself in the wake of the past summer’s devastating bushfires. To put the scale of the rebuilding project into perspective, constructing one bridge would usually take 20-26 weeks. Many of the shire’s small communities were isolated after the bushfires damaged or destroyed 18 timber...
New build planned for razed Malua Bay bowlo
News
A development application to rebuild Malua Bay Bowling Club from the ashes of the past summer's bushfires is expected to be lodged with Eurobodalla Shire Council before the end of the month. Releasing first-draft artist impressions of the new Club Malua, Cabra Bowls Group CEO Jay Porter said the club's board of directors and management were determined to come back...
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