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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Latest statistics show a drop in ACT crime rates
News
The ACT has recorded a drop in person-to-person crimes in the latest quarterly statistics released by ACT Policing. The number of sexual assaults reported to police from January to March this year was the lowest reported for a quarter since 2018, and person-to-person crime as a whole was down compared to the first quarter of last year. The January to...
City’s top bars and restaurants named at gala AHA event
Community
There's nothing more certain to spark heated debate in pubs and clubs around Canberra than choosing who makes it onto the list of the city's top bars and restaurants. The Australian Hotels Association (ACT Branch) bravely took on that task, with expert independent judges sifting through more than 150 nominations across various categories including best pub, burger joint and steakhouse. The...
Lights go out on landmarks for Earth Hour 2021
Community
Old Parliament House and Canberra's iconic telecommunications spire, Telstra Tower, will be among the ACT landmarks blacking out tonight as part of Earth Hour. The lights will go out at 8:30 pm as part of the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment. This year, one-in-three Australians are expected to participate in the symbolic ‘switch off’ event, including 410 schools,...
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...
Canberrans given an extra public holiday to commemorate Anzac Day
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The ACT Government has declared an extra Anzac Day public holiday this year, with the Minister for Industrial Relations and Workplace Safety, Mick Gentleman, saying the extra day would allow all Canberrans to take part in Anzac Day commemorations. READ ALSO: Capital kitchen: Anzac biscuits recipe “Anzac Day is a significant day for many Canberrans, and this will empower workers...
Region Media responds to Facebook’s ban on local news
News
MyGungahlin, RiotACT and About Regional 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...
Check your fridge: coleslaw recalled over salmonella fears
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If you have purchased a tub of coleslaw at Woolworths recently, it's time to check the refrigerator. Woolworths is recalling the product due to the potential presence of salmonella, which can cause headaches, fever, stomach cramps, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting. Symptoms often start six to 72 hours after infection and usually last for four to seven days, sometimes much longer....
Early morning police blitz nabs speeding drivers
News
It seems too many Canberra motorists are still rushing to meet police, with speeding offences bringing them to highway patrol attention. Earlier this month, ACT Policing revealed on Facebook that speeding offences for 2020 had already surpassed the full 2019 calendar year. The post generated feedback from community members who expressed their concerns about speeding, especially early in the mornings....
WorkSafe blitz finds more breaches at Throsby sites
Property
WorkSafe ACT has re-visited residential construction sites in Throsby two weeks after its last blitz and issued new safety notices. Yesterday (18 November), WorkSafe inspectors visited 15 sites and issued 21 improvement notices, nine prohibition notices and one infringement notice. Just two weeks earlier, inspectors in Throsby issued 42 improvement notices, 12 prohibition notices and four infringement notices. The compliance...
Garbage strike extends for a third week, more suburbs impacted
News
Garbage truck drivers must be hoping for third time lucky as their industrial action for better pay and condition spills into week three. This time parts of Belconnen, Gungahlin and the Inner North will miss their regular collections while other suburbs will have their waste collected on a later date. The protected industrial action by drivers employed by collection contractor...
Keen-eyed social media users help avert ‘cat-astrophe’
Community
Four young Canberrans probably thought they'd pulled off the purr-fect crime last weekend when they catnapped a large, white feline from the NSW South Coast. Little did they know the lengths Zoe and Andy Pedashenko would go to to find their pampered pet. The aptly named Cat was having his usual stroll on Malua Bay Beach on Sunday, 5 October,...
New search for long-term missing Bonner man Jean Policarpio
News
Police will launch a new search of Mulligans Flat Reserve this weekend in a bid to find answers to the long-term disappearance of Jean Policarpio. Jean Vincent Policarpio, known as Vince, left his family home in Bonner at about 9:30 pm on 26 September 2017, without his wallet, phone and keys. He never came back. The-then 21-year-old was known to...
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