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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Police hope face-fit images will help identify alleged Bonner shooter
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An artist has constructed face-fit images ACT Policing hopes will help identify two men believed to be involved in the aggravated burglary and shooting of a man in Bonner two months ago. The shooting happened at a home in Roy Marika Street on Sunday, 27 June. Police believe the incident began with at least two offenders attempting to enter the residence at...
120 flights in, 11-year-old balloonist shares his lofty ambitions
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Hamish Davis is just 11-years-old but when it comes to career ambitions, his head is already in the clouds. The Year 6 Neville Bonner Primary School pupil found his passion for ballooning at the ripe old age of two and, with the help of his dedicated mum, it's grown to lofty heights. With more than 120 flights under his belt,...
Police seize cocaine, cash, MDMA and ammunition
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A police raid at houses in Bonner and Braddon has allegedly recovered ammunition, cash and a quantity of drugs. On Friday (23 July), officers from Criminal Investigations, AFP Canine and Specialist Protective Command executed search warrants at residences in Bonner and Braddon after an ongoing investigation. During a search of the residences, police allegedly located cocaine and MDMA with a...
Police allege thief was on bail when he crashed a car five minutes after stealing it
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A 27-year-old Hawker man, on bail for another offence, allegedly stole and crashed a red Fiat 500 in Gungahlin yesterday (22 July). ACT Policing responded to the collision and arrested the driver and his male passenger, one of whom had also been arrested last week while already on bail. Police will allege the pair stole a red Fiat 500 at...
You have to see to believe 12-year-old Ethan’s cake creations
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When you picture a 12-year-old boy with cake icing, it's usually smeared from ear to ear. Not so for Ethan Penton, the Dunlop youngster taking the cake decorating world by storm. While most of us stick to the well-thumbed Women's Weekly Children's Birthday Cake Book for inspiration, Ethan is concocting 3D snowmen, robots and other gravity-defying cakes. So impressive are his...
Street forestry program gives suburbs the chance to turn a new leaf
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More than 1000 Canberrans across six suburbs have been given the chance to change the look of their streets as part of a pilot forestry program. The ACT Government is empowering Canberrans to decide what types of trees are planted throughout their suburbs and streets, growing the city’s tree canopy. Tree plantings have started in 31 streets across six suburbs,...
COVID warning for Canberra after long weekend visit
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Canberrans have woken to a health warning this morning after a Sydney man who visited the nation's capital over the long weekend returned a positive COVID-19 test. The man, in his 40s, from Sydney's north-western suburbs, visited the ACT on Monday 14 June, and went to the sold-out Botticelli to Van Gogh exhibition. His test results showed low virus levels...
Icy windscreens aside, winter may be warmer this year
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Those of us who have been scraping ice off their windscreens this week may find it hard to believe, but most Australians are in for a warmer than average winter according to the latest seasonal outlook released by the Bureau of Meteorology. The Winter Climate Outlook shows overnight temperatures will be warmer than average for the majority of the country with...
Man allegedly shot in ‘targeted attack’ in Palmerston
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ACT Policing is investigating what they believe was a targeted attack in Palmerston yesterday (27 May) that left a man with injuries consistent with a shooting. Police were called to Bendora Crescent, Palmerston, at about 2:15 pm following reports a man had been shot. At the same time, police received reports a vehicle was being driven erratically around Palmerston and that people...
Early morning police patrol in Taylor leads to drugs and firearm charges
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Sharp-eyed police patrolling Taylor early this morning have led to a 34-year-old man being charged with numerous drug and firearm charges. At about 12:30 am this morning (27 May), police on patrol in Taylor noticed a grey Audi A3 in a driveway with incorrect number plates. The car had been reported stolen earlier this month. The man who came out...
Reading Canberra’s history through its tree leaves
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To many of us, Canberra is synonymous with trees. In fact, some would argue the Bush Capital looks its best when sporting autumnal colours in its streets, parks and laneways. But that wasn't always the case. In 2015, forest canopy covered 19 per cent of the ACT’s urban area and by 2045 the ACT Government wants to see that hit...
Your say: Where to see the best of Canberra’s autumn glory
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Few could argue with the fact that Canberra's streets are spectacular in autumn. A drive through some of our leafy suburbs is nothing less than a delight as the green hues of summer turn into autumnal gold. After a hiatus last year, Canberra Tree Week is back, with great events happening across the ACT to encourage Canberrans to appreciate and...
Latest statistics show a drop in ACT crime rates
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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
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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
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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
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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...
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