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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Young blacksmith Freddy Gaffey, 12, forges his own backyard business
Local Leaders
At an age when most kids are glued to their screens, Freddy Gaffey is out the back in the cubby he's converted into a blacksmith shop working at his homemade forge. The year seven student has set up his own sculpture and blacksmithing business, Freddy's Forge, and already employs his younger brother Jim to remove nails from the horseshoes he...