Award-winning, experienced news and feature writer who has worked in New Zealand, India and the UK. A flair for magazine and newspaper design and highly skilled in sub-editing, managing workflow and leading people under tight deadlines. A strong interest in current affairs, generating story ideas and great writing. Social media savvy and proficient in Microsoft Word, InDesign, Quark and Cyber. Personally resilient, self-motivated and creative.
I'm best known for...
There's no doubt I'm the go-to for those looking for the right word and snappy one-liners. But my personal claim to fame was being the sole reporter allowed access to a Maori occupation in Rotorua, and the applause I received for empathetic and well-balanced writing when the conflict came to an end. Lesser known is my gift for all but bumping into famous folk – think the Queen and the Dalai Lama – while reporting. It's a gift!
Industries I know well
Health & Beauty
Travel & Tourism
Mediums I know well
Honours & awards
2006 / Front Page Design / Qantas Media Award
2003 / Front Page Design / Qantas Media Award
Two year Journalism Cadetship / Daily Post, Rotorua
Diploma in Journalism Feature Writing Course / Massey University