I am proud to have worked for the Otago Daily Times and Stuff (formerly Fairfax NZ).
I am currently contributing to NZGrower and The Orchardist.
I have also contributed to a range of Stuff publications, Army News, the Oamaru Mail, the former APNZ, and the New Zealand Herald.
In my regional reporter and community reporter roles I covered a wide range of news rounds. I particularly enjoyed rural or farming stories, human interest profiles, and feature writing.
Some issues involved long-term work, producing many stories over the years like the closing of the Balclutha courthouse.
Other stories highlighted issues facing rural communities such as policing.
I also covered large breaking news events including the closure of the Alliance Group’s Mataura plant.
Operation Owen: A community project in Kaitangata to make a purpose-built home for the Owen family.
Clutha Health First hospital upgrade:
Embedded on exercises with the New Zealand Army
While studying journalism in 2010 I was offered the chance to join the Queen Alexandra’s Mounted Rifles on two exercises. I wrote about my experiences for the Press and Army News, as well as producing an audio package for our class radio show.