I became a journalist to tell people's stories. For the past 12 years I have worked as a journalist and communications officer in New Zealand, East Africa, South East Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific, specializing in media and communications for humanitarian agencies including Oxfam, Red Cross and the Himalayan Trust. As a journalist in New Zealand and Cambodia, I reported on daily news, sport and business for print and radio, as well as writing travel and adventure sports features for New Zealand newspapers and magazines. Below is a small sample of some of the extraordinary people I've met and adventures I've had along the way.
Telling people's stories
A selection of interviews with New Zealand media including TVNZ's One News, 3 News, Radio New Zealand and The New Zealand Herald.
A selection of media interviews from Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp including BBC World, TV3's Campbell Live, the Dominion Post, NZ Herald, Radio New Zealand and Auckland's BFM.
Project management of Somalia: a different perspective, a photo exhibition by photographer Petterik Wiggers that was presented at the UK Parliament and the African Union, Addis Ababa. Wiggers first photographed the horrors of war and starvation in Somalia in the early 1990s, but has returned many times since to south central Somalia, Puntland and Somaliland, capturing Somali people in a different light. Here we travel back to Mogadishu in March 2012. Photo: Petterik Wiggers
A selection of blogs from Oxfam emergency responses.
Kiwi farming couple, Heather and Craig Millar, travel with Oxfam and TV3's Campbell Live programme to see how their Oxfam Unwrapped gifts are helping create opportunities in niche organic farming for rural Samoans.
A selection of travel and adventure sports writing from New Zealand and Cambodia
Travel feature on celebrity TV presenter and Chef Al Brown's Ready for the Wild corprate challenge weekends in the luxury of Poronui wilderness retreat.
New Zealand Herald, travel section, Sept 2010