Monday, 21 August 2017

Good morning Gisborne

It's been about eight years since I was last in Gizzy so am looking forward to spending the next two days there for a story - hopefully it's slightly warmer than Welly!


(Pic credit: Gisborne Conferences) 

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Bristol the media star!!

Last Saturday, Bristol and I took part in the Wellington on a Plate Find a Truffle with your Dog event at Frank Kitts Park. 

That story, and the Animator's stupendous photos, are published in today's Your Weekend Magazine (click here to read).

Of course I worry I may have created a monster, who will refuse to get out of bed for less than $10,000K, à la the 90s supermodels.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

My lucky clothing

I spoke to seven Kiwis about their lucky item of clothing in last Saturday's NZ Herald Canvas Magazine (click here to read).

Monday, 14 August 2017

The Bystander Effect

My story about an incident in New York last year - and the so-called Bystander Effect - was published in yesterday's Sunday Magazine (click here to read).

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Couples who live and work together

My story about couples who spend 24/7 together was published in yesterday's Your Weekend Magazine (click here to read).


(Pic credit: Stuff)

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Family ties

He's a veteran Kiwi broadcaster/journo, with a razor sharp mind and a touch of his native Northern Irish brogue resting under his tongue. When I was growing up, Brian Edwards was a bit of a hero of mine, so it was with great pleasure that I got to work with him in the late  90 when I was a publicist for a Welly TV production company and he was the presenter of an arts programme.

A few months ago, I caught up with him again when I interviewed him and his son Olly for a story for the August issue of North & South Magazine (click here to read).


(Pic credit: Stuff)

Monday, 7 August 2017

Eat Up Toronto

My story about a food walking tour we did of Toronto as part of last year's Adventure World media trip was published in yesterday's Sunday Star Times. The online version is here.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Sign of the Times

My story about the fantastic He Tohu exhibition, which recently opened at the NZ National Library, is one of three stories I have in the August issue of North & South Magazine (click here to read).


Saturday, 29 July 2017

Lulu Funk

A few weeks ago we drove up to Feilding to interview and photograph the woman behind Lulu Funk, the organic kids clothing company.

That story is in the August issue of NEXT Magazine (click here to read). The photos were taken by the talented Animator. So nice to be able to work together on a project.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

The best thing about winter

Is the NZ International Film Festival and tonight I was lucky to again be invited to the gala opening of the festival.

The opening film looks very cool - Faces Places, this delightful French number.

   (Pic credit: NZIFF)

Monday, 24 July 2017

The city by the bay

Hawke's Bay, that is.

Tomorrow I am off to Napier for a flying visit to eat and drink myself silly for a food story for a national magazine.

The pants with the elastic waist have been packed.


(Image credit: Sarah Platt)

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Second Philippines story

My story about the gloriously isolated Palawan islands, from the Innovate Travel and Philippines Airlines media trip last month, is the lead story in today's Sunday Star Times Escape section. Here's the online version.


Wednesday, 19 July 2017

That look

you get when you tell the pupper the stick throwing has to end, and it's time to go home....

Sunday, 16 July 2017

The War Room

My story about the delightful Dave Cowe and his model making business in the Wairarapa is one of four stories I have in the July issue of North & South Magazine (click here to read).


Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Books, glorious books

July's pile of goodness has been delivered - the North & South Magazine review books for my reading pleasure.

I only have to pick one to read and review but one day I hope to have oodles of time in which I will leisurely read all four books and then decide which one to review. #lifegoals

Sunday, 9 July 2017

What's behind the blue door?

My story about this colourful historic Carterton house is one of two I have in the June issue of NZ House & Garden (click here to read).

Thursday, 6 July 2017

My dream job

My story about three Kiwi women with kick-ass jobs is one of two stories I have in the July issue of NEXT Magazine (click here to read).

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Where are they now?

My story about Judith Fyfe, one of the original Fair Go presenters/reporters, is one of four stories I have in the July issue of North & South Magazine (click here to read).

Saturday, 1 July 2017

What I did this week

So the week's media trip flew by - three nights in the Isle of Pines and one on a stunning resort about an hour and a half north of Noumea.

Am now in catch-up mode so there's no time for words. Instead, here's this week in pics...


Sunday, 25 June 2017

Bonjour Nouvelle Caledonie

Tomorrow I'm off again, this time on an Air NZ media trip to New Caledonia - for four nights.

The last time I was in this French overseas territory three and a bit hours from Auckland, it was to cover a food festival. This time I'm heading to the Isle of Pines.

Sunshine, here I come.


Friday, 23 June 2017

Masters degree

My story about this fabulous Brooklyn home is in the current issue of HOME Magazine (click here to read).

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Fabulous Feilding

Spent yesterday in Feilding, in the Manawatu, for an interview and photoshoot for a national magazine. And the sun shone and a snowy Mt Ruapehu was our backdrop and there was even a random bloke riding his horse down to the local shops. As you do.

I love rural New Zealand...


Tuesday, 20 June 2017

What's behind the blue door?

My story on this historic Carterton house is the second of two stories I have in the June issue of NZ House & Garden (click here to read).

Sunday, 18 June 2017

The QT Museum Wellington

Five and a bit years ago, when we returned from the UK, the Animator's employers kindly put us in the Museum Art Hotel for six weeks. It was wonderful, if slightly surreal, living in a hotel.

Fast forward to last year and the Australian QT brand bought the hotel, its first on this side of the ditch, and re-branded it as the QT Museum Wellington.

Last night we got to play tourists in our own town when we stayed there the night for a story. I'm pleased to report it was as glorious as I remember, with so much modern art strewn about it's almost like staying in a gallery. The rooms were gorgeous and the high tea was even more so. Highly recommended if you need to lay your head down in central Welly.

A few visuals of our lovely night away.

The view from our suite:



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