Hello.

 

I'm an award-winning journalist living in Nelson, New Zealand. 

My feature stories have appeared in the New Zealand Herald, The Magazine, Metro, Sunday, the Listener, the Dominion Post, The Press, the Sunday Star-Times, Sky Sport Magazine, and the Sydney Morning Herald.

I write a regular column for The Nelson Mail, for which I spent five years writing, first as a news reporter and then as an entertainment and feature writer. 

I post some of my stories here

I'm on TwitterLinkedIn, and Instagram, natch. 

Here are a few tearsheets of stories I especially enjoyed writing, and my latest project with photographer Alden Williams investigating some of the region's most charmingly decrepit old houses.

Here are some photos I've taken, including reporting from Antarctica, the Vancouver Winter Olympics, Uluru, and Asia.

I run Featured, a collection of great New Zealand non-fiction. Send me your favourite stories!

I'm writing a book on the history of the Nelson Tasman Hospice. Give these good people some money.

I took part in a five-part series of interviews with young(ish) feature writers for The Pantograph Punch, which I really enjoyed reading - check them all out.

In 2013 I travelled to the United States on the University of Canterbury's Robert Bell scholarship to investigate digital longform. The report is archived here.

I spent six months researching media representations of Antarctica and presented the results at Antarctica New Zealand's annual conference. Let me know if you'd like to hear more about that.

I'm a devout Mustachian.

I like running, tramping, and biking.

I've developed a troubling dependence on white noise to help me focus on writing. This is my go-to, and I'm also partial to a bit of rolling thunder.

I'd love to hear from you.