I'm Naomi Arnold, a New Zealand journalist and author.

I write about everything but have a special interest in science and nature feature writing. Read some of my stories below and please get in touch if you'd like me to work for you.

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Delve deep

At some point, when talking to New Zealand professional caver Kieran Mckay, you can’t help but blurt out: “Why?”

Why wedge your fragile body between tons of rock, through passages so pinched that one of them is dubbed “Castration Gap”?

Why camp underground in the wet and filth for days on end, sucking dank air, aware that you could be drowned or crushed at any second? Why risk death when you have no communication with the outside world, and rescue is days away?

Mckay has two different respons

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