Freelance writer, former news reporter, editor. NZer living in Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Biography

Web editor, freelance feature-writer and reporter. Science, health, food, travel and the environment are special interests, but my work spans a broad and often surprising spectrum of topics - from craft beer to Ferraris.

Formerly filing editor at New Zealand news agency NZME, online editor at nzh...

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@HeatherKMcC — 455 followers, 2,138 tweets

Jul 21, 2017

RT @ImJustCeej: The police have murdered a sleeping 2nd grader, a 12 y/o playing in the park, and an 80+ yr old woman in her home.…

Jul 21, 2017

imagine being this wrong about something and yet still managing to feel this superior about it.  https://twitter.com/juliaccarpenter/status/888470428976599041 

Jul 21, 2017

@GarethMP @metiria I really want to know the context in which "orange roughy" become unparliamentary. 🤔 Also - this is great!

Jul 20, 2017

@GuyonEspiner I would actually support the daily reciting of A Poem In Gibberish, te reo or not, tbh

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What was your first job as a journalist?

My first job post-graduation was as a night producer for talk radio. As a reporter, I got my start at the Eastern Courier, in Auckland, NZ.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Gus from season five of The Wire. No contest.

Did you work for your high school newspaper? If so, what did you do there?

No, but I wrote a column on high-school events called "College Comments" for my local newspaper.