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Who’s reporting science-related issues in New Zealand?

New Zealand has some fine science and environment reporters reporting for print, television and radio. Based all over the country, from Auckland to Wellington to Christchurch, they help to ensure that New Zealanders are kept up to date with science and environment issues both here and abroad.

The Science Media Centre has rounded up some of the journalists regularly reporting on science-related issues in New Zealand, with details on where and what they’re reporting on.

Alison Ballance
Producer/presenter, RNZ Our Changing World
Location: Wellington
Alison produces and presents RNZ’s weekly science and environment programme Our Changing World. Her focus is on New Zealand research, and she covers everything from conservation to ultra-cold physics. She travels around NZ to record sound-rich interactive radio interviews in labs and in the field. Her in-depth stories are between 10-25 minutes long. Alison also writes accompanying web features and takes photos to accompany them.
Contact: alison.ballance@radionz.co.nz, 027 704 5739

 

Ged Cann
Wellington reporter, The Dominion Post/Stuff
Location: Wellington
Ged Cann covers science and environment and writes primarily on climate and environmental issues, as well as emerging technologies and Kiwi science. He is particularly interested in waste reduction, and how climate change will affect everyday New Zealanders.
Contact: Ged.cann@stuff.co.nz

 

Charlie Dreaver
Science and Innovation Reporter, Radio NZ
Location: Wellington
Charlie is known in the newsroom as a “bit of a geek” and her interests include all things space, artificial intelligence and sustainability. She also dabbles in general reporting when the occasion arises and loves to hear from anyone with story ideas in the wonderful world of science. Another passion project is looking into the current state of mental health services in New Zealand.
Contact: charlie.dreaver@radionz.co.nz, 027 347 0659, and on Twitter

 

Eloise Gibson
Environment and science reporter, Newsroom
Location: Auckland
Eloise covers science, health and environmental issues for Newsroom. She is particularly interested in stories about climate, agriculture, sea level rise, genetics and maternal health but will cover anything that matters, particularly if it’s exclusive or not well-covered by other media.
Contact: eloise.gibson@newsroom.co.nz

 

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Leith Huffadine
Stuff reporter, www.stuff.co.nz
Location: Auckland
Leith covers general issues for a national audience with a focus on science and anything related to the environment. He’s keen on finding ways to make stories about the environment interesting and understandable for everyone.
Contact: Leith.Huffadine@stuff.co.nz, 027 550 4073

 

Katie Kenny
National Correspondent, Stuff
Location: Based in Wellington, covering stories across the country
Katie Kenny reports on the trends and technologies changing the way we live and work. It’s a broad remit; from emerging technologies to artificial intelligence to social media. While she focuses on multimedia, digital storytelling, her work also appears in print, and she’s even produced a podcast.
Contact: katie.kenny@stuff.co.nz, 027 839 9858

 

 

Charlie Mitchell
National Correspondent, Stuff
Location: Christchurch
Charlie reports on environment and climate change as part of Stuff’s national correspondent team. He has an interest in anything related to climate change, water quality and conservation, among other environmental issues, and tends towards longer, interactive features.
Contact: charlie.mitchell@stuff.co.nz, 03 943 2824, 027 886 1309

 

Jamie Morton
Science reporter: The New Zealand Herald
Location: New Plymouth
Jamie has been the Herald’s science reporter since 2012, covering research, medicine, technology, conservation, the environment and climate change. He writes regular stories for the Herald and NZME’s print and online platforms, along with feature articles and a Saturday science column in the Weekend Herald. He is interested to hear about new research from or directly relevant to our people and environment.
Contact: jamie.morton@nzherald.co.nz

Ali Ventura
Assistant Executive Producer, RNZ Afternoons
Location: Auckland
We are interested in covering a wide range of science stories, preferably stories related to people’s daily lives or the flora and fauna of New Zealand.
Contact: Ali.ventura@radionz.co.nzJesse@radionz.co.nz

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