Kia ora! I’m a journalist from New Zealand. I like eating, drinking, dancing, travel, politics, arts, people and culture, and endeavour to write about all of these. My work has appeared in newspapers, magazines and news websites in New Zealand, Australia and the UK, including The Dominion Post, Sydney Morning Herald, The Melbourne Age and the Irish Independent. I am a three-time finalist in the New Zealand’s premier journalism awards, the Canon Media Awards, for student journalism, feature writing and news reporting. Next time I plan to win the damn thing.


Recent Articles

Marriage: Whose name to keep? Published in The Dominion Post, November 2 2012 It was the day after our wedding, and washed-up guests were strewn around my parents' lounge, sprawled on the deck, gingerly cracking open fresh beers. My new husband and I walked into the kitchen, a little worse for wear but enshrouded in the kind of happy fug that only 24 hours dedicated entirely to the celebration of your love can create. You could even go so far as to say we were starry-eyed.

Marriage: Whose name to keep?

Published in The Dominion Post, November 2 2012

It was the day after our wedding, and washed-up guests were strewn around my parents' lounge, sprawled on the deck, gingerly cracking open fresh beers.
My new husband and I walked into the kitchen, a little worse for wear but enshrouded in the kind of happy fug that only 24 hours dedicated entirely to the celebration of your love can create. You could even go so far as to say we were starry-eyed.

Tale of a fallen hero Published in The Manawatu Standard, November 2 2010 Tributes, letters and photographs of Lieutenant Tim O’Donnell have flooded into his parents’ Feilding home from all over the world since he was killed in Afghanistan on August 4. Three months on, proud father Mark O’Donnell talks about his son: the trickster, the gutsy leader, and the fallen New Zealand soldier.

Tale of a fallen hero

Published in The Manawatu Standard, November 2 2010

Tributes, letters and photographs of Lieutenant Tim O’Donnell have flooded into his parents’ Feilding home from all over the world since he was killed in Afghanistan on August 4. Three months on, proud father Mark O’Donnell talks about his son: the trickster, the gutsy leader, and the fallen New Zealand soldier.

Tale of a fallen hero Published in The Manawatu Standard, November 2 2010 Tributes, letters and photographs of Lieutenant Tim O’Donnell have flooded into his parents’ Feilding home from all over the world since he was killed in Afghanistan on August 4. Three months on, proud father Mark O’Donnell talks about his son: the trickster, the gutsy leader, and the fallen New Zealand soldier.

Tale of a fallen hero

Published in The Manawatu Standard, November 2 2010

Tributes, letters and photographs of Lieutenant Tim O’Donnell have flooded into his parents’ Feilding home from all over the world since he was killed in Afghanistan on August 4. Three months on, proud father Mark O’Donnell talks about his son: the trickster, the gutsy leader, and the fallen New Zealand soldier.