Daniel Richardson is a Wellington-based sports journalist for NZME. News Service and the New Zealand Herald. He began his journalism career at the Wanganui Chronicle in late 2008 before he was poached by a rival newspaper. He moved back to Wellington before the start of the Rugby World Cup in 2011 where he covered such blockbuster games as Australia v Russia in Nelson. During his time in sports journalism he has written about everything from cage fighting to croquet with a bunch of other sports squeezed in the middle. He once delivered the now-defunct Evening Post, which didn’t inspire him to move in to journalism but did see him earn $17.50 per week for his troubles; a small fortune at the time for an 11-year-old.