Jamie Morton is the Herald's science reporter. Jamie joined the industry after completing training in 2004. He has reported for newspapers around the country, covering a range of news rounds including health and local body politics. Before moving to the Herald in 2011, he wrote for the Bay of Plenty Times, winning an award for a weekly column. Jamie reported extensively on the Rena disaster and later travelled to disaster-struck countries as a Fellow of the East-West Center. Jamie remains based in Tauranga, where he also reports on regional news. Jamie was named Science and Environment Reporter of the Year at the 2013 Canon Media Awards and was a finalist feature writer for the category.