Matthew Backhouse

Matthew Backhouse

Matthew Backhouse is an APNZ news reporter based in Wellington.


Matthew Backhouse is APNZ's longest-serving Wellington news reporter. He covers up-to-the-minute Wellington, national and political news for APN's newspapers and websites, including the Herald. Matthew is an associate member of the Parliamentary Press Gallery and a former political reporter for the NZ Press Association. He cut his teeth in student media as the co-editor of Auckland University student magazine Craccum, before studying journalism at Massey University. He lives in Wellington with his partner and son.

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