The NZ Herald Local Focus stories will be high-impact, contemporary news videos telling stories in entertaining, accessible and informative ways.

Local Focus brings together two of NZ's most experienced television and broadcast news professionals to lead a team of dedicated video-journalists, based in regional New Zealand. The Local Focus team will be focussed on uncovering stories that would not otherwise be told, bringing them to a national audience.

The Local Focus team is made up of four video journalists covering Central and Lower North Island;

Alistair Wilkinson - Local Focus Head of News


Myles Thomas - Local Focus Producer

Hunter Calder - Local Focus Waikato Video Journalist

Jaden McLeod - Local Focus Bay of Plenty Video Journalist

Kaysha Brownlie - Local Focus Hawkes Bay Video Journalist

Sieska Verdonk - Local Focus Whanganui Video Journalist