Teuila Fuatai is a general news reporter for the New Zealand Herald. A first-generation New Zealander of Samoan descent, Teuila began with APN media as an intern at the NZ Herald. After bouncing around the Auckland newsroom, she settled in for a 10-month stint with the APNZ regional unit, before moving to join the national news team in Wellington. Teuila is a University of Otago graduate, with a BA/BCOM in accounting, politics and communications. She volunteered for the university's student magazine Critic, and had her own radio show on the local student station while living in Dunedin.