David Fisher is a senior journalist for the New Zealand Herald who has twice been named New Zealand’s Reporter of the Year.
David Fisher started as a journalist in 1989 and has worked in community, provincial and national newspapers in New Zealand and abroad. He has won a number of journalism awards, twice been named New Zealand’s Reporter of the Year and been made a Press Fellow to Wolfson College at Cambridge University. You can contact David at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big issues with Paddy Gower Has Issues as Three hiring freeze bites
Staff at the top-rating Three show were told not to come in amid 'recruitment slowdown'.
Police called as desperate Waitangi drivers bust through farm gate
Police are now on Wakelin Rd, south of Kerikeri, turning motorists around.
Luxon and others who stand to win big - or lose large - at Waitangi
Waitangi weekend brings greater risk and reward than previous years.
'Good challenge from both sides': Luxon speaks from Iwi Chairs Forum
PM says meeting included “good conversation” on the Treaty Principles Bill.
CCTV shows mystery man who delivered $5000 cash to pensioner then ran away
The pensioner is reluctant to accept the $5000 - and asks: 'Why me?'
NZSAS veterans offered urgent cash payments to prevent them quitting
The NZDF is tight-lipped over the NZSAS crisis, citing national security sensitivity.
Mystery envelope containing $5000 cash handed to pensioner
He got given $5000 - now doesn't know what to do with the money.
Legal high Kronic King Matthew Wielenga pleads guilty to importing synthetic cannabis to US
'Mr Kronic' sent synthetic cannabis product to go into vapes.
'He’s been sent to us by God': Disgraced lawyer Chris Harder and his remarkable quest for Pike River justice
Former barrister Christopher Harder claims Pike River truths have never emerged.
‘We thought they were growing tomatoes’: Inside NZ's biggest cannabis bust
Police uncovered a large cannabis growing operation linked to Vietnamese organised crime.
NZDF in crisis – our ships can’t sail, planes can’t fly and soldiers have left in droves
NZDF documents reveal depleted military as plumbers labelled 'strategic' trades.
David Fisher: NZDF needs a lot of cash and Judith Collins could be the way to get it
Analysis: NZDF needs people, equipment, a clear direction - and a lot of money.
Judge tosses prison sentence for Billy Te Kahika, who defied Covid lockdown with protest
'I’m a little bit of a stunned mullet,' he told the Herald after learning of the reversal.
'Very high risk' - the dangerous move that cost NZSAS soldier his life
New documents show 'high risk' in a US technique that killed an NZSAS trooper.
'Tooth fairy' fined $7k for making dentures for desperate locals
Tooth fairy Claire Wihongi-Matene was fined for low-cost unlicensed denture service.
Disgraced TVNZ host pursues former colleagues' texts and emails as case looms
Kamahl Santamaria quit under a 'family emergency' cloud and is now seeking 'transparency'.
How did NZSAS soldier die? US special forces report delivers new and confronting verdict
US and NZ inquiries find each other at fault in NZSAS training accident.
The baubles of office: What's the salary for the new PM and Cabinet ministers?
Winston Peters pockets over $500,000 for his 18 months as Deputy PM.
Strip club visit, sexual assault complaints exposed in army inquiry
Inquiry spotlight shines on commander who drank with troops - and much more.
Movie plans for story of two-time VC winner Charlie Upham
Charles Upham's extraordinary story is headed for the big screen, with two projects afoot.
Opinion: David Fisher on finding peace with Billy Te Kahika
Activist Billy Te Kahika spoke with David Fisher ahead of a possible jail sentence.
‘I shouldn’t have to go to jail’: Billy TK on Covid protest prison sentence
Activist Billy Te Kahika says jail term for protest 'threat to all'.
Crewe murders: New evidence in NZ's most infamous cold case
New forensic findings and a witness emerges who has never spoken publicly.
'Perilous situation': Ahmed Zaoui's lawyer speaks of her fears for the NZ citizen
A podcast special interview with imprisoned Ahmed Zaoui's lawyer Deborah Manning.
‘Gutless’: Victim wants apology after TVNZ shared off-the-record material
Email emerges showing TVNZ's "commitment" to a legal fight it then never took.
Death penalty sentence possible for imprisoned Ahmed Zaoui
Lawyer Deborah Manning said Zaoui is being held in 'overcrowded' and 'harsh' prison.
Journalist says he left TVNZ on a point of principle after interview details used in court
Journalist speaks out on why he quit TVNZ's flagship Sunday current affairs show.
Outrage over Māori lecturer comparing NZ colonisation with Israel-Palestine conflict
A complaint about Māori and Palestine reveals two wildly different narratives.
‘Jacinda was ready to sell her grandmother': What drives Winston Peters’ coalition negotiations
Inside NZ First coalition talks and lessons insiders say Christopher Luxon needs to learn.
Fatal dog attack: Family of elderly Moerewa woman 'devastated' by 'tragic loss'
The woman had reportedly spent her entire life in the Far North community.