Social Issues Journalist for New Zealand’s Herald, regularly writes about sexual assault and workplace bullying and harassment, covering high-profile court cases and national media scandals.
Kia ora, I'm Katie and I cover social issues for the New Zealand Herald. I graduated from the University of Canterbury in late 2019 with a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism, after completing a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Political Science, International Relations and Media and Communications. In October that year I started working at NZME as a radio reporter, taking a two-month break at the start of 2020 to complete an Asia New Zealand-funded internship at Agence France-Presse in Jakarta. Later that year I became a New Zealand Herald reporter. I regularly write about sexual assault, workplace bullying and harassment, and feel immensely honoured my interviewees feel safe to share their stories with me. During my time as a reporter I've covered high-profile court cases, national media scandals and launched a podcast that I love making each week, but my most rewarding moment as a journalist came when I helped a young man find his voice after sexual violence.
Siouxsie Wiles case: Uni boss says abuse 'not uncommon', reveals being followed home
'Not a day goes by where I do not get some form of abuse in my inbox.'
Inside the Auckland scaffolding disaster that cost a young father his arms
After the 'massive sound' and fireball, Jahden Nelson was left in 'excruciating' pain.
Rapist granted 1.5-year sentence discount for 'sexsomnia'
The Auckland man was sentenced in the Waitākere District Court.
'It broke me': Fiancée of man who lost arms in work accident's moving message in court
'My children are limited to a lifestyle they should never have been exposed to.'
‘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.
‘Could they have been saved?’ - Inquest into Christchurch terror attack begins as families ask for answers
Six-week coronial inquest in March 15, 2019 terror attacks set to begin in Christchurch.
Alice Springs to Uluru: The Australian roadie you didn't know you needed
It's time we Kiwis realised there’s much more to Australia than nice beaches.
'I'm not scared of them': Victim's new life after 16-year battle for justice over indecent assaults
At 15 Erin Leighton was given drugs and indecently touched by a man and woman.
Mob leader fears Nats' patch ban will see spike in facial tattoos
She said people will get gang tattoos on their face and neck.
‘Never been truly able to love again’: Victim confronts 'malevolent' sex abusers in court
She spoke of 'massive psychological wounds' that have festered in her life as a result.
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.
'Malevolent': Victim's last words to man who abused her, fraudster Paul Bennett
She spoke of “massive psychological wounds” that have festered in her life as a result.
Supreme Court mulls whether to grant serial sex offender name suppression
Defendant's lawyer claimed media coverage does "turn the public against him".
'Psychological war': Mongrel Mob boss says Nats govt will be ‘devastating’ to gangs
Fatupaito says the banning of gang patches would take away a 'human right'.
Revealed: Kiri Allan's speech that RNZ fought to keep secret
"I’ve seen a woman come home feeling broken and battered, always fighting."