Senior Writer, NZ Herald
I’ve been with the Herald since the start of 2018. I focus on Auckland and cover politics, the climate crisis, transport, housing, urban design and other urban issues, and sometimes the arts, books and sport. I write features and some news and have a weekly column on Tuesdays and another in Canvas on Saturdays, called Design for Living. I have also written a well-known series about prostate cancer. I started in journalism in the mid-1980s, as a subeditor at the Listener, and have spent most of my career in magazines, as an editor and writer. I’ve won a number of Qantas/Canon/Voyager Media Awards, including feature writer of the year (twice), first-person essay of the year, opinion writer of the year, reviewer of the year and category awards in politics, the arts and the environment. I provide quite frequent commentary in other media, especially RNZ National and Newstalk ZB. My book on the new home of the Auckland City Mission, called HomeGround: The story of a building that changes lives, was published in late 2022.