Carmen Hall is a news director for the Bay of Plenty Times and Rotorua Daily Post. She has been a journalist for 25 years.
Carmen has been with NZME for more than a decade and worked at daily and community newspapers across New Zealand. She covers business and general news with a particular interest in social issues. She is a dedicated newsgatherer who believes in telling stories that need to be told based on truth, fact, and empathy. She is a former Voyager Media Awards Regional Reporter of the Year. As a mother and grandmother, she is often on social media in her spare time talking to her mokos who live in the Southland and busy arranging trips back and forth. Other hobbies include reading and discovering places in the Bay of Plenty to explore with her dog Kelvin. You can contact Carmen at firstname.lastname@example.org
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