Mitchell is a Multimedia Journalist with the Hawke's Bay Today.
Having been a stage and screen performer from a young age, telling stories has continued to be a passion of mine as I’ve forged my diverse career in journalism. After graduating in 2019 with a bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts from Unitec in Auckland, I spent time working for The Walt Disney Company in Florida before returning to New Zealand and receiving my Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from AUT in 2021. From there, I immersed myself in the world of technology journalism, traveling the world, interviewing CEOs from some of the world's biggest tech companies, and breaking the latest industry news as the managing editor of Techday Network in Auckland. A desire to tell community stories drove me to take on my current position with Hawke’s Bay Today, where my writing has covered everything from arts and culture to social issues. Above all, my passion is for people and stories about amazing people doing amazing things. Forging strong connections and telling stories with compassion, empathy, and in an engaging way is what I strive to do in my job every day while servicing the community that has welcomed me with open arms. I’m also always happy, despite sometimes embarrassing myself, to be in front or behind a camera. I look forward to having the opportunity to share more incredible stories from Hawke’s Bay and across Aotearoa New Zealand. You can contact me at email@example.com.
'We’re not bothering anyone': Napier council removes homeless tents on Marine Parade
Council says Marine Parade 'not suitable environment' for homeless in tents.
'Drying out rapidly': Hawke's Bay and Tararua fire restrictions in place as temperatures soar
“Rapidly" drying region has some unique firefighting challenges after the cyclone.
Blowhard Bush: Hawke’s Bay clay creation puts conservation and a cave-dwelling Māori family in the spotlight
The reserve is shrouded in mystery and secrets but is also a beacon for conservation.
Hawke’s Bay burger battle: Which city does the humble pickle justice?
You can tell Toru Yamamoto knows his stuff and his passion for Japanese cooking shows.
'Been a long time coming': Art Deco Festival has Hawke's Bay buzzing after years-long hiatus
The Sound Shell looked like a scene out of kid-as-gangsters classic movie Bugsy Malone.
Four Square Mahora owners go from chopper rescue to supermarket success
Four Square Mahora is thriving a year after its owner was airlifted off her roof.
'The aroha, the manaaki, and the wairua': Thousands turn out to commemorate Cyclone Gabrielle in Hawke's Bay
Emotions and community spirit were strong as people from all over came together.
The scale of it all: Lessons learned from the Red Cross NZ Disaster Relief Fund
The scale of the disaster took the Red Cross team by surprise.
'Nothing quite like it': Art Deco Festival ready for takeoff
Napier Aero Club is gearing up for its biggest Art Deco festival yet.
Town of 11,000 losing supermarket told to wait more than a year for new public transport
Community told to 'find a minivan or bus and a driver' themselves, councillor says.
Inside the plans for a bold new future at cyclone-smashed Tangoio Marae
The bones of the wharenui remain strong and whanau haven’t lost hope for the future.
The day the waters broke: Giving birth in a cyclone
No midwife, power or phone - Sam Kershaw lit a candle and hoped the night would be smooth.
'They were literally bouncing off the rocks': Young family saved at Napier Port after engine fire
High winds and rolling conditions made for a daring rescue at Napier Port.
Unspent $10m Lotto draw for Cyclone Gabrielle flood victims baffles mayor
What the more than $10m will be spent on is set to become clearer later this month.