NZH Local Focus is a special project to create high-impact news videos for many regions around the North Island.

A partnership between NZME, NZ On Air and Very Nice Productions - Local Focus aims to inform, educate and entertain audiences using the latest in Video Journalism tools and techniques.

Anywhere south of the Bombay Hills and north of Rimutaka Hill is our patch:

- Hunter Calder covers Waikato, the King Country and the Coromandel


- Shilo Kino covers from the Bay of Plenty and Central Plateau

- Alexander Robertson covers Manawatu, Whanganui, Taranaki and Horowhenua

- Patrick O'Sullivan covers Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa and Gisborne regions

They're supported by Head of News, Belinda Henley and Producer, Myles Thomas.

Together the Local Focus team produce high-quality video news and features for our regional audiences.

If you have an idea, a tip-off or want us to cover something in your area, please contact us at