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.

We cover the North Island from the Bombay Hills to Rimutaka Hill.

- Georgie Ormond is our Video Journalist in Whanganui and also covers Manawatū, Taranaki and Horowhenua.


- Gavin Ogden lives in Tauranga and reports for the Western Bay of Plenty, Waikato and Coromandel

- Nathan Morton is based in the Rotorua Daily Post newsroom and also covers Eastern Bay of Plenty and the Central Plateau

- 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 news@localfocus.nz

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