Gavin Ogden - Local Focus Video Journalist for Rotorua, Eastern Bay of Plenty and the Central Plateau
Gavin has spent most of his working life writing stories, telling stories and now filming stories.
His journalism career began in the UK before moving to New Zealand in 2009. He briefly jumped the fence to work in communications for some of the world's biggest brands before branching out alone as a videographer.
He says having the freedom to travel around the Eastern Bay of Plenty and tell stories that otherwise wouldn't be told is a great pleasure.
"I've been telling stories my entire career – from the days of paper right through to the internet and social media. My passion to create engaging video content along with my background in journalism makes being a Local Focus video journalist a dream role."