Nathan Morton - Local Focus Video Journalist covering Rtorua, the Eastern Bay of Plenty, East Cape and Central Plateau
Recent journalism graduate, Nathan Morton is a natural born storyteller.
Although he is the youngest member of the Local Focus team, he actually has years of video storytelling experience making videos as a teenager - for his church, his family and at NZ Broadcasting School Te Ara. But Nathan's most useful video lessons were one-on-one training with one of NZ's best news video editors, Warren Smyth who also happens to be his grandfather.
"From the age of 7, I've always wanted to become a video journalist. The passion to tell people's stories, connect with communities and cover important news has always been in me. Now I'm actually doing it for real with Local Focus, and I am relishing the opportunity to get out into the diverse and wonderful communities in Rotorua, Taupō and the nearby regions.
It's a dream role and I'm really keen to make the most of it."
Nathan is keen to hear from members of the Rotorua and Bay of Plenty community with problems that need airing or stories worth celebrating.