AARON SMALE is a Levin-based writer and photographer.
Adam Buckle is a passionate and dedicated Landscape / Nature / Fine Art Photographer.
Although self taught, his achievements span the globe; 1st place in Landscape section of the International Association of Panoramic Photographers, USA. 1st place in the International Loupe Awards Medium Format / Fine Art Section, Australia. Fellow of the Photographic Society of NZ as well as Fellow of NZ Institute of Professional Photography.
Adams work has found it's way to magazine covers and centre pages and as fine Art prints in local galleries in Taranaki, since 2001.
During 2014, Adam has travelled the north coastline of South Island in his camper, seeking out Fine Art images, for four months. The images were used in the Landscape Section of the NZIPP Iris Awards in Rotorua, these gained him a place as Finalist in the Landscape section, for the second year running. All the images were processed and printed in his camper for the Iris Awards.
Adam has also spent a further two months in the UK, photographing windmills in East Anglia.
ALAN MCBRIDE A photographer, writer, business consultant, bird watcher; with a lifelong interest in anything that moves, sings, dances, flies or swims and an immense desire to share. Available for photography roles, travel writing, general copy writing, photojournalism assignments, mentoring, consultancy work and much more. Located in Sydney with frequent travelling to France, UK, s.e. Asia, south Pacific, Americas: in fact wherever.
Writer / Photographer
P O Box 190, Newport Beach, NSW 2106, AUSTRALIA. Mob: 00 61 419 414 860 Fax: 00 61 2 9973 2306.
ALISON SMITH’S work as a freelance writer has appeared in publications such as Qantas Magazine, Asian Business Traveller Magazine, the South China Morning Post, Action Asia and various lifestyle and adventure magazines and websites. A writer for 18 years, she was a Qantas Award-winning news reporter in New Zealand before travelling and working in Hong Kong and Australia, where she edited a women’s surf magazine and travelled and wrote about the surfing world tour. Alison has a passion for adventure travel and worked in communications for Red Bull and luxury surf travel specialists Tropicsurf in Australia. She lives on the Coromandel and provides regular content and photography for the RTO Destination Coromandel and Thames-Coromandel District Council.
AMELIA NORMAN is a qualified journalist with a voracious appetite for travel and an inherent passion for words. Based in Christchurch, Amelia is Content Editor for the popular New Zealand travel website www.fourcorners.co.nz Part of this role sees Amelia travelling throughout New Zealand, writing travel articles on regions and tourist activities. As well as on the FourCorners site, Amelia’s work has appeared in a range of print and web publications including the AA Travel online magazine, AAA Traveler (in the USA), Travel New Zealand Magazine (AUS), New Zealand Woman’s Weekly and Homestyle Magazine. Her work has also been published in several school study guides and sample exam papers both here and overseas. Now a mother, Amelia is looking to establish a repertoire of articles on family travel.
AMOKURA PANOHO. With Taranaki Maunga as a backdrop to her daily life Amokura Panoho is a freelance journalist and creative writer. She started her writing career with NZ Life & Leisure and in her words ‘walked into her calling’ where her years of experience with public and private sector organisations including the non-profit sector, has given her an amazing network to source awesome stories from. A number of which still need to be written. To date she has written for NZ Life & Leisure, B-Guided, Idealog, Mana, Te Karaka, Live Magazine, Taranaki Daily News and now Whenua. She has recently hooked up with an integrated innovative media design team helping with providing online word content, editorial and publications.
12 High Street West, Waitara, TARANAKI 4320. Ph: 06 7546365 Mobile: 021822834
A portfolio of some of her work is available on
AMOS CHAPPLE started his career in newspapers. While working as a press photographer at the New Zealand Herald he was named Junior Photographer of the Year in 2003 as well as Environment photographer of the Year in 2006, at the Qantas Media Awards. From 2006-2011 he worked full-time for the Our Place Publishing project, photographing UNESCO World Heritage sites around the world. He has worked in more than 50 countries for some of the world’s leading publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian and Wanderlust Magazine. Amos is represented by Lonely Planet Images in Melbourne, and Rex Features, London.
ANABRIGHT HAY specialises in historical and cultural travel articles with a special interest in North Africa, Southeast Asia and Europe. Recent articles have featured Morocco, Tunisia, Hong Kong, Laos and Vietnam. Anabright has been published in a variety of New Zealand newspapers and magazines.
ANN HUSTON is a single mum from Cambridge who exploits her children by dragging them around the world then writing about their adventures. Her work has appeared in the Herald on Sunday, Your Weekend, Que magazine, NZ Woman’s Weekly, Waikato Times and the Manawatu Standard. She is a journalism graduate from Wintec and worked for many years as a journalist then editor at the Cambridge Edition community newspaper. Ann now freelances as a travel writer and photographer. At the 2011 Cathay Pacific Travel Media Awards, Ann won the AA Directions Magazine Award for the Best Image with People with one of her photos from a four month trip to India with her sons who are now demanding royalties from published articles.
ANN-MARIE JOHNSON is Communications Manager for the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA). The Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) is the lead national private sector organisation speaking on behalf of the tourism industry. It is membership-based, with more than 1500 members who collectively make up about 85% of New Zealand's tourism turnover.
ASHLEIGH GILCHRIST. Ashleigh graduated in journalism and public relations with AUT University in 2011. Her role at ProMag Publishing sees her writing for ProMag's cornerstone publication Meeting Newz, New Zealand's magazine for meetings, incentives, conferences and events, and TRAVELinc, which focuses on offshore incentive travel and high end leisure. Ashleigh also helps coordinate two industry trade shows, Convene, which brings together business events suppliers in the greater Auckland region, and PAICE, an expo for travel agents, managers and event organisers to meet offshore event suppliers, tourism operators, accommodation providers and convention bureaux.
ProMag Publishing Ltd, PO Box 60154, Auckland 0642. Ph: +64 9 818 7807 Mobile: +64 21 236 8324 website: www.paiceexpo.co.nz
BARBARA UNKOVIC Barbara Unković was born in Whangarei New Zealand and now resides in central west France in an old restored mill property set on six hectares of woodland and gardens where she has set up a ‘B and B’ in a quaint 18th century, romantic cottage. As well as her short stories published by More.com in the USA, she has been successful in more than twenty-six writing competitions in the UK.
Barbara's writing has featured consistently on the long and short lists for Fish Publishing competitions during the last three years. Barbara is the author of four published books - ‘Adriatic Blue’, a collection of 30 fictional short stories; ‘Weeds in the Garden of Eden,’ a non-fiction travel novel which paints the picture of her return to Croatia, seeking out her ancestors and her subsequent purchase of an uninhabited 200 year old stone house, ‘Naughty Noosa Meets the New Neighbours’, a colour illustrated children’s book and ‘Moon Walking’, a collection of 37 pieces of short fiction. Her next book ‘A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing’, the sequel to Weeds in the Garden of Eden will be published early in 2014. Examples of Barbara’s work and full details about Moulin de Rochoux, the cottage available for rent can be found on her website.
email: Website: http://barbaraunkovic.com/writers-retreat/
BELINDA COOKE heads up New Holland Publishers (NZ) Ltd, one of New Zealand’s fastest-growing non-fiction publishers with a list of quality illustrated titles that focuses on travel, tourism, history, gift, reference, food, wine, gardening, outdoor pursuits and natural history.
BILL LENNOX is a researcher, writer and communications practitioner living in Wellington and Waitarere Beach. "After Andrew - Two Kiwis cross Australia" is about his trip through Australia following the diary of his grandfather, a bush cyclist and missionary in Kakadu from 1899. Other work includes "Film and Fiction - Studies of New Zealand Fiction and Film Adaptations" (Longman Paul, 1985). He was an English teacher, Auckland theatre reviewer for Listener in the eighties and later communications manager at NZQA. A recipient of a Northern Territory Government History Grant, he has published the edited memoir of his grandfather and is currently writing the story of the land that was the site of Andrew's mission station and the history of the indigenous family who are now back on that land. Bill's travel stories have been published in Listener, NZ Today, The Press and AA Directions.
BOB MARRIOTT is a freelance writer-photographer. His writing and photographs have been published in most New Zealand newspapers and magazines including, The NZ Herald, Dominion Post, The Press, Otago Daily Times, Sunday Star Times, The Listener, NZWW, New Idea, Investigate, Lifestyle, Alfresco and Travel Digest. Extensively travelled his work has also appeared in Australia, Asia, Britain
and the USA. Bob has done several commissions for Fodor's Guide books including NZ, the South Pacific and Malaysia and has a comprehensive library of pictures from around the world.
BRETT ATKINSON is a fulltime travel and food writer who specialises in adventure travel, unusual destinations, and surprising angles on more well-known destinations. Recent stories have included exploring the colonial heritage of Rangoon, negotiating the street food scene of Hanoi, and experiencing how cuisine is breaking down traditional enmities in Lebanon. Brett’s work appears regularly in NZ's highest circulation publications including the NZ Herald, the Listener, World, Dish and both major Sunday newspapers. Internationally, he's recently been published in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong, and is a regular travel contributor to the BBC and Lonely Planet websites. Brett also writes guidebooks for Lonely Planet, and contributes to other LP titles including Best in Travel, The World's Best Street Food and the Food Lover's Guide to the World.
See www.brett-atkinson.net for Brett’s current travel schedule and examples of his writing and photography.
BRIAN WESTWOOD is Marketing Manager for YHA New Zealand. YHA is New Zealand's largest network of backpackers/hostels with 21 owned hostels throughout New Zealand and 26 associates operating under the YHA brand. YHA is all about connecting travellers with New Zealand, New Zealanders and the environment communicates these values through a range of print and online mediums. Brian has been with Travcom for several years and is interested in using the network to source writers, photographers and great New Zealand stories to support YHA's work.
BRINDI JOY is a Christchurch-based travel writer and photographer who specialises in writing about New Zealand travel for backpackers and adventurous kiwis. She works for the Youth Hostels Association of New Zealand (YHA New Zealand), a not-for profit established in 1932. In addition to being YHA’s author and photographer, she has also been editor for the association’s member magazine, Hostelling HorizoNZ. Her recent print stories have included exploring the sustainable efforts of the small North Island community of Raglan, discovering the Auckland beyond Queen Street and seeking out New Zealand’s elusive bird—the kiwi—on Stewart Island. Internationally, she has recently been published in the UK, Canada and Australia to promote New Zealand travel abroad.