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Travcom Members’ Registration 2009

KEY: — Writer — Photographer — Travel Industry representatives — Public Relations – National Tourism Office - Marketing

MARIA ALOMAJAN is an Auckland based freelance writer. Although new to travel writing she is neither new to travel nor writing and has a background in PR, adverting, marketing and the performing arts. Ph: (09) 480 8048 Mob: 021 505 907 email: m@internet.co.nz BRUCE ANSLEY in the last quarter-century or so, award-winning journalist Bruce Ansley has written for newspapers in both islands of New Zealand, as well as overseas, with titles as diverse as the Christchurch Star, the Otago Daily Times and the London Sun. He has worked for radio, and on television shows such as A Week of It and McPhail and Gadsby. He was a staff writer for the NZ Listener magazine until the end of 2006, when he left to become both canal voyager in France and full-time writer of books. His last book was Stoned on Duty (Hodder Moa Beckett), a tale of intrigue involving the police undercover war on drugs. Bruce has won fellowships to both Oxford and Cambridge universities. He is a one-time crayfisherman and has had a lifetime affair with boats of all kinds, from dinghies to sailing boats, and with his wife Sally spent a couple of months a year over several years living on a launch in Westhaven, Auckland He still likes nothing better than messing about in his vintage motor-sailer on the cerulean waters of Golden Bay. He and Sally have been married for a very long time, and despite the events described in A Long Slow Affair of the Heart, remain so. They have twin sons living in London and Auckland and another son living in Sydeny, while they remain doggedly in Christchurch. 58 Colenso Street, CHRISTCHURCH. Mob: 021 66 88 21 STACEY ANYAN is a staff writer at North & South magazine. After gaining an MA in Psychology at the University of Auckland, she based herself in London for five years, where she worked as a primary school teacher and backpacked extensively during school holidays. Acquiring a mortgage upon her return has limited her overseas travel but being Aotearoa’s biggest patriot, she’s not too worried. Stacey won the Qantas Media Awards Junior Magazine Feature Writer category in 2008. North & South, Private Bag 92512, Wellesley Street, AUCKLAND. Ph: (09) 308 2754 email: sanyan@acpmagazines.co.nz PHILIPPA ASHFORD has worked in tourism for 30 years principally in Australia and New Zealand, but also in the United Kingdom and Singapore. Since the formation of her company, Philippa Ashford and Associates, in 1988, Philippa has specialised in national tourist office representations. She currently handles the Anaheim Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau of California USA, for the New Zealand market.

Her role as a marketing consultant includes promotional work bringing her into constant contact with the New Zealand media. P.O.Box 25-482, AUCKLAND. Mob: 021 575260, email: pashford@iconz.co.nz BRETT ATKINSON is a fulltime travel writer who specialises in adventure travel, unusual destinations, and surprising angles on more well known destinations. Recent stories have included bathing in beer in the Czech Republic, listening to World music in the Borneo rainforest, and exploring the islands of Mozambique. His work appears regularly in New Zealand publications including Inspire, World, the Listener and the Herald on Sunday. Brett also writes guidebooks for Lonely Planet, and has updated books across four continents for the world’s biggest travel publisher. He also reviews Auckland’s restaurants and bars for www.viewauckland.co.nz and is co-author of Church Road – A Love Affair With Wine, a history of one of New Zealand’s oldest wineries. P.O. Box 26-449, Epsom, AUCKLAND. Ph/Fax: (09) 630 6351, mob: 021 0788 649, email: scribe@woosh.co.nz KIM BAKER - Although having no formal training or experience in photography apart from some natural ability – so I have been told, I do have a genuine interest in pursuing a career in Travel Writing journalism. I make the most of my current position in travel to take advantage of what is on offer to capture. After returning this year from living in China for 14 months, I place this country on the top of my list of Favourite County’s – it is a photographer’s paradise for people and scenery. Email: nzkimmie@hotmail.com MONIQUE BALVERT O’CONNOR is a Tauranga-based writer who has 20 years experience, armed with an MA (honours) degree and a diploma of journalism she began her career as a newspaper journalist. As a freelancer she has written for a host of leading New Zealand publications such as Next, North and South, Your Home and Garden, NZ House and Garden and NZ Gardener. 15 Pillans Road, TAURANGA. Ph: (07) 5700113 Mob: 0274 575 700 email: writestuff@xtra.co.nz MARK BARRATT-BOYES is a freelance writer, editor and marketing communications practitioner. He specialises in travel and transport. He is a sub-editor and staff writer for Destinations Media, which publishes the quarterly travel magazine Destinations, and for VIP Publications. It publishes Professional Skipper, the journal of the New Zealand maritime transport industry, which includes charter boats, ferries, jet boats and tourism adventure boats such as Whale Watch Kaikoura. He has also been a regular contributor to Signature magazine, Southern Skies, Golden Wing, Boating New Zealand and Style. 7B Stafson Lane, Te Atatu Peninsula, AUCKLAND. Ph: (09) 834 9476, email mark.bb@thewritestuff.co.nz LAUREN BARTLETT – Journalist, Inspire, Idealog and Good and Marketing Manager, AUT Media. Lauren has worked in the media industry, in some form, for five years, including freelancing for local and international publications. She holds a Bachelor of Communications with a major in Journalism and is the author of a guide to Auckland sold in the UK and Canada. In 2006, Lauren received the prestigious Technos Award to travel and write in Japan. Lauren is passionate about travel, and counts her favourite destinations (so far) as Madagascar, Shanghai and Ireland. Ph: (09) 966 1072 email: Lauren@hbmedia.co.nz CHRIS BARTON C/- NZ Herald, P O Box 32, Auckland email: chris.barton@nzherald.co.nz www.nzherald.co.nz JOE BENNETT – Born in Eastbourne, England in 1957 and educated in Brighton and Cambridge, Joe Bennett taught English in a variety of countries before retiring from the classroom in 1998 to make a living by writing. His newspaper columns are syndicated around the country and he’s won the Qantas Media

Ph: (09) 574 5214 email: eleanorlblack@gmail. Britain and. These relate to some of the numerous countries he has visited. in promotional and advertising material and in National and International newspapers. for Fiestas de San Mateo and a friend's wedding. He particularly enjoys visiting European countries and has recently returned from Bulgaria and Romania. P O Box 105-958. Crux. Publications and companies including National Geographic. SeaSpray Magazine. Spain.com and Mountain Equipment Co-op have used his photographs. Waiheke Island. Recently. Mob: 0211 560 309 email: marty@martyblumen. NZ House and Garden. which now total more than 70. AUCKLAND 1143.co.boocock@travmedia. Geoff has made several travel and photographic presentations to various clubs including the Wellington Overland Club. Email: Shane. winner Marten Blumen is known for his capacity and devotion to produce quality adventure.pundit. Website: www. Combining a world-class digital skill-set. NZ Geographic. P O Box 38-659. 2008 Banff Mountain Photography Competition.North & South. Outside China. His particular photographic interests include travel. 5 Putiki Rd. Ph: (04) 235 9943 email: geoff_boxall@xtra.com – a new online media service aimed at all aspects of the F & B industry. Ph: (03) 467 5550 Mob: 021 1892 784 email: Sharron@es. Climbing. most recently. Wellington Mail Centre. Ph: (09) 372 2525.co.com GEOFF BOXALL has had a lifelong interest in travel and photography.co. Slovenia. New Zealand. after returning home from travelling through Europe and Asia.nz website: www.nz NICOLA BOYES is a freelance writer currently based Napier. outdoor and nature images in tough conditions.(Life & Leisure . NZ Alpine Journal. In 2004. His articles have appeared in the NZ Herald.martyblumen. He is also the editor of the Wellington Property Investor magazine for which he writes regular articles.com SHANE BOOCOCK is the author of 'Auckland. She has worked for The Irish Times as an online journalist and been a staff journalist .com in New Zealand – a leading online press release distribution service for Travel Media and PR Professionals.Awards Columnist of the Year three times. He lives with a dog in Lyttelton and expects to stay there.com website: www. Chinese underpant manufacturing have been international bestsellers. landscape and architectural photography. Ostend.com has seen the launch of Food4Media.co. Sharron has worked as a Press Photographer in New Zealand. Next) on websites.sharronbennett. On Holiday and Amex Platinum Magazines.nz MARTEN BLUMEN – Grand Prize. Shane launched TravMedia. he regularly produces unique outcomes. She has explored the beauty of the Balkans from Belgrade to Sarajevo and most recently walked over the Pyrenees before limping in to Logrono. His work has earned him APSNZ honours. Blumen regularly seeks new images away from his studio in Auckland. Wilderness. Sharron's work appears in numerous magazines. Rotary. Climber. University Photographer at Cornell in New York and as Photographer and Picture Editor in London. an artists eye for light and an inquisitive mind. Registration is free. His stock photography is represented by Hedgehog House and he is currently designing photo treks with World Expeditions. he has exhibited his work in many exhibitions and he currently has an imaged featured in the PSNZ Touring Exhibition sponsored by the National Bank. His travel books on New Zealand. AUCKLAND 1240.joebennett. a sister site for TravMedia. Probus and U3A.nz ELEANOR BLACK is an Auckland-based writer. A keen amateur photographer.co. Geoff has had a number of travel articles published in newspapers over the years. Her travels have taken her from Angkor Wat in Cambodia to a prison cell on New Year's Eve in Ljubljana.nz SHARRON BENNETT is a Dunedin-based photographer offering over 20 years experience in the photography industry. A City Guide For City People' published by New Holland in 2003. A former professional technical writer at the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand.com website: www.

brett@paradise. Asia and the Middle East. WELLINGTON. President of New Zealand Travel Communicators 1999 and 2000. in magazines ranging from Management to the Listener. The Christchurch Press and the Waikato Times. edited the Maverick Travel Guide to New Zealand (Pelican . Fax: (04) 383 7303. P. her travel columns being first in the Sunday Star Times and later in he New Zealand Herald. WELLINGTON.cartlidge@gmail. P O Box 19229.Box 99-756 Newmarket.com CHRIS CHAPMAN has travelled widely in Africa. Winner of several national journalism prizes for news. She has presented Radio NZ and Radio Network travel programmes and TVOne and TV3 travel reports. PNG and Jordan. Ph: (021) 133 6413. He has published a number of novels and is a past winner of the Richard Webster Popular Fiction Award. 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. The Evening Post. email susan. Courtenay place. Belarus. He served two terms as London correspondent for New Zealand Associated Press (NZ Herald. and writes about travel experiences and destinations beyond conventional travel itineraries.USA) and written Amazing New Zealand (Penguin). Mob: 0274 491 477. Mob: 021 0327 839 email: amos. Waikato Times and The Manawatu Standard. Robin was commended in the inaugural Travcom Travel Writer Of The Year contest in 1992. 021 293 5267 Email: Nicola. Since winning the Mobil Overseas Travel Award in journalism in 1973 he has travelled extensively. Sydney Morning Herald.j. She has twice won the Qantas Media Awards Best Travel Column. Chris was a finalist in the 2003 Cathay Pacific Awards for the ‘Best Article about a Journey’ category. He has photographed in more than 35 counties including Uzbekistan. His travel writing has appeared in numerous New Zealand newspapers including the Dominion Post. . photographing UNESCO World Heritage sites around the world. economic and feature writing.at New Zealand newspapers including. he has published articles on subjects ranging from business (and particularly the use of e-business and the internet) to humour. The Sunday Star Times. Ph: (09) 520 3523.com AMOS CHAPPLE started his career in newspapers. then newspaper section winner and overall winner of the 1993 contest and newspaper section winner in 1996. Age. Robin has written Insight Guides. Evening Post. AUCKLAND. Since 2006 he has worked full-time for the Out Place Publishing project. The Independent (UK).com ROBIN CHARTERIS has been the editor of the Otago Daily Times since 1997 and has travelled extensively through Europe.O. New Zealand Herald.nz MIKE CARTLIDGE is a Wellington-based writer and author. for the Los Angeles Times.co. Email: mike. Press.bush@xtra.buckland@xtra.net. linda. Brisbane Courier-Mail and The New Zealand Herald. sports. The Press and The Marlborough Express. mob 0274 766 421. His articles and photographs have appeared in the Otago Daily Times .co. ODT). Island Bay. He has a particular love for Russia and the former Soviet Union states. at the Qantas Media Awards.nz SUSAN BUCKLAND’s travel writing and photographs are published in New Zealand and overseas magazines and newspapers. Travcom Newspaper Travel Writer of the Year winner in 2000 and also overall Travcom Travel Writer of the Year in 2000.nz PETER BUSH is a Wellington-based photographer.boyes@gmail.chapple@gmail. email: p. email cjchapman@rocketmail. Central Asia and Asia. 181 Severn Street.com LINDA BRETT is an Auckland-based writer.

com Skype: dianac02 Website: www. 43 Roslyn Terrace. Other than travel writing.wordfusion. Website: www. one of New Zealand’s fastestgrowing non-fiction publishers with a list of quality illustrated titles that focuses on travel. Lynn also teaches basic photography to small groups either in an office or at home. outdoor pursuits and natural history. She has been awarded Photographic Awards.3 Howard Street. New York City. Multiple award winner and author.nz website. I'm interested in writing about unusual holidays with children.Z. architects and designers . and ways to save money when travelling. Ph: (09) 522 8467 Mob 021 404560 email: lynnmc@ihug.nz .conly@press. 271 Kokopu Road. Lynn has some published stories at www.fourcorners. Ph: (09) 434 6190 Mob: 021 187 0201 Fax: (09) 434 6192 email: ishtar@xtra. P. WHANGAREI.chriscoad. Asia and Africa. DUNEDIN.Sam's Day in the City and Amy's Day in the Country published by Penguin. Wellington. Lynn has digital photos available on N.newhollandpublishers. She has been passionate about photography for over twelve years. how to relive your childhood memories with the latest generation ..nz HUGH CONLY is a Christchurch-based writer. Europe..nz LYNN CLAYTON is a past president of the Photographic Society of New Zealand. Devonport. Fax: (09) 480 0129.co. email bcooke@nhp. Lynn's latest book 'Serendipity' is online at http://www. history. and in 2007 I will be chairing the conference. Xinjiang Province. Auckland.Box 34 321 Birkenhead.photosales. Auckland.blurb. one that is stored as a slice of photographic history in Turnbull House in Wellington this was awarded as the Agfa-Listener Time Frame Photographic competition 1989. printmaking.com/bookstore/invited/267088/fd31e1926a136edff1b08dfdf4e5736d Check it out and enjoy. and Rotorua without breaking the bank. Colinswood. Lynn also has two children's books . My recent commissions included a well-researched piece about the hot springs of New Zealand.lynnclaytonphotography. email robincharteris@hotmail. Ph: (03) 943 2817 Fax: (03) 364 8288 email: hugh.com and www. Newmarket.nz website: www.com JO LASCELLES CHESTER is multi-faceted artist working with various processes.nz Also she is published in the book ‘Tibet in the Eyes of 100 Photographers’. tourism. In 2006 I was a speaker at the inaugural Freelance Conference. Mobile: 021 353 671.. the and Australian Outback amongst her collection. Two years ago I set up the JourNZ network for journalists. Ph: (04) 473 0301 Mob: 027 4420005 Fax: (04) 473 0304 email: Chrisc@xtra.commissions as well as outdoor family portraiture. Most recently my travel writing for the NZ Herald and Herald on Sunday has focused on travelling with children. photography and painting.nz. worked in design and photography and later moved into teaching. AUCKLAND. Ph: (09) 481 0444.nz BELINDA COOKE heads up New Holland Publishers (NZ) Ltd.co. Tel: 09 4466931.nz website: under construction www.com CHRIS COAD is a Wellington based photographer. which now has more than 400 Kiwi journalists as members. I write predominately about Money and Property Investing. 10 Middleton Road. Ph/Fax: (03) 454 5562. her love of capturing unique images around New Zealand and the world has transformed from a hobby to a career.co. gardening.co.co. a weekend in the once thriving spa-town of Te Aroha. Death Valley.. RD 9. Lynn is currently involved in photo shoots for major corporate's.com DIANA CLEMENT is an Auckland-based writer who has travelled extensively in Latin America. Twice Lynn has been an invited photographer to China to photograph with the CPA. food. Tibet. She initially trained as a graphic artist. wine. reference.co.co. P O Box 7002.. Email: Diana@wordfusion.. The perfect gift! Apartment #404Oakridge.co. gift.co.redbubble.O. mob 025 201 6895. www.

WHANGAREI.net. waiting for her first focussed travel piece to appear in print. and personally published her seventh. Ph: (04) 904 2071 Mob: 027 439 9004 email: mark@markcoote. Ph: 0800 35 74 74 Mob: 027 435 7474 email: paul@nzpanorama. With his relaxed and friendly style. Her photographs have accompanied her articles in the Rodney Times.nz MARK COOTE is a Wellington based freelance photographer. a nature-based gift book.nz website: www. Mob: 021 78 38 58 email: peter_de_graaf@yahoo. New to travel writing.nzpanorama. 2/5 Dundas Road. creativity. Mark fulfils client briefs on all levels – quality. WELLINGTON 6141. published in the Northern Advocate.wineoftheweek.co. Mob: 021 141 0841 email: lcrooks@aa. the Caucasus. including two novels. messes about with her sketchbook and spends far too much time o the Net.markcoote. P O Box 6833. She has been launch editor of a range of newsstand magazines including More. Wendy prefers to write from a descriptive and often historical perspective. Environmental portraiture.WENDY COOPER has spent the majority of her working life in the travel/aviation/tourism industry. Website: www. with a photographer friend. drawing the reader into the experience.com LINDSEY DAWSON is a writer who lives north of Auckland at Hatfields Beach. He has had a number of travel articles published from this work and is available for assignments anywhere.nz PAUL DALY is a photographer from Christchurch who finds himself travelling the country and globe working for a variety of interesting clients.nz.com website: www.com SUE COURTNEY is an Auckland-base writer specialising in wine. runs writing seminars. P O Box 13 411. Ph / Fax: (09) 278 4919 Email: newgrange@slingshot. She gets a buzz out of strange and ancient places like the temple at Karnak and the statue-scattered slopes of Easter Island and delights in travel experiences that offer the unexpected. A Diploma in Travel Writing / Photography helped her focus her interest and she is competing a Diploma of Professional Photography to further enhance these skills.co. CHRISTCHURCH 8141. His experience and professionalism are valued by high profile clients in New Zealand and internationally. Yemen. Mob: 021 159 9309 email: lindseyoutloud@xtra.com website: www. timeliness and price. Growing Today Magazine. These articles appear in ‘inhouse’ travel publications. Lindsey has had six books published. AUCKLAND. Next and Grace and has also edited contract magazines for commercial clients.co. He has travelled and photographed in more than 35 countries. Armagh Street. In the 2008 Qantas Awards he was named travel columnist of the year for a series of columns about Northland’s quirky and out-of-the-way attractions. Urban and Country. her passion includes driving in New Zealand off the beaten track. Devonport. Uzbekistan. the Middle East and the more obscure corners of New Zealand. But mostly her life is more local as she does a range of freelancing jobs. his favourites being India.com PETER DE GRAAF is a Northland-based writer and photographer. Cambodia and France.lindseydawson. Third Age New Zealand and FoodService Magazine and all her articles on the Internet.com LAURA CROOKS is an Auckland based writer and works for AA Directions Magazine. 1131 Anne Street. Email winetaster@clear. His favourite places include Eastern Europe. landscapes and cultural events are her preferred photographic topics with images on file with a local photo library.com .

nz JOANNE DOHERTY is the author of Mind Y’self Now. They also dived the reefs and lagoon of Aitutaki and Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.co. PO BOX 9979. P O Box 32.JENNY DEY APSNZ is a Wellington based photographer.co. and explored the Ibera Wetlands.co. Linda is an Auckland-based freelance writer and book reviewer who has travelled extensively. a NZ Guide to Travel Writing was published in 1997 and her second. Oriental Bay. Older and Bolder in 2004. WELLINGTON MAIL CENTRE. It records Joanne Doherty’s view of contemporary rural and urban Irish life. its future hopes and her great love and delight in the ‘craic’ enjoyed by its people – no word in English can sum up the magic. Stock images available.nz JUDITH DOYLE is a Wellington freelance journalist specialising in travel. travel story category. adventure. outdoor pursuits and the arts.joannedoherty. WELLINGTON 6001. Fax: (04) 385 6951. Jewarne. elephant seals and sea lions on the Valdes Peninsula. Mob: 027 28 000 33 email: jennydey@xtra.nz website: www.co.nz JIM EAGLES Travel Editor. P O Box 9897. the East and France. Fax: (03) 960 4468. WELLINGTON.net. property and historic material. email: judithdoyle@paradise. published by Steele Roberts Publishers 2008. The Press. Her first book Pay for your Travel by Writing. health and travel.com www. She has won the NZ Travel Writers' Award.nz NICOLA EDMONDS is a Wellington-based editorial photographer.co. the fun. WELLINGTON. 14 Oriental Terrace. Ph: (03) 960 4467.nz website: www. Mob: 0064 27 2246468 nicola@nicolaedmonds. AUCKLAND.co. email: wmdunlop@xtra. . Mind Y’Self Now Jewarne is a tale about life in Donegal and Dublin. China is Jenny’s main travel destination and she has visited this country many times. Available for assignments in any location. widely experienced in a range of food.nz LINDA DONALD is part of a husband and wife writer and photography team. She has contributed to New Zealand Geographic. Email: ldonald@abdonaldltd. Australia. They recently visited Argentina with close encounters of whales. and a PATA Gold Award. Her features and photographs are published in New Zealand publications and occasionally in Britain and Australia where she worked for several years.co.imagesandwords. the conversation.New Zealand Herald. travel and lifestyle photography.nicolaedmonds. She has published articles on subjects ranging from business to lifestyle. P O Box 38655. She also tutors part-time at the New Zealand School of Travel and Tourism and is Travcom's South Island Representative.nz WENDY DUNLOP is a freelance writer specialising in travel. Phone: (09) 373 6400 ext 8242 email: travel@nzherald. Ph: (04) 384 9454. 56a Colombo St or PO Box 12199. portrait. particularly in New Zealand. natural history and the underwater world. dolphins. Apartment 3. music and commotion of Irish people ‘being together’ – craic says it all.com JENNY & TONY ENDERBY are freelance travel writers and award-winning photographers specialising in ecotourism. CHRISTCHURCH. Traveltrade. Recent trips include a 7-day Transcenic NZ train journey and cycling the Central Otago Rail Trail. Ph: (04) 562 6162 email: dohertyjoanne@xtra. She is a past president and life member of the Wellington Photographic Society. The Christchurch Star and various inhouse travel industry publications. NZ Herald c/. Ireland’s ancient and often painful history.

They have completed six books and regularly contribute to Seaspray. Ph: (09) 422 6127. was chosen by Antarctica New Zealand to travel to the ice.toddeyre. Next and a smattering of other publications. Thorndon.nz web: www. Fax: (09) 818-7864.co. ProMag also owns and manages the Convene Auckland Exhibition and Pacific Area Incentives and Conferences Expo. New Zealand. food and people. 302 Hoon Hay Road. P. Christchurch Press and many other publications.co. USA and Asia and the South Pacific. a secluded beachside resort.co.wildlands.promag. CHRISTCHURCH 8025.co. Ph: (09) 818-7807. Rob has lived in Tonga and Canada. Dive NZ.net. His photos have been published and exhibited from Australia to Sweden and the travelogue Wildlands . A one-hour documentary about tribalism in the PNG Highlands is being sold worldwide and another about Afghan refugees is nearing completion. Box 60-154 Titirangi. Email: Leanne.nz BRYONY GAMMON . Whether guests are seeking a blissful spa retreat.nz STU FREEMAN is managing director of ProMag Publishing.nz Mob: 021 825821 TODD EYRE is an Auckland-based photographer. Mob: 021 592269 www.nz LEANNE ERCEG has worked in the travel/tourism industry for 7 years as an independent contractor. Mob 021 775 423. email james@frankham. Ph: (04) 499 5858.nz BETTE FLAGLER most likes to write stories of travel. her work has appeared in Unlimited. AUCKLAND. NZ Life & Leisure. a publication written here.was released internationally in November 2003. email stu@promag.erceg@xtra. AUCKLAND. but aimed at the North American market.co. photographer and author specialising in natural history and indigenous peoples. MOB: 021 956 122. Flicka Ltd.O. email enderby@enderby.nz web www. Forest and Bird. the rustic charm of a country villa.cc james@frankham. In New Zealand.rafter. She has personally travelled regularly to Europe. the refined splendour of an old English country house or a sanctuary hidden amid the vibrant atmosphere of a . Leanne is an Auckland based freelance writer and PR agent to Konica Minolta Offshore Powerboat Race Team.co. luxury hotels offering an infinite variety of memorable experiences in 70 countries. Bette likes to travel places that challenge her and that find her nearer the edge than in the centre – she lived in Mexico for a couple of years. Birkenhead. WELLINGTON.co. has horsetrekked across the Okavango Delta and in 2005. guide and travel broker.co.com ROB FERGUSON has published two books on Spirituality. Bette also frequently writes about science and New Zealand business. publisher of Meeting Newz and Travelinc Magazines. (025) 842863. Japan to visit family and write about rural Japan.Small Luxury Hotels of the World is an exclusive brand of more than 450 independent. She is the author of Adventure Guide New Zealand (US-based Hunter Publishing) and frequently writes for New Zealand magazine.nz web: www. 29 Rugby Rd.nz JAMES FRANKHAM is an award-winning film-maker. and now travels regularly to Kyushu. sailed to New Zealand on a yacht. North & South. A new travel writer. adventure and interesting people. PO Box 12-029.an account of two years traveling the world aboard a ship . P O Box 139 Leigh 0947. Ph: (03) 942 2848 Mob: 021 104 4582 email: fergies@paradise. its landscape. Email: bette@flicka. PRODESIGN. mob 021 167 1524.

nz/new-zealand/karen-goa JAN HALL worked for many years as a mental health nurse. photographer and creative writer who specialises in travel.email thegillans@xtra. Watch this space.co. Writing.co. Pacific Wave. Ph: (09) 979 7566. travel. Panorama.nz website: www. she has a background in retail and wholesale travel.co. She is also a regular contributor to Café and Eating out Magazine. Ph: (09) 4895153. Ph: (03) 579 4604. AA Directions. and reviews have in the last year predominantly been published in Wild Tomato magazine but she has contributed to The Marlborough Express. Chatswood Village.gammon@slh. Writing in NZ for fifteen years. profiles. Mobile: 021 448 757 Fax: (03) 579 4605. Dominion Post.co. Unlimited and in the US (Traveler’s India) and Australia (Two Wheels. 13 Calman Place. She won the PRINZ Corporate Communications Award 2004 and has been a NBR Sponsorship Awards finalist for the past three years.. food and lifestyle writing and commissions. Reservations can be made at any Small Luxury Hotel of the World by calling toll-free 0800 441 098 (New Zealand) or +65 6232 5060. positive artistic people who wish to write or paint in a Marlborough environ P O Box 482. NZ Wine. AUCKLAND. Chatswood.heritagehotels. WELLINGTON.hawaiitourism. Citibank Building.fourcorners. write and see with different eyes.com www. Sydney.bustling city centre.nz SUSAN GIBSON is the Communications Manager of Heritage Hotel Management. email susang@heritagehotels.nz KAREN GOA is an Auckland freelance journalist.co. events and writing. Level 7. onHoliday. She's been a winner in the Cathay Pacific Travel Media Awards (2008) and a finalist (2006). Her features and photographs have been published in New Zealand (New Zealand Herald. Suite 83. She serves on the Travcom executive committee and is also a member of the NZ Writers Guild and WIFT. Cuisine. Karen's travel book One Flat Coyote on the Centre Line (New Hollland Publishers 2006) won a Highly Commended award at the Whitcoulls Travcom Travel Book of the Year Awards.co.nz website: www.slh. in her other life she supports writers and artists by offering residency's/and or retreats to creative. I am yet to be published. She has a background in PR.nz TONI GILLAN is a Marlborough based freelance journalist. AA Traveller.co. 23 Customs St East.nz web www. Fax: (09) 303 0152. She is also the co-author of Bitten by the Bullet: Motorcycle Adventures in India (New Holland Publishers 2002).com website: www.co. tourism. Toni has travelled extensively around the globe immersed in environments that contrast with her NZ domicile.com JILL GARDNER is the NZ representative for Hawaii Tourism Oceania. NZ Inside and The Herald Sunday Magazine. Next. Italy and India and NZ provides many alternatives for continued exploration. Dominion Post. in recent times. P. dish. PR and. wine.giblin@dompost. Listener. . Ph: (09) 418 4408.nz ROSS GIBLIN is a senior photographer with the Dominion Post covering all manner of assignments for the paper which occasionally includes travel pieces. Small Luxury Hotels of the World offers only the very best. Birkenhead.email kgoa@kiwilink. AUCKLAND. Overseas destinations of intrigue are North Africa. Fax (09) 4895250 email: jgardner@hawaiitourism. Cuisine. Based at her studio gallery in Blenheim. BLENHEIM. Mob: 021 701 860 Fax: (04) 474 0350 email: ross. travel and amateur photography have been interests to pursue rather than career option. Heritage Hotel Management. 47 Neridah Street. 40 Boulcott Street.karengoa. Hawaii Tourism Representative. Ph: (00612) 9468 7106 Mob: (0061) 406679998 email: bryony. AUSTRALIA.. hotel and winery ownership and management. An introductory course to travel writing in January 2009 provided the impetus to plan travel. North&South). photographer and creative writer.O Box 3904 AUCKLAND. Homes&Living Western Australia). Travel agents need only remember the GDS code LX for LuXury. Nelson Mail. Her features. Mob: 021 855645.

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French or English. having vowed many years ago never to grace the inside of a tent again. AUCKLAND. Europe. and has his own media/travel/arts company Elsewhere Ltd. good food. has an on-going travel-based website www.com IAN ROBINSON wrote Gantsara. sometimes terrifying solo horseback journey across outer Mongolia. and is currently Lifestyle/Travel Editor at the New Zealand Woman's Weekly. Ph: (09) 535 1061 Mob: 021 0267 6862 email: info@alwaysalexismarie. She isn't an intrepid traveller. Ph: (09) 815 0497.co.) On returning to New Zealand.nz.nz ALEXIS MARIE ROBB is an Auckland-based writer and photographer. The Press. Morningside. interviews. an independent guide to what has become one of her favourite parts of New Zealand. New Zealand Women's Weekly and other magazines. Your Home&Garden. published by Harper Collins in 2004. takes his own photographs.uk KATHERINE ROBINSON is a Wellington-based freelance writer/photographer and editor. AUCKLAND. produces but she equally enjoys collaborating with established and well-known TV production companies/TV stations.nz website: www.catseyemedia. WELLINGTON. 25 Rossmay Terrace. Marion Square.com website: www. Her writing and photography reflect her interest in landscape and people. Please visit her website – www. spending seven months in this remote. the UK. directs and. He currently contributes his quirky Snapshots column to the New Zealand Herald's Tuesday Travel section. She worked in London for 14 years on mainly food. inhospitable land.co. Email: louise. She is a self-employed/freelance print & photojournalist and tv-director/producer and provides most of the photography used in her profiles. Mob: 027 563 9686 email: Katherine@catseyemedia. travel and lifestyle magazines including Expression (for American Express) and the City Guides (entertainment guides to various British cities. . NZ House&Garden. P O Box 3967 Shortland Street.co. arts and feature writing and in 2003 won the prestigious Media Peace Award. Postcards From Elsewhere.reid@elsewhere. PO Box 6395.nz KIRSTEN RØDSGAARD-MATHIESEN is a Danish-born.nz LOUISE RICHARDSON has 20 years media experience in New Zealand and the UK.co. He has won numerous awards for his travel. email: Graham. wine and lots of culture.for more information. Her ideal destination has shops.richardson@nzww. NZ Herald).madfrog. Time permitting Kirsten also shares her love of New Zealand with tourists whilst guiding them around the country in Danish.e. He became the first Westerner to cross the country in this way.co.alwaysalexismarie.GRAHAM REID is a freelance journalist who was previously a senior feature writer for the New Zealand Herald. travel and feature stories for print media in New Zealand and overseas as well as images to accompany various PR/marketing projects. Graham's first book of travel stories.net and undertakes both national and international travel commissions. has been accepted as a writer/contributor for the highly regarded UK website www.co. NZ Magazine. For TV projects she researches.travelintelligence.dk . which tells the story of Ian’s fascinating. truly remarkable media whiz with a B.elsewhere. He is also one of the country's best known music writers and contributes reviews. at times. interviews and other articles to the Herald. She has travelled and worked in many countries and her print work (including many travel stories) has appeared in more than 70 publications in Scandinavia. He travels frequently for work and pleasure. USA and New Zealand (i. His travel writing has appeared in the Herald. Pacific Wave. Kirsten is based in Nelson but her world is limitless. Unit Nine. Urbis. she qualified as a professional photographer and put her experience to good use by producing Wairarapa: the guidebook. often hilarious. Alone Across Mongolia. NEXT. Ph: (09) 473 7463 Mob (021) 539 666 email: daystogo2001@yahoo. was published by Random House in mid 2005 and won the Whitcoulls TravCom Travel Book of the Year award in 2006.A. Listener. in journalism and a degree in PR/marketing.

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Management.co. Based in Wellington.navigatesouth. Ph: (09) 307 3633. WELLINGTON. Marketing. CA to New York (beginning his honeymoon) and the third on a mountain biking trip in Jackson Hole. Spent a few years roaming around the world doing odd-jobs and freelance travel writing before returning to New Zealand to a communications and marketing career spanning more than 25 years. Your Home & Garden. 4 Pitoitoi Road.net.juliathorne. and left at the end of ’06 to travel through Latin America and the South Pacific. Sharon is a freelance writer. 021 859 805. editor. The Dominion. He has travelled the world on bicycles covering around 40. marketing. Mob. Navigate South. copywriter and PR consultant who spent many years in the wilderness of government PR before she saw the error of her ways and returned to full-time freelancing. Ad Media. and has had three stories published recently in Next Magazine. WY. She has travelled extensively. Works across a range of industries including travel and tourism. travelling as much as possible in between work assignments. Email: steele. The first was cycling Alaska to California. and FQ Entertaining. She was publicity manager for HarperCollins Publishers for 10 years. Next. She’s also caught the travel writing bug. In the 15 years since working in news journalism and photography at the New Zealand Herald she has freelanced in photography and writing for editorial.co. Ph: (03) 545 1221 Mob: 027 229 6737 Fax: (03) 545 1228 email: grant@stirlingimages. Grant has also written articles that have been published in both New Zealand and the UK. Now home she runs her own publishing publicity company. Pro Design. Signature.co.000 kms over a 3 ½ year period. AUCKLAND.co. 11 Harrold Street Kelburn. commercial and travel. email: Sharon. NZ House and Garden. exhibited work in London and New Zealand and supplies images to photo-stock libraries in both countries. Mob: 0274 724 707 e-mail: juliathorne@clear.lorraine@gmail. Takapuna. He visited 17 countries in Europe. The Australian Way.co. AUCKLAND. industrial. Business niches include tourism.nz . 5/340 Parnell Road. (09) 480 2007. and manages publicity for Exisle Publishing and New Holland Publishers. The Herald on Sunday. North & South. Mob: 021 753 022 email: karine@navigatesouth. public relations and corporate customers. Ph: (04) 562 8629 Mob: 027 245 1734 Fax (04) 562 8639 email: jsymmans@xtra. publicity and media relations for tourism based product internationally and within New Zealand. 43 Huka Road.com JULIA THORNE is a photographer and writer based in Auckland.nz JENNY SYMMANS trained as a journalist in New Zealand before working in tourism and travel promotion in the U.stephenson@paradise. Tel. WELLINGTON.nz website: www. Ph: (04) 973 4706. 18 Malvern Ave. Mob: 021 210 2464. Australia and New Zealand.LORRAINE STEELE is an Auckland freelance publicist and travel writer. These companies specialise in sales. America.com.K. which is where he developed his photographic skills. portraits. Birkenhead. Julia contributes to New Zealand and overseas magazines including The Independent (UK). Eastbourne. environmental and publishing.net.nz SHARON STEPHENSON has made her living from words for more years than she can remember.nz KARINE THOMAS is the Director of Navigate South. the Sunday Star Times Magazine. Style. PO Box 33 1360. She’s recently had work published in NEXT. “Posada” Building.nz website: www. NELSON 7010. Alaska. Navigate Publicity and Navigate Venues.nz GRANT STIRLING has operated Stirling Images since 1996 doing a variety of photographic work from weddings. Fax: (09) 307 3292. the second cycling from Santa Barbara.stirlingimages. commercial. Your Weekend and too many trade publications to mention. website: www. Southern Skies. AUCKLAND 1310.

co. Her first book Keeping the Faith . Canterbury. New Idea. Inspire.blogspot.co. Holly is a regular contributor to AA Directions. She is available for freelance assignments. .nz and www. Mob. both the Sunday Star-Times and Herald on Sunday. Ph: (03) 442 5305 Mob: 021 705 310 Email: holly@inztinct. shows how anyone can be footloose. Her work is published throughout New Zealand in all major daily and provincial newspapers. 11 Selby Square. Luxury.inztinct.com DARRAGH WALSHE New Zealand representative for Tourism Ireland and Hawai‘i Tourism.co.co. whether that involves coming eye-to-eye with a bear in the woods or sleeping in a haunted Scottish castle.com HOLLY WALLACE works as a freelance writer and photographer based in Queenstown and loves adventure. carving snow in Northern Japan.nz website: www. Next. DUNEDIN 9010. P O Box 279.co. AUCKLAND. Ph: (021) 705-708. Mob: (021) 276 7743. 26 Franklin St. 230 Malaghans Road. Subantarctic islands and Antarctica.nz GILLIAN VINE is a prizewinning senior journalist and photographer. book and car reviews. e-mail: yvonne. Her. Women's Health. features.walshe@walshegroup. email: gillianv@ihug.com website: www. 7 Sunnyview Road. Ph: (09) 977 2222 Fax: (09) 977 2256 email: d.co. AUCKLAND 0632.nz JOCELYN WATKIN is an Auckland based writer.co. Her stories have also featured in the magazines Destinations. She has written columns. AA Directions. She was formerly travel editor at the New Zealand Herald and travel editor and commissioning editor of onHoliday magazine. NZ Listener.Travel the World. In 1999 she did an internship with Conde Nast Traveler in New York. and avoiding bears in Yosemite National Park. Yvonne has won numerous travel writing awards including the 1995 Travel Writer of the Year and the 1998 Fletcher Challenge Paper Commonwealth Media Award in which she won a fellowship to Cambridge University in the UK.co. . which she co-wrote with her financial planner (Kim Gabites). St Mary’s Bay. Greenhithe. Dalmore.v@xnet.nz MATT VANCE is a freelance writer/photographer specialising in quirky tales from the South Pacific. Queenstown. Journeys and Top Gear (NZ).pamelawade. Internationally Matt has been published in Smithsonian Magazine and Cruising World. She has also taught travel writing at the University of Auckland's continuiing education department. His stories and photographs have appeared in the Listener.travelskite.hawaiitourism. the better. Holly’s work focuses on getting out there and getting active in the awe inspiring South Island landscape. 021 1675 975 Email: go@pamelawade. AUCKLAND. Mob: 021 0223 0006 email: poiesis@ihug. Diamond Harbour. The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald.discoverireland. Fitness Life. Coastlines. Her overseas travel features follow original and engaging themes like finding a French kiss in Paris. but travel is her passion: the more hands-on. to name a few. In NZ.nz website: www. Her work has been published in newspapers and magazines in New Zealand and overseas and her specialist writing/photographic area is gardening and she has recently completed a new edition of long-established The Star Garden Book. and The Australian.YVONNE VAN DONGEN is a freelance writer. On Holiday Magazine and North and South. Ph: (09) 09 360 8200.nz blog: www. Ph: (09) 413 9101. climbing inside Edinburgh’s many steeples to wind time. Sunday Star Times and Herald on Sunday.nz PAMELA WADE (freelance writer and photographer) won the Cathay Pacific Travel Writer of the Year Award 2009 for a story about Glasgow. based in Dunedin.

108 Bamford Street. Christchurch.co. Owhiro Bay.co.nz . Over the past twenty years she has taken a film crew to New York to search out bagels and Nordic walked the mountains of Austria in search of good strudel and a chance to represent NZ in archery in an international competition– her “experiences” are never the norm. also television critic for Radio New Zealand.nz . Ph: (09) 422 3577 Mob: 027 636 5610 email: fatsprat@halcyondesign.nz. She has had several images published in local newspapers (one day maybe they will pay her!) and sells stock images online to the NZ and American market. AUCKLAND 1021.co. is due out in July 2009. With a MA Hons in History and Geography and a love of teaching she is busy travelling around the country giving cooking and travel tips laced with humour and plenty of practical advice (“always travel with a head lamp!”). Ph: (09) 845 8383 Mob: 0273 780 518 email: editorial@bigandlittle. Faith Speaks Money Talks. WELLINGTON. She has a particular interest in family travel and environmental portraiture.Times columnist for 20 years and a regular radio and TV commentator.com/ KAREN WILLIAMSON is a Warkworth based photographer and a newbie to the travel media industry. 26 Second Avenue. she lives in an “upmarket trampers hut” on her late great grandfathers back yard at Birkenhead Point – the bird song and bush helps the writing process and is the source of much inspiration.co.keepingthefaith.co. the book has already been described by D-Photo magazine as a "masterpiece". 128 Owhiro Bay Parade. Manurewa.co. 20 Hoylake Place.co.fancy-free and travel the world. Jocelyn and Kim's second book. Jocelyn began her professional writing career in 1998.net.nz Website: www. Ph: (04) 383 6219 email: michaelwhite@xtra. MIKE WHITE is a Wellington-based writer. Karen is photographer and co-author of ‘Family OE: a really useful Kiwi Guide to Travelling overseas with your children’ published by New Holland in 2008. email: brian@tourisminnovations. A Sunday Star. Brian has a wealth of knowledge about small business and regional tourism issues.co. Jocelyn has tertiary qualifications in education. Harpers Bazaar . specialising in fashion and advertising but with a personal passion for documentary photography. A cook book author of ten cook books her love of food/travel has been captured in her books.nz TIM WHITE is a New Zealand born photographer.co. Woolston. Ph: (Mob) 027 493 9851.fourcorners. AUCKLAND 2103. His work has appeared in publications like Vogue . email: jwatkin@clear.nz and it's promoter Brian is keen to work with Travcom members to extend the awareness of this new resource for travellers as well as opportunities to gain alternative views of New Zealand via other New Zealand writers.nz BRIAN WESTWOOD is the General Manager of Tourism Innovations which produces the New Zealand travel information website www. when she and her husband worked as photojournalists during their year long trans-global expedition in a classic Land Rover. As a co-author of www. He returned to NZ in 2004 (after living in London for over a decade and Sydney for three years) to begin a book project recently publishing the results . True North (with an accompanying DVD called Whakarongomaikio) became a four year project shot in the Far North of New Zealand .fatspratphotography. Kingsland.nz website: www. journalism and a masters degree in business (MBA). web: www.timwhitephoto. magazine articles and newspaper features. Ph: (03) 982 1844.nz SIMON WILSON is a senior staff writer and food editor at Metro magazine. the Face and The London Times. Previously General Manager for Hurunui Tourism and Marketing executive for Christchurch and Canterbury Marketing.nz ANNABELLE WHITE is an Auckland based freelance writer who is known for her quirky and slightly outrageous approach to travel experiences. Since then she has published numerous articles as a freelance writer. http://www.fourcorners.tourisminnovations.

the Waikato Times and Hot Ink 2. 186 Cambridge Road. 23 Bowker Street.co.wood@xtra.nz JILL WORRALL is the 2005 Travcom Travel Writer of the Year and has won numerous other awards. Her OE in the 1960s added to her obsession. email hugh. She edits the Timaru Herald travel page and contributes regularly to other NZ. Pakistan. Her book A Blonde in the Bazaar was a runner-up in the WH Smith Travel Book of the year.co. HAMILTON Ph: (07) 856 6822. Timaru NZ (0064) 3 684 9231 Jill. Sri Lanka.nz . Central Asia and Iran. Hillcrest. Central Europe and Ireland. She also escorts tours to remote parts of the globe and is on the national executive of Save the Children New Zealand.worrall@xtra. She has a special love and fascination for Bhutan. She has been published in the NZ Woman’s Weekly.BEVERLEY WOOD has been addicted to travel since childhood. Next up on her travel list are the Caucasus. including two Qantas awards. and overseas publications.

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