Hello friend! Welcome to my new website.
It's been more than a year now since I last updated my portfolio, leaving some with the impression that I had finally made good on my promises to head for a life of solitude and contemplation in a forest with a stream near a mountain.
In the past year I've backpacked around Spain, witnessed the downfall of Ronda Rousey live in Melbourne, sat ringside with Joseph Parker, hunted stags in Te Urewera and, perhaps most astonishingly, found a flat in Auckland. I've taken on a job, moved cities, sold my car and picked up a few new interests.
I've also produced more high quality work than ever before.
I'm now also a contributor to Mana magazine, writing profiles as well as the occasional feature, like a collaborative effort on the release of Teina Pora and the detective who freed him.
Every second month I write a profile profile called Ko Wai Koe, interviewing interesting and notable Maori, from Al Jazeera journalists to professional fighters and acclaimed Ta Moko artists.
I've also been incredibly fortunate to contribute several pieces to the peerless New Zealand Geographic magazine, most significantly a long feature on the Featherston Incident of February, 1943, when 48 Japanese prisoners of war were massacred by New Zealand servicemen. Next month's issue contains another piece, this time on kava and it's use in New Zealand.
Working on such an exciting range of publications has accelerated the growth of my writing considerably, and also opened my eyes as to the level of possibilities that exist to do beautiful, important and enjoyable work. There's a lot to learn, but I'm more excited than ever to hone my craft and, above all, tell some cracking good yarns.
Thank you for reading - I can't wait to show you all what's next.