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Paydesk has 17 journalists in New Zealand. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography.

Our top journalists in New Zealand are Tina Teng and Dean Whitehead.

Use our journalist directory to find a member to work for you.

We have journalists in Auckland, Christchurch, Kaitaia, Mangōnui, Wellington and Whangarei.

Journalists in New Zealand



Tina Teng

Auckland, New Zealand
Tina Teng was a Market Analyst at CMC Markets from 2015 to 2024, providing client education, market commentary, and media presentations. She specializes in technical analysis and market fundamentals. Tina believes financial markets comprise a vast area reflecting economies, politics, history, Read morepsychology, and philosophy. As a result, her analysis is based on her interpretation of a specific country’s economic and historical background, alongside investor sentiment and behavior. 
Tina's expertise has garnered recognition, with her commentary frequently quoted by reputable sources like Bloomberg, CNBC, Routers, WSJ, and AFR. Her insights span a diverse spectrum, covering various financial domains, including stock markets, foreign exchange, commodities, and cryptocurrencies. Previously, she also spent significant time with China Central Television. This experience allowed her to develop a deep understanding and insight into China’s economics and business.
Languages
English
Services
Content Writing
Skills
Business

Dean Whitehead

Whangarei, New Zealand
Dean Whitehead is a  Video journalist based in Whangarei.(Available throughout NZ & the Pacific Islands) 
I've been making television news, current affairs, documentaries and general programs for more than 29 years. I can work as a solo videojournalist or alongside a journalist. I've been on the Read morecutting edge of some of the nations major breaking stories, from land occupations and natural disasters to world leader summits and royal tours. I'm proficient at live crosses (SNG, LIVEU), edited packages, tight deadlines and day turnarounds and regularly supply the nations television networks TVNZ, TV3 and Maori Television, plus some of the major international ones,NHK, ABC, BBC, SKY, Channel 7 and 10.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+4
Skills
Food & Drink Natural Disasters Cultural
+8

Pj Heller

Christchurch, New Zealand
I have more than 25 years experience as a photographer, writer and editor with the wire services, daily and weekly newspapers and for the past decade on a freelance basis. Credits include major metropolitan newspapers, the wire services, trade, business and consumer magazines, websites and Fortune Read more100 companies. Available for writing and/or photography assignments worldwide.

Specialties: Freelance writing and photography worldwide for editorial and corporate clients. Contract photographer with Zuma Press photo agency. 

Bases in both USA (California) and New Zealand (Christchurch).

Website: www.photoreporters.com
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Corporate Content Investigative Journalism
+4
Skills
Breaking News Travel Sports
+4
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David Killick

Christchurch, New Zealand
David Killick is a journalist and photographer based in Christchurch, New Zealand. I have nearly four decades' experience in radio, newspaper, and magazines and have worked in New Zealand, the UK, and Germany. I have specialised in writing about design and architecture, real estate, and transport Read morebut also cover general news and features.
Languages
German English French
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+9
Skills
Breaking News Science & Environment Politics
+6

Ulrik Pedersen

Auckland, New Zealand
Ulrik Pedersen is a sports photographer.

I have accreditation for African Cup of Nations coming up in January 2024.

Let me know if you are interested in photos.

Thanks.

https://www.gettyimages.no/photos/ulrik-pedersen?assettype=image&groupbyevent=true&family=editorial&phrase=ulrik%Read more20pedersen&sort=newest
Languages
Danish English
Services
Photography
Skills
Sports

Greg Ward

Auckland, New Zealand
International broadcast journalist, videographer and photographer, based in Auckland New Zealand.  Available to cover stories in Auckland, Wellington and nationwide.

I assist foreign news agencies with TV and radio packages; interviews and photography. I can film, edit, produce and present video Read moreas well as high-quality photography.  My background includes news reporting roles with state broadcasters Radio New Zealand and TVNZ.  For more than two decades I freelanced as the BBC's New Zealand correspondent.

Video kit:  Sony Z90 4K video camera; Sennheiser radio microphones and Rode Podcaster microphone.
Home studio (and mobile) lighting: Two Nanlite Compac 100s
Video editing: Final Cut Pro
Photography kit: Sony A7III and A6300.  I shoot RAW and edit in Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+9
Skills
Entertainment & Celebrity Fact Checking Investigative Reporting
+11

Helena O'Neill

Auckland, New Zealand
Helena O'Neill is a journalist based in Auckland, New Zealand.

She is working as a contributing writer for the horticulture industry but has an extensive general news reporting background. She has a special interest in rural reporting, human interest stories, and profile pieces. 

Helena also Read moreedits the New Zealand Irish Wolfhound Club's quarterly magazine and has an Irish Wolfhound called Rowyn.
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Interview (Print / Radio / Podcast)
+2
Skills
Breaking News Business Current Affairs
+5

Naashon Zalk

Auckland, New Zealand
Naashon Zalk is an award winning producer, director and cinematographer with over 20 years of media experience. He is currently based in Auckland, New Zealand. Naashon has worked in over 40 countries, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa, the Pacific and South-East Asia for broadcasters (Al Jazeera, TVNZ, Read moreABC, NOS, RTL, ARD, CCTV, Food Network), development and non-profit organisations (UNAIDS, UNDP, World Bank, International IDEA, Fairtrade) and corporates (Vodafone, Siemens, Aon).

Naashon is also a highly experienced photojournalist and has shot for publications such as TIME, Newsweek, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, The Washington Post, New York Times, US Vogue and many others. He is also a highly proficient writer.

He was selected as a 2015 International Emmy Awards documentary category judge.
Languages
Afrikaans English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+15
Skills
Current Affairs Health & Fitness Technology
+22

Mark Boyd

Auckland, New Zealand
Mark Boyd is a freelance journalist based in Auckland, New Zealand.  He has extensive experience as a reporter, producer and newsroom manager in television in New Zealand and Australia.  He has also worked in radio news in New Zealand, the UK and the United States, and has written text articles for Read morepublications around the world.

He is available for news pieces in any medium, and live crosses and pre-recorded interviews, in-vision or audio, for television, radio and online.

Mark is also an academic, with a PhD in Politics and International Relations, and is available for commentary on political and social issues on any topic in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific.  His academic area of speciality is media and politics, and elections.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+12
Skills
Risk Analysis Research Current Affairs
+12

Sean Williams

Wellington, New Zealand
Experienced reporter, writer, broadcaster and photographer with bylines at The New Yorker, Harper's, Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, Outside, The Guardian, WIRED, The Atavist, Sports Illustrated and many more. A selection of my work is available to view at www.seanwilliamswrites.com

I also co-host a Read morepodcast about global organised crime called Underworld - www.underworldpod.com
Languages
German English Spanish
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Corporate Content
+7
Skills
Science & Environment Research Health & Fitness
+14

Sitara Morgenster

Kaitaia, New Zealand
Reach out with story ideas or if you’d like to work together on a project. Within the framework of ethical journalism, I can assist with fact hunting, finding and interviewing the best experts for your projects, idea generation, structuring, writing and editing. 25+ years of international Read moreexperience. Accredited freelance journalist (member of the IFJ). Website https://creativityispower.com
Languages
English Dutch
Services
News Gathering Feature Stories Content Writing
+6
Skills
Climate Change Science & Environment Research
+5

Laura Walters

Wellington, New Zealand
Laura Walters is a journalist based in London, United Kingdom.

Laura spent a decade reporting in New Zealand, on politics, geopolitical issues, and social issues including education, health, mental health, immigration, justice policy, and sexual and family violence. She was based in New Zealand'Read mores Parliamentary Press Gallery from 2017 to 2019, before moving overseas.

She's now based in London, and is available to report on local issues, as well as provide commentary on New Zealand politics and current affairs. 

Laura has experience in print and online reporting (news, investigations and features), as well as television journalism. She also has extensive experience as an expert commentator for live radio, podcast and television interviews.
Languages
English
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop News Gathering
+8
Skills
Business Science & Environment Current Affairs
+8

Belinda Carter

Christchurch, New Zealand
Belinda Carter is a writer and editor based in Christchurch, New Zealand. Available to research, write features and news stories and design newsletter layouts using InDesign.
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Fixing
+1
Skills
Technology Arts & Books Current Affairs
+1

Bridget Grace

Auckland, New Zealand
Bridget Grace is a journalist based in Auckland, New Zealand.
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+6
Skills
Politics Natural Disasters Travel
+9
Book

Stacey Knott

Wellington, New Zealand
Stacey Knott is an award-winning multi-media journalist recently returned to New Zealand, after working in Ghana for five years. 

In Ghana, she was a regular text stringer for Agence France-Presse (AFP) and a multimedia freelance correspondent for Voice of America (VOA). 

Her byline has Read moreappeared in a range of international media including The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Telegraph, US News, Quartz, Roads and Kingdoms and Refinery29 among others.

She has also worked as an editor in both New Zealand and Ghana.

She works in online, print, radio and video. 

She has been living in Ghana since November 2015.

More at www.staceyknott.com
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+16
Skills
Technology Arts & Books Investigative Reporting
+16
Book

Myjanne Jensen

Mangōnui, New Zealand
Myjanne Jensen is a journalist based in Mangōnui, New Zealand.

Simon Baker

Auckland, New Zealand
Simon Baker is a journalist based in Auckland, New Zealand.
Languages
English
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