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.
ALEXIA SANTAMARIA is a freelance writer for Herald on Sunday Travel, Weekend Magazine in the Weekend Herald, NEXT magazine, FOOD magazine, Flight Centre blog, Kia Ora, Good Health Choices, AA Directions, New Zealand Woman's Weekly, Dish and many other New Zealand publications - as well as judging on Metro Magazine's Top Cafes and Cheap Eats specials. She won the Treadright Foundation Award for the Best Responsible Tourism story in the Cathay Pacific Travel Media awards in 2016.
Having lived in Narita for two years, London for one and Glasgow for another ̶ as well as numerous shorter stints around Europe ̶ she is now based in Auckland and fuelling her passion for travel through shorter assignments to wherever work takes her.
Alexia loves writing travel stories that tell people things they won’t find in any guide books ̶ the tired-looking pastry shop with the croissants you'd sell you grandma for; the secret beach just five minutes trek through the bush from the well-known one; the collection of wild pigs on the side of the road and the man who will give you a baby one to pat if you like. She's the queen of hidden gems and never more than when she's one half of the website http://cheapeats.co.nz/ which finds Auckland’s surprise budget eats.
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.