About Kim

Kim Newth is a freelance writer, based in Rangiora, North Canterbury.

Her experience in journalism - particularly print - is extensive and includes daily newspapers (Timaru Herald), bi-weeklies (Christchurch Mail, the Star) and weekly publications (Sunday News , Sunday Star Times, North Canterbury News).

In the late 1990s, she worked as a television producer for Holmes, based in TVNZ's Christchurch office.

As a graduate of the University of Canterbury Journalism Diploma, she was awarded the Robert Bell Scholarship for most promising student. She has been a finalist in the Qantas Media Awards and won the Star's Editorial Award in 2006. In 2011, she was a finalist in the Surf Lifesaver Media Awards.

In 2008 she set up her own media business - North Canterbury Media - and is a regular contributor to magazines including North & South, Avenues and Latitude, as well as Waterford Press papers and the University of Canterbury publication Chronicle.

Her corporate communications experience includes writing annual reviews, press releases, newsletters and preparing material for websites and for presentations. Contracts have covered the areas of health, education, electricity and local government

Kim is available for freelance writing assignments.