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 currently a regular contributor to Canterbury magazines Avenues, Latitude and Canterbury Bride, Stuff's Homed supplement and various Waterford Press titles. Her work has been published in North & South, Good, Little Treasures, the AA magazine and NZ Life & Leisure. She writes on commission, as required, for University of Canterbury publications, such as Chronicle.

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

Kim is available for freelance writing assignments.