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Avenues - I have contributed to Christchurch's monthly city magazine for many years and hope to return as a contributor later this year, once their budgets recover from the COVID-19 lockdown.

Latitude - I've been busy over the past few months writing for the Aug/Sept 2020 edition. There are quite a number of my stories in this latest edition: a profile piece on Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Cheryl Brunton, covering her career and the regional public health response to COVID-19 ('Stepping Up to Protect Public Health'); another on teen karting star Jacob Douglas, ('Driving to the top'); a frontline article on helicopter pilot Tony Michelle, ('Blades in the Air'); and a piece all about the great work of the Backcountry Trust, ('Saving Our Backcountry Heritage'). A particular highlight for me was putting together a feature profile on artist Philip Trusttum - such a lovely, engaging man, so welcoming and approachable, ('signs of the time'). It was delightful interview, so much fun.

Homed - I also write for this Stuff supplement. One of my recent contributions involved a feature article on Darrell and Lee Latham and the story of their gorgeous Sumner home and lifestyle, ('Living the dream retirement life')

There is a commercial side to my writing that includes some communications work and ghost writing into a regular publication. From time to time, I work with the University of Canterbury's communications team on media releases and publications, such as Chronicle. I've been reasonably busy with UC work this year and really enjoy having that opportunity.

I also write for Waterford Press and regularly contribute to their publications.

Keep the ideas coming; I do love hearing from local people with great suggestions for stories.

More coming soon!