LITERARY ACHIEVEMENTS

(Author,Journalism-Newspaper, Radio, Television, Novelist, Playwright, Poetry, Writer)

 

Name

(Maiden names have been used for females)

Year

Enrolled

Achievement

John Borrell

1961

John’s impressive list of credentials include working on every continent and for some of the most prestigious media in the world including The Australian, The Guardian, Reuters, The ABC, Time Magazine, Newsweek and Readers’ Digest. He was an international foreign and war correspondent.

2013 Book “The White Lake”

Peter Saunders

1962

Author:

1976 – “Wine Label Language”

2001 – “A Guide to N.Z. Wine”

Susan Flett (Rogers-Allan)

1963

Author:

1996 - “Ruthless”

1997 - “Vengeance”

Ann McCurdy (Kidd)

1966

Author:

2010 – “Your’e A Dick Mummy”

Maria Young (Bayfield)

1967

Author:

2013 - "The Guttersnipe: A Triumph Over Adversity"

Lois Baldock (Parkes)

1968

Author:

2005 – “Sarah’s Christmas”

2014 – “Counting At Christmas”

2015 – “Creative Creatures”

Rhonda Clegg (Bartle)

1968

Writer:

1999 – Katherine Mansfield Memorial Award – N.Z Premier Short story

2000 – “The Gospel According to Cole”

2001 – N.Z. Society of Authors -                   Short story competition

2003 -  Richard Webste-Popular Fiction Award

2005 – “Lie of the Land”

2005 - Random House published-"Anthology, Home-New Short Stories by New Zealand Writers

Janet Charman

1968

Poet:

Her publications include-

1985 – “Drawing Together”

1987 – “2 Deaths in 1 Night”

1992 – “Red letter”

1996 – “End of Day”

1999 – “Rapunzel Rapenzel”

2002 – “Snowing Down South”

2007 – “Cold Snack”

2008 – Montana New Zealand Book Award-Poetry category (Cold Snack)

Rob Maetzig

1969

Journalist:

2010 – “N.Z. Motoring Writer of the Year” (Supreme Award at the Henry Ford Awards)

Murray Hills

1970

Sports Journalist:

2001 – Gary Frew Memorial Award-Sports Journalism for “Outstanding contribution to provincial Sports Journalism”

2004 – “Best Sports Story of 2003” Qantas Media Awards winner

2007 – Best Newspaper story BP Surf Rescue Awards

Margaret Brooker

1972

Writer:

1997 “The New Zealand Food                     Lovers' Guide”

2003 – “At It’s Best: Cooking with                Fresh Seasonal Produce

2005 – “The Cook’s Bible of                            Ingredients”

2007 – “It’s My Turn to Cook”

2015 – “The Kids Turn to Cook”

2017 – "At The Beach: A Cookbook Memoir"

Toni Nealie

1974

Writer:

2016 – “The Miles Between Me”

Mark Crysell

1975

Journalist: Radio & Television

Mark has worked for NZ Radio in Germany, in the USA, and for TVNZ in Europe. His awards include:

1996 – Silver medal for Radio reporting at the New York Radio Awards

1997 – Best Radio documentary N.Z. Radio Awards

2000 – Best Television Current Affairs Arts Report at Qantas Media Awards

2002 – Qantas Media Awards won 5 Best Television Current Affairs for:-

    Business, Finance and Consumer Affairs

   Enviroment and Conservation Report

   Social Issues Report

   Best Current Affairs reporter

   Best Television reporter

2006 – Sports Journalism Awards-for Recreation/Adventure/Lifestyle reporting

Ross Eden

1975

Author:

2003 – “Taranaki/Mt.Egmont- A Guide for Climbers"

Sharyn Jupp (Smart)

1983

Author:

2005 – “Fonzi”

2008 – “Peat’s Treasure Hunt”

Brett McGregor

1986

Chef & Author:

2010 TNVZ “N.Z. Masterchief” winner

2011 – “Taste of a Traveller”

2013 – “Taste of Home”

Aaron Kreisler

1986

Editor:

2008 – Finalist Montana N.Z. Book Awards “Comma Dot Dogma

Donna Garrett

(Garrett-Young)

1986

Author:

2012 – “Home Building Made Easy – Five key steps to unlocking your new home”

Rachael Williams (Lock)

1989

Author:

2009 - “The Joy in being a Step-mum"

2010 - “Just a Wife and a Mum”

2010 - “Daisy and Tweeter”

Matthew Rilkoff

1990

Journalist & Editor:

2018- Appointed as Editor of the "Taranaki Daily News"

2011 - “Best Video” N.Z. Media Awards

2014 - “Best Feature writer-                         General- N.Z Media Awards

Jamie Banks

1990

Author/Writer:

2005 - “Whatever You Do, Don’t Smile: Pathways to Personal Growth”

2006 - “Navigating Love: Find Purpose Beyond Romance”

2008 - “A Maze In Grace: A review of Heaven & Hell, Jesus & Satin, Creation & Evolution”

2011 – “Ekusukyumimasen

Terri-anne Sole

1990

Author:

2003 – “Super Right Brain English Monologue Training”

David Collins

1992

Playwright:

2008 & 2010 – Massey University International Playwright competition winner

Hannah Brown

1993

Journalist:

Senior assignments editor for TVNZ & TV3

Columnist for North & South magazine 

2018 Finalist N.Z. Journalism Awards – Feature writing- Short Form

Michelle Lotter (Robinson)

2000

Journalist/Writer:

2014- “Best Reporter Arts & Entertainment”  N.Z. Media Awards