The team

Last updated 11:51 07/05/2012

Eric Janssen Editor
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Eric joined The Dominion Post in September 2012 following almost 8 years at The Daily Telegraph in London and 16 months at The Bangkok Post. While in Britain he upset many locals with his unashamedly biased rugby blog.

After various reporting and editing roles in South Africa - where he twice met Nelson Mandela and won many awards for his lengthy investigation into a couple abducting, abusing and murdering young girls - Eric moved to New Zealand in 1997, working at The Dominion and The Evening Post.

He holds a BA in psychology and philosophy and an honours degree in journalism.



Luke Appleby
Web editor
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Luke has worked for The Dominion Post since 2010. He has previously worked for and as a freelance photographer.

He is a multi-media journalist specialising in video and audio production, photography and social media.

At he wrote Connector, a popular technology blog and he has edited during stories such as the 2011 election and both Christchurch earthquakes.

Luke holds a National Diploma in Multi-Media Journalism and was a finalist for the Qantas Student Journalism Award.



Tobias Brockie
Web editor
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Tobias has worked as a sub-editor for community and daily newspapers across New Zealand. He has contributed stories to The Dominion Post, New Zealand Herald and The Wellingtonian.

Tobias has a graduate diploma in journalism from Massey University. He joined in 2012.



Rebecca Thomson
Web editor, Central Community Newspapers
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Rebecca came to the Dominion Post in September 2013, after The Wellingtonian was integrated into The Dominion Post newsroom.

She takes care of the community newspaper websites, including The Wellingtonian, Hutt News, Kapiti ObserverHorowhenua Mail, Wairarapa News, Kapi-Mana News and Upper Hutt Leader

As senior reporter for The Wellingtonian she covered everything from Wellington's appalling pedestrian accident rate and the history of our streets to the Fringe and International arts festivals. 

Her proudest career moment was interviewing Inspector Mike Wright, who led the Christchurch Earthquake victim identification team.  "A gut-wrenchingly sad, but important, story to tell."


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