The Dominion Post editors

Bernadette Courtney
Editor in Chief

Bernadette has almost 30 years experience in journalism in both New Zealand and the UK. As editor of The Dominion Post, she strongly believes that news brands are thriving as they embrace an integrated approach to digital and print news gathering.

Bernadette has been a chief reporter at The Dominion and The Dominion Post; assistant editor at The Dominion Post and has edited the Manawatu Standard. She previously worked for Reed Regional Newspapers, editing weekly paid and free newspapers and worked as a reporter at the Sunday Mirror in London.

Bernadette has won two Qantas Media Awards and been a finalist for reporter of the year.

Eric Janssen

Chief news director (Wellington)
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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. After various reporting and editing roles in South Africa, he moved to New Zealand in 1997, working at The Dominion and The Evening Post.

He was the digital editor for the central north island, looking after the websites of The Dominion Post, Manawatu Standard and Taranaki Daily News before becoming chief news director for the Wellington region.



Patrick Piercy
News director
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Patrick has been at The Dominion Post since its creation in 2002 and previously worked on The Dominion.

Patrick has worked in news media in New Zealand and Britain for 30 years. He is a former chief sub-editor of The Dominion Post and spent more than 10 years working for The Times and The Sunday Times in London.

He was deputy head of news for The Dominion Post before being appointed news director in 2015.



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