The Dominion Post editors

Last updated 11:51 07/05/2012

Bernadette Courtney
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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 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.



Oskar Alley
Weekend and special projects editor
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Wellington born and raised, Oskar edits the paper's weekend edition. He also oversees special projects, including the annual Sevens magazine.

Oskar joined The Dominion Post in 2004 and his former roles have included assistant editor and chief reporter. He has worked as a journalist for the past 15 years, with previous stints at The Dominion, including its Parliament office, The Sunday Star-Times and TVNZ's Holmes programme.

Oskar has won awards for politics and social issues reporting and was named Senior Reporter of the Year at the Qantas Media Awards in 2003.


Simon Kilroy
Features and comment editor
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Simon Kilroy is responsible for The Dominion Post's features and opinion sections. He works with many of the outside contributors to the print edition of The Dominion Post, including those who wish to provide opinion pieces.

Simon has been a journalist for 30 years, most of them at The Dominion Post and The Dominion in a variety of roles, including working in the Press Gallery and as a leader writer.




Eric Janssen

Digital Editor: Central North Island
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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 is now the digital editor for the central north island, looking after the websites of The Dominion Post, Manawatu Standard and Taranaki Daily News.



Sarah Daniell
Editor, Your Weekend
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Sarah has 25 years experience in journalism, in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, where she trained in sub-editing and design. 

Sarah has been a columnist and Qantas-finalist feature writer for The Evening Post and The Dominion Post and has worked for 15 years as a freelance writer. She was a TV reviewer for Radio New Zealand's Nine to Noon show, and worked as a producer for Media 7 and Seven Sharp, at TVNZ.




Mark Round
Picture editor
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Mark is responsible for all photographic content for The Dominion Post and the direction of staff photographers.

He joined The Dominion as a copy holder in 1986 before moving on to The Evening Post in 1988 as a photographer. He spent two years as a staff photographer on the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong before heading back to The Dominion.

Mark won Press Photographer of the Year at the 1995 Qantas Media Awards.




Simon Bradwell
Head of news
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Simon has been a journalist for more than 20 years. In his varied career, he's covered everything from the 1995 rugby world cup in South Africa to some of the country's most high-profile murder cases.

He joined The Dominion Post as Head of News in September 2014 after nearly 10 years as a reporter for TVNZ in Wellington. Simon's also been a reporter for Sunday News in both Wellington and Christchurch. He was the founding news editor of, and a Reuters correspondent.

Simon was a finalist in the Qantas Awards for his coverage of diver Rob Hewitt's survival story.




Patrick Piercy
Deputy head of news
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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.






James Weir
Business editor
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James manages the business reporters at The Dominion Post and is responsible for the business section of the newspaper.

He has worked as a reporter since 1981 and has a Graduate Diploma of Journalism from Canterbury University. James joined The Dominion in 1989 and has previously worked for National Business Review and Radio New Zealand.





Jonathan Millmow
Sports editor
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Jonathan oversees sports coverage for The Dominion Post. A former New Zealand cricketer, Jonathan entered journalism after his playing career was cut short by injury. He has been a journalist for 15 years, with spells at The Press, the New Zealand Press Association and The Evening Post.

He covered the 2007 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies and the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. In 2009 Jonathan won a TP McLean award.





Sarah Catherall
Life editor
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Sarah is the editor of Life, The Dominion Post's Wednesday magazine which covers food, fashion and travel. Sarah has been a journalist for 20 years and has worked as a news reporter and feature writer.

She has previously worked at the Sunday Star-Times and New Zealand Herald, and was a founding writer on the Herald on Sunday.

Sarah has won several journalism awards including Qantas Junior Reporter of the Year, a Qantas arts writing award, and also the David Low Chevening scholarship to study at Oxford University in England.




Joseph Romanos
The Wellingtonian/Kapi-Mana News editor
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0274 483 533

Joseph has been editor of The Wellingtonian since 2008 and took up the reins at Kapi-Mana in 2013.

A graduate of Wellington Polytechnic School of Journalism, he has been a journalist since 1975, and has worked in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Joseph has a keen eye on sports and has covered the Olympic and Commonwealth. He writes Fairfax's weekly Sports Talk column.

He also has more than 40 books under his belt, including biographies of some of the country's top sportsmen and women, and profiles of the country's history-makers.  


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