Kamala Hayman has been a journalist for more than 20 years including the last decade in Christchurch.
She became digital editor of press.co.nz in May 2011.
Before that she was chief reporter on the daily paper for more than three years overseeing coverage of the September and February quakes, and moving with the team into one temporary newsroom after another.
The Press news team are now back in the centre of Christchurch in a plush new seven-storey building after more than a year crowded into hotel rooms, perched on rickety cafe tables, and crammed into portacabins at the printing press site at Mcleans Island.
In her first year on the paper Kamala Hayman covered environment and conservation, writing about air pollution, cold homes and regional council politics before spending several years on the health round.
She moved from London to Christchurch in late 2001 on one of the first flights out of Heathrow after September 11 to bring up her sons in a less crowded, cleaner, greener city.
Kamala's decade in London was largely spent writing about the politics and crimes of a major city for local newspapers, but also included a stint on the BBC's News Online service.
She now juggles her online role with raising two energetic boys and running on the varied Port Hills trails.
Email Kamala at email@example.com or follow her on Twitter @kamala_hayman.
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