The Inside Story

In this blog we talk openly about the inner-workings of The Dominion Post newsroom as we navigate through a rapidly evolving news environment. Ask us questions, challenge us, let us know what you want covered and how.

The Dominion Post news reporters

05:00am 06 May 2012


Michael Forbes
News director
04 474 0139
021 338 942

Michael is part of The Dominion Post's metro team and reports on transport, local politics and the Greater Wellington regional council.

Michael first joined The Dominion Post in 2010 as our Manawatu and Whanganui reporter and covered key regional stories including the Scott Guy murder, the Anzac Day Iroquois crash, and the polluted state of the Manawatu River.

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The Dominion Post editors

05:00am 06 May 2012

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.

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The Dominion Post business team

05:00am 23 May 2012


Tom Pullar-Strecker
Senior journalist, Fairfax Business Bureau
04 4740552

Tom worked as a journalist in England, Eastern Europe and Australia before joining The Dominion Post 13 years ago.

He reports on telecommunications and information technology. Tom has broken stories including news that Telecom was the first incumbent telco in the world to structurally separate and investigating the contracting arrangements surrounding the State Services Commission’s Government Shared Network.

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The Dominion Post sports team

05:00am 23 May 2012


Mark Geenty
Deputy sports editor
04 4740466

Mark has been a sports journalist for 16 years and is The Dominion Post's cricket writer. This year he will cover his third Olympic Games as part of Fairfax NZ's team.

Mark has worked at the Manawatu Standard and as the New Zealand Press Association’s Sydney correspondent. Mark has covered the Black Caps on several international tours, reported on All Blacks rugby tours to South Africa and Britain, and covered the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

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Inside our sports and business teams

05:00am 23 May 2012


A few weeks ago we launched this blog with some new shiny profile pages of all our news reporters, editors and web team.

We hope that by giving you better access to see who's behind our news machine, you'll get a better understanding of our company and feel like you can contact us with feedback and news.

To add to those sections, we've created profiles for our business and sports reporters. These teams write for the business and sports sections of the newspaper and for Check out their mugs and get in touch if you've got a story they might be interested in. Don't worry, they're a lot more friendly-faced than this bunch to the right - our Literary Staff of 1907.

What do you think of our new profiles? How else would you like to access us? Leave a comment below, or Tweet, or email us.

Meet our news reporters

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