The team at the Nelson Weekly and the Nelson App has expanded with the addition of two new dedicated reporters covering news and sport in the region.
Jonty Dine comes to the team from the Waitomo News and the Hawke’s Bay Today where he has worked as a general news reporter for the last few years.
At the Nelson Weekly and Nelson App he will cover general news as well as sport, which is where his real passion lies.
Jonty says it was hard to turn down the chance to work in a place like Nelson but also in sport, which are rare opportunities in New Zealand journalism.
Sara Hollyman is a new reporter who was looking for a change of career and editor Charles Anderson was so impressed by her gumption and drive that he decided to give her a shot.
“She hasn’t disappointed and has shown a real naturally ability for journalism, so it will be exciting to see her skills develop.”
Owner Andrew Board says the new reporters are to help with growth in the company.
“Over the last year the Nelson Weekly has really hit its straps, both from a news point-of-view and with its advertising revenue. We’ve also launched the Nelson App, which has been downloaded by more than 15,000 people, and earlier this month we launched the Marlborough App.
“It’s been an incredibly busy but satisfying period and Jonty and Sara join us at an exciting time and will be a part of a driven editorial team.”