“I love the challenge of an uphill climb on my mountain bike, and taking that moment at the top to breathe in my accomplishment, but it’s the race down that really counts.”

Lisa Gold

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Lisa has a decade of experience in the media industry spending the majority of her career as a qualified journalist in Australia.

She started her journalism career on the airwaves in Central and North Queensland, producing and broadcasting the hourly news to an audience of more than 280,000 people for Southern Cross Austereo.

Lisa later ventured into print journalism and spent several years writing breaking news stories, feature articles, and business articles. Her time at a daily paper saw her advance quickly to the position of Acting-Chief-of-Staff leading a team of more than 10 journalists. She has also worked as a court reporter, an editor in the business, music and fashion areas; and has an in-depth knowledge of digital media landscape, having worked as a digital editor with an audience of more than 70,000 readers online.

Lisa has developed quite the knack for turning content – ranging anywhere from IT, to the property market, to politics – into an easy read for her audience.

A passion for public relations led Lisa to undertake a Post-Graduate Diploma in PR, and she secured a communications role within the Queensland Government’s Main Roads and Transport Department. This allowed her to further develop skills in strategic communication, planning and stakeholder relations.

Lisa moved to Christchurch in 2017 and took a position with the Australian Associated Press as their South Island correspondent, covering national news. Her writing has featured on NZ Herald, Newshub and Stuff, among several other New Zealand media outlets.

Lisa is a keen traveller having spent two years working in London during her career. Canadian-born, she was raised in Australia before jumping the ditch to New Zealand with her husband. In her downtime she can be found mountain biking in the Port Hills, surfing at Sumner or chasing adventure throughout the South Island.

Qualifications & Achievements

  • Bachelor of Journalism, James Cook University, 2007
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Relations, Deakin University, 2015