“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, most of that spent working 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. While working at a daily paper she advanced quickly to the position of Acting Chief of Staff leading a team of more than 10 journalists. She’s also worked as a court reporter, an editor in the business, music and fashion areas; and has in-depth knowledge of the digital media landscape, after working as a digital editor with an audience of more than 70,000 readers online.

Lisa is skilled at turning any sort of content into an easy read for her audience.

After completing a Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Relations, Lisa accepted a communications role within the Queensland Government’s Main Roads and Transport Department, where she developed skills in strategic communication, planning and stakeholder relations.

Lisa moved to Christchurch in 2017 and covered national news as South Island correspondent for the Australian Associated Press. Her writing has featured in NZ Herald, Newshub and Stuff and several other New Zealand media outlets.

Lisa is a keen traveller. Canadian-born, she was raised in Australia and spent two years working in London before crossing the ditch to New Zealand with her husband.

In her downtime she mountain bikes in the Port Hills, surfs at Sumner and chases adventure throughout the South Island – increasingly with daughter Addie in tow.

Lisa’s Qualifications & Achievements

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