The DUNZ Board has two new members, elected at the AGM in July. Liz Brook, after giving up working for various newspapers, both as an editor and as a news photographer, mainly in the Wellington area, and then several stints as a stand-in editor, was the former editor of Flight.
“The chance to travel around the country and edit small country newspapers was enjoyable.
Eventually I bought a small farm in the Manawatu, and worked for some time as an editor and photographer with the local newspapers,” she says.
Liz finally took over editing Flight magazine, which she says she considered enjoyable though there were moments when she wondered where the next story and/ or photos would be coming from.
Adrienne Bushell studied modern languages at Victoria University and has worked for the Royal Society of New Zealand, Royal New Zealand Ballet and Television New Zealand.
She says she retired from her position as a director of Country Calendar to have a baby (not having Jacinda’s eagerness to return to work, nor a husband willing to stay home to look after said baby).
While at TVNZ, Adrienne made two programmes about Ducks Unlimited, the first finished with Horrie Sinclair handing his magnificent wetland into the care of DU and the second showed a certain Wairarapa farmer introducing Canada geese to the North Island.
A book followed which also featured DU.
Adrienne is an honorary life member of DU. Adrienne now works for Nikau Foundation and is President of Alliance Francaise Wellington.