GISBORNE Herald journalist Justine Tyerman picked up a serious award on the Cathay Pacific Journey Media Awards in Auckland on Friday.
The story about tramping the Hollyford Observe with Ngai Tahu Tourism gained the New Zealand Maori Tourism Award for the Finest Journey Story a couple of Maori Tourism Expertise.
The story was described as “a beautifully-crafted piece that introduced alive the expertise in a method that will have an actual impression on reader”.
Justine was delighted to obtain the award, which included a prize of $2000.
“It was a reward for the various, many painstaking hours I put into writing my tales,” she says. “Thankfully I had a touch that I’d obtain one thing within the Maori tourism class so I requested my expensive pal Alice Te Puni to arrange a brief mihi for me to ensure I didn’t shame myself on stage.”
Justine started journey writing about 5 years in the past when she received “a bit bored” along with her work as sub-editor.
She despatched a narrative about tramping the Routeburn Observe to the New Zealand Herald on-line journey editor, who printed it the following day, made it an Editor’s Choose and requested her to ship him a narrative each two weeks. She was hooked.
Since then round 400 of Justine’s journey tales have been printed in additional than 20 media shops around the globe.
Over the previous few years, a number of of Justine’s tales have been short-listed by judges on the awards however this one hit the mark.
The total story, The Magnetism of Fiordland, will seem in The Herald’s Weekender on August 27.
Justine has labored as a journalist and sub-editor at The Gisborne Herald for almost 19 years.