Meriana Johnsen

News Writer

Location icon New Zealand

I am a post-graduate journalism student at Massey University, freelancing for national and local Wellington publications.

Silver for NZ comedy web series at Washington festival

A group of Kiwi actors are creating comedy to reflect New Zealanders' unique sense of humour, which is striking a chord with an audience halfway across the world. The Watercooler Show, a web series based on stories shared by the audience, won a silver award at the Washington DC Web & Digital Media Festival, held at the beginning of April.

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Men's group bumped off the green - Te Karearea

A men's group has laid a complaint with the Human Rights Commission after the Miramar Golf club cancelled its venue booking for a men's rights conference. Masculinist Evolution New Zealand (MENZ) was forced to change the location of its annual conference after the golf club said it was "not comfortable" hosting the event.

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New classroom for Worser Bay sailing programme - Te Karearea

Worser Bay Boating Club raised $45,000 at its recent carnival and auction to fund a new classroom for teaching young people to sail. The club's first carnival,held mid-March, saw hundreds turn out to participate in boat races, face painting, digging competitions and a charity auction, to surpass the original fundraising goal of $10,000.