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Gerrit Gray Doppenberg

Kia Ora - I'm Gerrit Doppenberg. 

I have a desire to tell stories. Story-telling and writing are passions of mine - and I find that journalism is a craft that has allowed me to develop my writing and my ability to convey information. 

There's few things better than finding a nice cut of audio or a grab that creates a high quality piece of journalism. I have a keen eye for this, and a fast turnaround for story creation. 

In my spare time, I'm a professional comedian in Christchurch, performing regularly. This year, I was even asked to perform in the International Comedy Festival - Mc'ing for another comedian at her debut show. 

I also enjoy weightlifting and mixed martial arts - the largest growing sport in the world. 

I think my unique set of skills in communication and my quick turnaround would be a great investment for any newsroom. 

FRINGE: Venture

Jon Heslop has seen the highs and lows of running a business - how did a 28 year old from Leeston become a New Zealand success story?

FRINGE: Recovery

Joanna Prendergast had her life turned around by a shock diagnosis, but she's using her experience to help others on their health journeys.

FRINGE: Odyssey

In the search of martial art greatness, Gregory Watson ended up in the slums of Brazil, trying to carve out his place in the world.

FRINGE: Resurrection

From a life of crime and little hope, to helping others turn their lives around - the story of Christchurch man Jacob Skilling.

Morning Rave

At HIDE people flocked early in the morning to start their day off with a boogie. Gerrit Doppenberg investigates

Silent Disco

Normally the Terrace in Christchurch would be pumping with loud bass in music - but Original Sin has found a solution for noise.

Metronews 4/6/21

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Metronews 2/6/21

This episode of Metronews is brought to you by the students of the NewZealand broadcasting school

Metronews 31/05/21

This episode of Metronews is brought to you by the students of the NewZealand broadcasting school