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Katie Oliver

My journalistic approach is guided by one thing: people. I've always been fascinated by them. This curiosity certainly kept my parents busy growing up - but it’s a quality that ultimately led me to where I am today. A second-year journalist on the verge of entering an ever-changing industry. 

There is so much we can learn from truly listening to people. It forces us to consider different ideas and provides perspective. That’s why the job of a journalist is so critical today. The current media landscape means people are very rarely exposed to opinions other than their own. This is what drives my passion for this industry. 

To thrive as a journalist, it's important to explore a range of stories. You'll see my work reflects this. From speaking to the Grand Ukrainian Ballet to politicians and climate activists. I have an insatiable sense of curiosity and intend to carry this with me throughout my career. 

These past two years I have learnt to get comfortable with the uncomfortable and grow from my mistakes. I've discovered journalism requires empathy, honesty, fairness and a good dollop of curiosity. Qualities I know I would bring to any newsroom. 

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Ep. 5 - Armed Attacks

** Disclaimer, this episode discusses armed attacks and gun violence. We speak to people, experts and reporters on armed attacks.

The Rundown: Ep 4

"How are ya?", it's a common Kiwi phrase. But how often do we actually mean it? Join us this week, as we talk about mental health.

The Rundown: Ep 3

Justice is a fact of life. No matter who you are, you will encounter Aotearoa’s justice system. But, not everyone’s experience is the same.

The Rundown: Ep 2

Climate change. It’s a big topic and can be pretty overwhelming. We’re right here with ya, so take a breath, sit down and learn with us!

The Rundown: Ep. 1

Welcome to The Rundown! Join us as we dabble, debate and discuss the election with students, journalists and experts!