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On air, first year student’s dream job

20 November, 2018

Ara New Zealand Broadcasting School (NZBS) journalism student Steven Walton may be just completing his first year of studies, however he has already scored a spot on Radio New Zealand (RNZ) as the new Christchurch correspondent for the City Seen segment on Karyn Hay’s Lately show.

The late night spot is a dream job for Steven, who reported on events, including political events, in Christchurch, on 13 November. “I’m absolutely honoured to be on Radio New Zealand – it is any young journalist’s dream,” Steven said on air.

Steven has previously appeared in the media, writing a Reader Report for Stuff on why lowering the voting age would be a disaster and a blog for JetMag about Snapchat’s location service update. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Formula 1 news website, Green Flag F1. More of Steven’s work can be seen at the NZBS news website Metronews.

After discussing upcoming events on RNZ, Steven was asked which he would choose - the South Island Beer festival, the politicians’ public meeting or Coca Cola Christmas in the Park. Steven chose the political event, perhaps indicating his future career direction. He will be back on air in four weeks’ time.

Listen to Steven on Radio New Zealand (go to 29:00)