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Miranda Cook joins the Queenstown Allied Press team.
She has been in the media industry for six years, starting out as a television journalist for Channel Seven in Australia, where she covered mostly political and court stories.
She also spent a year in London before moving to the Channel Islands, where she worked as a radio reporter.
In 2017, she moved to Auckland and started working as a senior health reporter for trade newspaper Pharmacy Today. She has also worked as a weekend radio reporter for Newstalk ZB.
Laura Smith studied communications before completing a postgraduate diploma in journalism at Massey University in Wellington last year.
The 22-year-old is originally from England and migrated to New Zealand with her family 10 years ago.
This is her first reporting role.
Abbey Palmer (23) completed a bachelor of arts degree at the University of Otago before returning to her home town, Wellington, to complete a postgraduate diploma in journalism at Massey University last year (where her classmate was Laura).
She has previously worked as a freelance journalist for various publications, including The Dominion Post and Regenerate magazine.