Paul needs little introduction. He has been a Wanaka local since 1976 and became the proud owner of The Messenger in 2004 (on April fool’s day). He occupies an office but we are not sure what he actually does. Most likely dreaming up a new business venture or the next trout fishing trip.
Informing and supporting the community since 1978.
There’s no wonder that we have a bit of history.
From humble beginnings…
David and Shirley Jaquiery, the owners of Wanaka Cameracraft, introduced the Upper Clutha Messenger in the days before Wanaka had any means of direct communication. It started as a single page Community Diary in 1978.
Vicky started working with the Messenger in 2015. She is our Office Manager and keeps us all in line… well tries to. When she is not proofing the Messenger, sorting our accounts, or organising the next issue of The Wanaka Info Guide, you will likely find her skiing, fishing, or on the netball court.
Niamh has joined us all the way from Ireland, Niamh travelled to NZ for a 6 month trip – in 2018 and is still here (a story we have all heard before). She has been working with The Messenger since 2019 and is your first point of contact for any Messenger related queries. Niamh is a keen mountain biker and hopes one day to own a Hungarian Vizsla dog.
Rachael is our resident Aussie and the creative behind The Messenger. When she isn’t doing design, she is running, and when she isn’t running she is either talking about running, or working out where to run. Rachael was drawn to Wanaka for the mountains. I don’t know if we mentioned, she loves to run the mountain trails. She really likes running!
Introducing Daisy (The Messenger mascot). Daisy can be found by Paul’s side when she decides to come into the office. She likes pats and walks.
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