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 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.
Laura joined us in 2022, and is originally from Yorkshire, England. She will be your main point of contact for any Messenger related queries. Laura enjoys being out boating on the lake in summer and sitting by the fire with a book in winter. In her spare time (which there isn’t much of with a small child in the mix) she enjoys creating art, particularly portraits. Laura is currently on maternity leave, but don’t fret, Katie will be taking great care of you while she is away.
Andrew is your friendly, helpful Graphic Design man. He also comes from the UK originally, but even though his accent might confuse you, don’t call him English (he is Scottish). He has lived in Wanaka for since 2005 and has nearly got his ‘local’ certificate. When not making The Messenger and all the ads therein beautiful, he will be playing, watching, listening to, or thinking about football (YNWA).
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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