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Catherine Knowles
Contributor
Currently working as a freelance writer and content creator, Catherine has a keen interest in all areas of technology and storytelling in our digital age. Having worked with a number of businesses and people across media, education, publishing and communications, Catherine has a definite respect for common sense, great content and turning ideas into reality.

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Cordelia Rollo
Partnership Manager
Cordelia was born in West Auckland, grew up in South Auckland, and currently lives in Central Auckland. She loves engaging with interesting projects and her previous roles range from coaching water polo to working as a labourer for the road crew on Waiheke Island. In her spare time, she is always talking to someone, whether a long-time friend or someone she just met five minutes ago. She loves visiting places and people throughout New Zealand.

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Damian Seeto
Gaming Contributor
A freelance writer born and bred in Auckland, Damian has been contributing for Techday since 2009 and is always available whenever a video game needs to be reviewed. Aside from being a big gamer, he is also one of New Zealand's biggest professional wrestling fans. Damian likes Star Wars, comic book movies and Metallica.

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Darren Price
Consumer & Gaming Writer - Australia
Darren 'VicBStard' Price has been playing video-games for nearly 40 years and writing about them for the last ten. Darren hates sport, but loves sports video games - which he puts down to a mixture of being annoyingly contrary and extremely lazy. While he is completely tone deaf, he considers Rock Band and Guitar Hero to be his guilty pleasures. A geek from way back, Darren builds his own computers, collects comic books, owns several lightsabers and is a sucker for video-gaming merchandise. Since 2012 he has lived in Sydney where he writes reviews and reports back on the local gaming scene.

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Diana Creighton
Accounts
Diana was born in the UK and found her way to Australia and New Zealand. She's always travelling somewhere exciting and is away most of the New Zealand winter but always able to work online. When she’s not travelling, she is passionate about fitness and taking classes in yoga, body balance and pump at her local gym. Diana has a keen interest in eating and cooking and specialises in Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine. Diana had a career telemarketing music and housewares in Australia and then opening offices in New Zealand.

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Greig Strafford
Reviewer
Greig started life as a bobby on the beat in London, yet couldn't keep the anarchist geek locked away, ending with him being incarcerated in a lengthy stint as a technology innovator and implementer for the Police. Once he moved to New Zealand, Greig started working his way into the Auckland technology industry. A lover of shiny things, he can usually be found installing some new piece of tech into his house, car, or brain. Greig loves spreading the word of innovation (and guides of how to break terms and conditions). As a resident of Waiheke, he's a lover of live music, getting his hands dirty, and fine wine and whiskey.

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Jacques-Pierre (JP) Dumas
Reviewer
With a background in media, JP is the definition of a tech nerd. After a stint as a journo, he's moved on to marketing but in his spare time, he still loves deep-diving into the best of tech, games, and films. You can chat to JP about anything from the latest console releases to supercomputer teraFLOPs and he'll be sure to have an opinion.

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Lama Farhat
Head of Account Management
Lama was born and raised in Lebanon. They studied dental technology for two years and worked at an animal shelter for two years. They moved to New Zealand in 2016 looking for opportunities to expand their knowledge and expertise. Lama is passionate about food, art, music, fluffy animals and new tech. In their free time, they enjoy playing video games and reading comic books.

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Mitchell Hageman
News Editor
Mitchell has a passion for people and communication. With experience in film, journalism and sales, he brings a vibrant sense of wonder and personality to his work, with clear attention to detail and a strong personal focus. When not writing, Mitchell can be found singing in his choir or spending his nights on the football pitch.

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Neelam Cheema
Head of Operations
Neelam was born and raised in India. She has worked in Retail Industry for over a decade. Her last stint was for a telecom operator, Bharti Airtel in India. After which she has moved to Auckland and has completed her Business administration Degree from AIS. Neelam loves talking and has a contagious smile. You will always have a good laugh when you are around her! She likes to explore nature's Scenic beauty & trying different delicacies!

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Owen McCarthy
Reviewer
Owen McCarthy has had a long love affair with all things technical since the dawn of the computer age. He vividly remembers when he first heard the Enterprise computer say, “Affirmative,” in the 1960’s. By the mid-1980’s Owen was learning how to code using C and he was coding in HTML by the turn of the century. After a teaching career as an ICT specialist, Owen has been pestering editors for new technology to review on an annoyingly regular basis. In his spare time, he likes British Triumph motorcycles, downloading new Linux distros and chatting to Siri. He lists his chief loves as his wife, new technology and visiting the TechDay offices.

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Ryan Morris-Reade
Contributor
Ryan is a freelance writer, web developer, carpenter and tech enthusiast. Based near Auckland, New Zealand, he loves to read and write, cook and eat, build PCs and furniture, play the ukulele and is a keen outdoor enthusiast. When not on a laptop or in the workshop he’s probably exploring New Zealand backcountry with his dog.

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Sara Barker
Copywriter and Senior News Editor
Sara lives in a world of words and stories. For more than six years she has been delving deep into the rich world of tech news, content creation, journalism and reviews for Techday. She brings an academic background in information systems, marketing, radio, and journalism to her role. She enjoys casual gaming, cats, and reading.

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Sean Mitchell
Publisher
Having started his career at Renaissance in Auckland, Sean joined Apple in Melbourne for a number of years before working in the media space. This started with Review Publishing and later the tech publisher IDG Communications in Auckland. In 2006 he was involved in the launch of The Channel magazine. As they say – the rest is history.

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Shannon Williams
Contributor
Shannon is a freelance editor and writer. As a professional content creator over the last ten years, Shannon has worked across many industries including tech, business and travel, in a variety of mediums including media, publishing, communications and social media. She has a knack for finding the right voice for her audience and relishes the opportunity to tell stories.

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Tom Richmond
Reviewer
Originally from the Isle of Man, Tom has been living in New Zealand for two years and has been contributing for Techday for most of that time. He loves sport, tech and cars. In his spare time, you’ll either find him on the golf course, playing football or test-driving a new car.