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On summer holiday

Hi, I’m Juliet.

I’m a journalist based in Invercargill, part-time at present, as I’m studying towards a Masters in Science Communication at Otago University majoring in creative non-fiction writing.

I’m interested in good journalism, new media or convergence journalism, science writing, the writing process, outdoor pursuits and art.

This blog will involve me getting to grips with blogging while investigating my thesis research topic. I started out looking at water quality and the journey my water takes and now I’ve switched to looking at the changing nature of outdoor adventure pursuits and risk, examining concepts in psychology, sociology and technology. Stay tuned.

I live in an old villa in Invercargill with my husband and two children. I sometimes get out and about ski-touring, surfing, hiking and climbing, otherwise I go for a run and think of trips I’d like to do.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. June 17, 2010 8:24 am

    Your blog is a revelation to me!
    I’m ashamed to say that I’ve only just discovered your blog, however, I’m determined to read it closely as it’s looks to be just what I’ve been looking for.
    In the meantime (I’ve a daughte’s 16th birthday and a Solstice event on the Jacob’s River estuary to organise over the next 4 days) please have a look at what I’m building in the form of a blog here:

    Water issues are core to my intention to stand for Environment Southland council but I sense I can learn a lot from you. Thank you.

    • June 17, 2010 9:43 am

      Hi Robert,
      Thanks, nice to know someone (other than my Dad) is reading it. Your blog looks good -will take a closer read next week when I get the time. I’m only just getting into the research but hope to do some interesting interviews and visits in the next few months -hoping to head to the waste water treatment plant next month. And I’d be keen to come and talk to you about your views too!

      • June 18, 2010 10:54 am

        Juliet – that would be great. I am Chairman for the Riverton Estuary Care Society Inc. and have been involved closely from the start with the creation of Te Wai Karori Wetland Reserve at Riverton which borders the water treatment station for the town and we have issues with their issues! Flocculant material and water enter our reserve largely un modified and affect the quality of our waterways and the fish that swim in them. Looking for a scandal 🙂
        We have proposed that we take their flush and utilise it in a purpose built high-ground pond (we built it for the purpose years aga!) where the flocculant can settle and the water filter through reeds etc but they (SDC) have been t.a.r.d.y. in doing anything at all.

  2. July 25, 2011 9:49 pm

    Hi Jules

    Just spent the morning reading your blog. (Bets working) It’s wonderful. Keep up the good work. Look forward to catching up and hearing about your trip to Hawaii. Snow melting in Dunedin and now cold and icy.

    • July 26, 2011 6:14 am

      Hey Jeanette, thanks for reading and glad it served as a work distraction! I’m a bit sporadic doing posts but quite fun to do on holiday. Hope you listened to the interview I did with Aspo a while back. Catch up when we get back – we can exchange snow for sun stories!

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