Bud­ding jour­nal­ist

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

I’d like to congratulate Ashe Tuteru on step­ping up to be stu­dent edi­tor of Bishop Viard Col­lege’s mag­a­zine (June 9).

What a great story of a tal­ented teen who is ready to make her mark on the world.

In 1986 I was the edi­tor of the Viard Col­lege year­book.

We were, in those days, pro­duc­ing a year­book with a team of typ­ists.

If there was a spell­ing er­ror we would have to re­type the page! (OK, now I feel very old.) Ashe, if jour­nal­ism feels right for you (writ­ing can and will be a real pas­sion which stays with you through­out your life), then go for it!

To this day I re­gret not fol­low­ing my heart into jour­nal­ism.

In 1986 a well-mean­ing ca­reers ad­viser ‘‘ad­vised’’ me that there was more po­ten­tial in the world of busi­ness (ahem, not if your heart and your head is else­where). All the best to you Ashe. You have a bright fu­ture ahead of you.

New Zealand needs more in the way of qual­ity writ­ers and jour­nal­ists.

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