Mereana gives reporting a go
Hi, I’m Mereana Austin.
I am in year 13 at Matamata College.
I am involved with the Gateway programme Matamata College offers and that is how I am gaining work experience at the Matamata Chronicle.
Gateway is an extra curriculum subject the school offers to years 11,12 and 13 students to gain first-hand experience in a possible career the student may be interested in.
I am interested in becoming a journalist because I have a passion for writing and believe it would be exciting to get a story across.
By the end of the year I would like to be able to write good stories and to know if I am going to pursue a journalism career.
I would like to thank the friendly Matamata Chronicle staff, especially Katrina and Laura, for giving me this opportunity and guidance.