Field notes

The Asia New Zealand Foundation provides grants and internships to help journalists undertake assignments and work placements throughout Asia. The goal of these programmes is to improve the quality and quantity of Asian news coverage in the New Zealand media.

Read some of the stories from our grant recipients and interns.

Andrea Vance in Yangon, Myanmar

New Zealand reporter of the year Andrea Vance chats about her experiences in Asia and picks future issues

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Cheap solar lighting from Pollinate Energy means that poorer children can now study at home

Vomle Springford's stint in India was all about covering topical stories through the eyes of the locals   

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Boris Jancic in Shanghai

Journalist Boris Jancic got the chance to compare the business reporting environments in NZ and China while on a Shanghai Daily internship

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The Jakarta Globe newsroom during the announcement by PDI-P leader that Joko Widodo had won the 2014 presidential election

Auckland journalist Harry Pearl's two-month internship at the Jakarta Globe coincided with Indonesia's presidential elections

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Aimee Gulliver in front of a wall of messages for passengers on flight MH370

The nature of Aimee Gulliver’s internship at news website Malaysiakini changed drastically when Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared

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Football fans at the Arsenal Supporters Fan Club in Jakarta

Tony Ng's time at the Jakarta Globe allowed him a wider view of the country and its people

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Mava Moayyed, back left, with CNBC staff

Journalism graduate Mava Moayyed takes us behind the scenes of a live business news show at CNBC Asia in Singapore

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Salvador Suarez

Journalist Karen Abplanalp discovered diverse stories in Indonesia - from military domination in West Papua to the telco industry

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Kessenuma temporary housing

Journalist Simon Day investigates the aftermath of the 2011 tsunami in the communities of Tōhoku, Japan

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Alex Spiers in China

Journalist Alexander Spiers looks at the changing face of China’s domestic dairy industry as the government consolidates the sector

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Jakarta a city of contrasts

Journalist Kate Davidson covered asylum seekers, political corruption and New Zealand-Indonesia relations as a Jakarta Globe intern

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Jakarta courtroom

Intern Fiona Thomas found newsgathering and daily life in Jakarta a chaotic, confusing, but ultimately rewarding experience      

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