I'm an award-winning journalist, and photographer, with over 25 years’ editorial and commercial experience. I started writing for the Portsmouth News evening paper and, when I moved to Trinidad, for the Trinidad Express. I have a particular interest in the environment and travel and tourism. My journalism awards were won for environmental & tourism newspaper journalism, particularly in relation to how environmental issues impacted on the Caribbean tourism product. In Trinidad I produced a campaigning environmental and natural history magazine called Samaan.
Since coming to New Zealand I've written and photographed stories for the New Zealand Herald and AA Directions magazine, online magazines, and done commercial copywriting for brochures, leaflets and web copy. I've produced high quality, coffee table photography books on golf courses. My blog, scribblesnz, includes travel writing and photography as well as recipes and musing on travels throughout New Zealand.
2005 Winner: Caribbean Hotel Association/American Express Media Award 2005 Winner: Hilton Hotels Media Excellence Award 2004 Winner, Electronic Category & Finalist: Caribbean Hotel Association/American Express Media Awards 2002 Winner: Trinidad and Tobago Environmental Management Authority’s “Green Leaf” Award 2001: 1st Runner-up: Sandals’ Caribbean Eco-Journalism Awards
Here is a link to examples of writing and photography produced by Mark Meredith
10 Years A Kiwi – Interactive Photo Guides To Enjoying New Zealand, was published in 2016.
10 Years a Kiwi, the first in a series of visually stunning interactive travel guides to New Zealand was launched on Apple’s iBooks Store. Designed to help tourists and encourage Kiwis to get out and explore the glory of New Zealand, 10 Years A Kiwi Photo Guides to Enjoying New Zealand first edition explores the Auckland Region in depth. The aim is to inspire the prospective traveller to visit the areas depicted through extensive use of photography and interactive features. The old cliché of a picture being worth a thousand words was never truer than in the ebook format. Good photos viewed on a retina screen, iPad, tablet or phablet really pop and showcase a destination in a way which words cannot. Lavishly illustrated with beautiful photo galleries, packed with maps, brochures, PDFs and links to websites, this guide to the Auckland Region is written from the perspective of a New Zealand family’s experience exploring and enjoying the country they now call home. This guide shows you how you can, too, whether you are a Kiwi, new immigrant or a visitor. Each area of the Auckland region is described to include what there is to do, why you should go, where to go, and how to get there. Explore Auckland’s magnificent regional parks, its beaches and walking tracks, the Hauraki Gulf Islands, the volcanoes, the city itself and its suburbs, its rural attractions of wineries, country towns, scenic splendour and perfect places to picnic. 10 Years A Kiwi is viewable on an iPhone, iPad, iPod or any Macintosh device and is meant to be used on the move, or to plan your day before setting out. (A version of this ebook which can be used on other platforms is being designed and will be made available through Amazon and other ebook retailers.) Inside this book you’ll find: In-depth, captioned photo galleries detailing the locations described Offline maps PDFs and brochures Google maps to help you find your way Links to websites for further information on eating out, accommodation, transport, entertainment, tourist attractions, tourist operators, and articles of interest to the New Zealand traveller Tips from a family who have already done it Recommendations and honest appraisals Best viewed on an iPad or tablet or computer in LANDSCAPE orientation Tap to enlarge and expand photo galleries Downloaded maps and PDFs save on data usage Embedded links to websites for recommendations, further information, and bookings Add notes to any page Easily navigate through ebook by swiping, or jumping to pages.
Photographed, written and researched by Mark Meredith, 10 years a Kiwi.