New Times’ reporter: ex-student Laura Brookes

The Times’ newsroom is undergoing a little change...

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Laura Brookes started at the Times in November 2016. She graduated from AUT University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Communication Studies majoring in journalism and completed an internship with Elim Leadership College in 2016 with a focus on team leadership and dynamics.


Laura is passionate about ground roots journalism and telling the stories of locals. She’s interested in what the people who make up the community believe needs to be celebrated, changed or considered. 


The 23-year-old attended Botany Downs Secondary College for the last year of her high school education and has spent a lot of time in and around east Auckland, claiming she knows the east better than the south where she grew up. She hopes to one day make it big as full-time meme reporter, but for now, you’ll find her covering arts and theatre at the Times, happily dipping her feet in a bit of everything else – politics, transport, crime and general news stories.

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