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Meet Ewart Barnsley


I write a weekly newspaper for all the 800 or so people who work at Waterview.

Job description: 

Public Relations Manager.

Work background: 

Former journalist, mainly television. Worked in NZ, UK, Australia and the Pacific.

Favourite part of job: 

Watching the Waterview project grow and change every day.

Least favourite part of job: 

Saying goodbye to too many people when their job at Waterview ends.

What I am working on now: 

Getting ready to open the tunnels after Christmas.

A quick story about a job well done: 

I was named TV Reporter of the Year for a lot of stories I did about a coup in Fiji.

A (humorous) story about a job that went badly and what you learned: 

It wasn’t funny at the time, but once I did a TV sports report about a big golf tournament and identified the wrong person – the winner - all the way through the story. The next day I had to apologise on air. The lesson is, don’t think you know everything because you don’t. So if you have any doubts don’t be afraid to ask for help.  


UE History and work-related qualifications.

Interests outside work: 

I support the NZ Warriors and play bridge.

Ewart Barnsley works in communications for NZTA. Image: NZTA.