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I started out as a COLUMNIST for the new ZEALAND herald at 16.

My writing has come a long way since then, so here are a few highlights of articles and features I'm proud of. For the full collection, head on over to the NZ Herald, Newshub and Metro/Noted websites. Or keep an eye on my FB @VerityJohnson where I regularly publish my latest pieces. 

The Great Divide - 

I went from living on the North Shore to working inside a South Auckland pawnbroker to see what life's like over the 'great divide.' 

Wild Thongs -

Metro magazine went with me behind the scenes of NZ's only male strip club as the first journalist to be allowed to do so...see what we uncovered here...

Burlesque's Flying Fox -

Did you know that Dita Von Teese's costumier - and the best burlesque costumier in the world -  lives in Miramar? So I set out to uncover her secrets for FASHION QUARTERLY Nov 2017. Available in supermarkets & bookstores now.  

Love and Loneliness in Rural NZ

I snuck into the Rural Bachelor's mansion at Field Days, NZ, to see the secret love, lust and loneliness among NZ's farming community.

The Only Reason I Voted Is Because Metiria Turei Lied To WINZ

Exactly what the title suggests. 

Madga Opus

I met the comedy legend Magda Szubanski for The Listener, and here's what I learned about Australia's funniest woman.