User:Nzgabriel

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"You're doing some great work and I'd bet you have a bright future - keep writing."

"The other key ingredient for a journalist is tenacity and motivation. You showed both of these qualities... I hope you continue working away at your chosen career."

"It looks to me like your writing is pretty concise and clear... and you're certainly not sloppy or wishy-washy." "[The] obvious thing would be to keep working in online journalism...."

"The experience you are gaining with Wiki and other outlets will continue to weigh heavily in your favor." "I'm impressed with what you've accomplished already."


Four journalists talking to Gabriel Pollard.

"I think the rest of the photos are great. Well done - keep up the good work."


A photographer talking to Gabriel Pollard.


Me, Myself, Nzgabriel, Gabriel Pollard and I[edit]

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My name is Gabriel Pollard and I live in New Zealand. I am a 17-year-old male and I add content to Wikipedia (My Wikipedia talk page) and Wikinews which interests me. I am the reason for the controversy surrounding Wikinews and the amount of New Zealand articles. The articles I do write can mostly be found on the Wikinews New Zealand portal so keep a eye out for them. And please remember that when you are awake, I am asleep cause you are behind in the times ;).

On the September 23, 2007 edition of Sunday - a magazine found in the Sunday Star Times - I was featured among five others. This article was regarding what I did in the holidays; I talked about Wikinews, Wikipedia, photography, etc.

I now blog at Gabriel Pollard's blog about the Internet and various things about it.

It is possible to find me on the Wikinews IRC channel under the name Nzgabriel.

Adminship[edit]

As of 31 August, 2006 I am an administrator. I also survived a self-request for reconfirmation ending on June 19.

Accreditation[edit]

I have been approved. Check it out here: Gabriel Pollard credential verification

Accredited reporter

Reporter: Gabriel Pollard (Nzgabriel)
Location: New Zealand
Email: Email via Wikinews |
Tel/Voicemail: +64276875527
Other contact methods: Leave a comment on my talk page

Disclaimer: "Accredited Wikinews reporters do not represent the Wikimedia Foundation, but are trusted contributors whom the Wikinews community has certified for the purposes of gathering information related to Wikinews articles."

Arbitrator[edit]

On August 1 (UTC) I was elected to the arbitration committee with my membership set to expire July 31, 2008.

Articles[edit]

Most of the articles I create can be found here Portal:New Zealand

If you wish to view a full list of all the articles I have ever written on Wikinews then please go to my article list.

Click here for a Portuguese Wikinews article translated by me.

I won Messy's Wikinews contest, prize money of $100 thanks to the generosity of Messedrocker and IlyaHaykinson, an Orkut invite courtesy of Terinjokes and a Gmail invite for my friend from Bawolff.

Print edition[edit]

The New Zealand Print Edition is a weekly PDF file of the weeks news on the NZ Portal.

Hobbies[edit]

My hobbies include photography (my photography website is here), computers, internet, news, videography and photo/video editing.

Awards[edit]

I present to you the wikinews trophy for your continued efforts to make wikinews a better place. You have proven yourself a dedicated contributor, and Wikinews is better for your efforts. Bawolff 23:39, 16 June 2007 (UTC).
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I, Thunderhead, herby award a WikiStar to Nzgabriel. Nzgabriel recieved this award on September 23, 2006


Exclusive interviews[edit]

I apologise if I have forgotten anyone from this list.

Nice list[edit]


Naughty list[edit]

Unless otherwise stated, the following did not respond at all to e-mail requests.

  • Toll Rail
  • TradeMe - Sam Morgan denied the request to be interviewed, their PR guy was very nice and professional, however
  • Microsoft New Zealand
  • Xtra/Telecom New Zealand
  • Ihug
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF)
  • Papanui High School - via phone
  • Helen Clark
  • Trevor Mallard - refused to comment following his press conference
  • Damien O'Conner (the secretary informed me that the press secretary had been forwarded the request, never got a reply)
  • Keith Norris - despite multiple requests (New Zealand's anti-spam legislation kicks in – exclusive report)
  • David-Benson Pope
  • Harry Duynhoven

Latest New Zealand news[edit]


Just remember: "Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research." - Wilson Mizner (1876-1933)


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