|"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."
Four journalists talking to Gabriel Pollard.
A photographer talking to Gabriel Pollard.
Me, Myself, Nzgabriel, Gabriel Pollard and I
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.
As of 31 August, 2006 I am an administrator. I also survived a self-request for reconfirmation ending on June 19.
I have been approved. Check it out here: Gabriel Pollard credential verification
Reporter: Gabriel Pollard (Nzgabriel)
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."
On August 1 (UTC) I was elected to the arbitration committee with my membership set to expire July 31, 2008.
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.
The New Zealand Print Edition is a weekly PDF file of the weeks news on the NZ Portal.
My hobbies include photography (my photography website is here), computers, internet, news, videography and photo/video editing.
This award is presented to new reporters who have started 10 or fewer news articles.
This award is presented to Wikinews reporters upon their 11th published news article.
This award is presented to Wikinews reporters upon their 50th published news article.
|I, Thunderhead, herby award a WikiStar to Nzgabriel. Nzgabriel recieved this award on September 23, 2006|
I apologise if I have forgotten anyone from this list.
- Sarah Gavin/Bebo (Exclusive look at Bebo)
- Candace Bagnall/Ministry of Health (Getting the exclusive lowdown on The Lowdown
- Clayton Cosgrove (reports not yet published)
- John Boscawen (Protesters march for free speech in New Zealand)
- Nicky Wagner (Protesters march for free speech in New Zealand)
- Victoria Sinclair/Naked News (Naked News presents a new style of news)
- Craig Milmine (Liberterianz discusses a free state with Wikinews)
- Bernard Darnton (Liberterianz discusses a free state with Wikinews)
- Cam Slater/Free Speech Coalition (Trust formed to protect New Zealand's free speech)
- Joe Stewart (New Zealand's anti-spam legislation kicks in – exclusive report)
- John Ballinger (Interview: cracked iPhone working in New Zealand)
- Sue Kedgley (Exclusive report on New Zealand's digital TV service)
- Dr Jonathan Coleman - via phone - (Exclusive report on New Zealand's digital TV service)
- Steve Maharey (Exclusive report on New Zealand's digital TV service)
- Noel Cox (Noel Cox talks to Wikinews about New Zealand's constitutional monarchy)
- Lewis Holden (Exclusive interview with New Zealand republican, Lewis Holden)
- John Key (Exclusive video interview with New Zealand Opposition leader, John Key and Q and A with New Zealand Prime Minister hopeful)
- David Farrar (Exclusive interview with prominent blogger, David Farrar and New Zealand's anti-spam legislation kicks in – exclusive report)
- Nick Smith (Nick Smith responds to claims he is New Zealand's worst behaved politician)
- Don Brash (executive assistant to) (Former New Zealand politician, Don Brash, officially leaves politics)
- Kordia (Kordia's annual report shows increase in profit)
- Candor Trust (Wikinews exclusive: 'speed not behind New Zealand's road toll')
- New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) (Number of breaches during New Zealand's end of year exams)
- Department of Corrections (Two prisoners fell unconscious while transported in New Zealand)
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
- 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
- 24 November 2015: Ferry MV Suilven sinks in Suva, Fiji
- 19 October 2015: Searchers find wreckage of New Zealand fishing boat 'Jubilee'
- 7 May 2015: New Zealand begins process to consider changing national flag design
- 27 April 2015: Over 10,000 attend Gallipoli dawn service for ANZAC Day centenary
- 10 March 2015: Cricket World Cup 2015: New Zealand defeats Afghanistan by six wickets in Napier
- 15 June 2014: Annual Japanese whaling campaign kills 30 minke whales
- 12 April 2014: Spain's men remain on top of FIFA global rankings for April 2014
- 4 December 2013: New Zealand study finds correlation between church attendance and adolescent obesity
Just remember: "Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research." - Wilson Mizner (1876-1933)
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