Our team

Lakes Weekly team values and culture



We seek to be the best client focused media business solution provider in Queenstown.

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We are learning from the past to create our future.

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How we treat each other reflects how we treat our clients and our audiences. We treat each other with respect and integrity.

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We take pride in being honest, professional and transparent.

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We have confidence in ourselves, and in the quality of the products we deliver.

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We get things done and don’t avoid the hard stuff.

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We are a quirky team and love to have fun.

Meet the people behind Lakes Weekly


David Gibbs

General Manager

I bring a track record in media to the team at QMG coming from senior roles in outdoor and radio in NZ, the US, and Australia. I thrive on being the conductor of an experienced exceptional orchestra that is the team at QMG. I thrive

On what passion, teamwork and determination can achieve. My passion lies in ensuring that we all deliver an exceptional product to our customers, audience, and each other.

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Cat Mercer


I love media and have a long history with national organisations like Stuff and Fairfax before joining QMG back in 2009, where I’ve worked with hundreds of local and national clients.

Having long-term relationships with many iconic local Queenstown businesses provides me with an in-depth understanding of our local media landscape. Having trained as a graphic artist and have a marketing background, I’m able to use this expertise with local businesses to assist them to thrive in what is a competitive local landscape.

If I can help your business, just drop me a line using the link.  

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Kylee Evans


As a longtime local, I love helping local businesses profile their business and grow.

I am highly motivated and thrive on building productive business professional relationships.

We live in such a dynamic market and one where media is constantly changing so if I can help my clients really stand out and grow I’m happy.

I’ve got a background covering many years in advertising, marketing and print production including in London and Auckland and recently recognised as one of the countries top community marketers through the Community Newspapers awards.

If I can help your business, just drop me a line using the link. I look forward to working with you!

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Paul Taylor


Paul Taylor is an award-winning community journalist who runs the Queenstown App and writes news and features for Lakes Weekly Bulletin and Queenstown Lakes Business. 

Originally from the UK, he's lived in Queenstown for more than a decade and recently became a New Zealand citizen. 

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Patricia Becker

Graphic Designer

I’ve been LWB graphic designer for a little while now. I’ve seen the publication go from purely black and white to a weekly publication with beautiful colorful graphics and articles that Queenstown can be proud of.

I’m so pleased to have been a big part of designing how the publication looks and also helping many businesses with their advertising messaging. 

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