Lakes Weekly team values and culture
We seek to be the best client focused media business solution provider in Queenstown.
We are learning from the past to create our future.
How we treat each other reflects how we treat our clients and our audiences. We treat each other with respect and integrity.
We take pride in being honest, professional and transparent.
We have confidence in ourselves, and in the quality of the products we deliver.
We get things done and don’t avoid the hard stuff.
We are a quirky team and love to have fun.
Meet the people behind Lakes Weekly
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.Email David Gibbs
Graphic Design is my passion, and I have 10+ years of experience in the media landscape. I came to QMG in 2020 bringing that experience and a unique view to the bulletin. I work primarily in producing our job advertising product but also support our content, layout creation as well as our special editions.
In the past, I've worked in design agencies and print companies, which gave me an overall understanding of the processes involved in the creation of the Lakes Weekly Bulletin.
I came to New Zealand in 2018 and have fallen in love with this country, which I now call home.Email Ana Salvi
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.Email Cat Mercer
I’m the numbers guru for the group, or in corporate speak, the finance department.
I’ve been with the company for over 13 years now. My role, apart from all things finance, involves helping all our wonderful clients with account queries, and all the tasks required to ensure everyone gets paid on time, and of course, we do too
Email Kendalle McLeod
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!Email Kylee Evans
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.Email Paul Taylor
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.Email Patricia Becker