Hello, I'm Lucy!
Welcome to The Residents! Thanks for stopping by! I love Wellington and think it is one of the best places in the world to live - but I didn't always feel like that. All I needed to do was do a bit of digging and unearth the stories of the innovative and passionate people to totally change my perspective. The Residents makes it easier to find out about, and connect with the people & places that make up our city.
Now I live in the bay with my boyfriend, Matt, in a tiny tumbledown villa, overlooking the harbour. When I am not working as a policy advisor, I'm running around finding stories for this blog. Posts go up Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7am weekly and at random times if I do a Saturday post, but usually afternoon. If you want me to do some work for you (like freelance writing or content creation), please request a media kit by asking in the subject line, emailing email@example.com. Who knows what adventure is next?!
New Zealand Social Media Awards Finalist 2017 - Social Good
New Zealander of the Year Nominee - Young New Zealander of the Year and Local Hero of the Year - Certificate of Achievement
Winner of 2016 Wellington on a Plate Social Media Takeover
Vice Magazine (January 2017)
American Express Essentials - 24 hours in... Wellington City Guide and feature contributor (October- Present 2018)
Events & Speaking
Fantail Network - Symposium 2016 (November 2016)
Wellington Marketing Meetup - Panel Speaker - Social Media (November 2016)
Biz Dojo Collider Workshop - Social Media and Personal Branding (February 2017) + Influencing With Integrity - Collider x The Residents (Full Day) (October 2017)
Ministry of Veterans Affairs - Judge of Social Media Competition (June 2017)
Wellington On A Plate - 'Looking Good' Food Photography & Styling Event (August 2017)
LitCrawl 2017 - True Stories Told Live (Key event for literary festival speaking alongside Witi Ihimaera) (November 2017)