About

I am a freelance journalist, science writer and video producer from Aotearoa New Zealand, based back on home turf again after a decade abroad. 

I write features on science, nature, culture and food for New Zealand Geographic and other NZ magazines.  In 2018 I won two Voyager Awards (NZ's top national media prize): Feature Writer of the Year and the Science and Technology prize.

I also use multimedia - articles, videos, photos - to tell science stories online for global research and NGO clients, like UNEP-WCMC and the Center for International Forestry Research.

I have reported as a video journalist from Africa and Asia and made films about forests in the Amazon, the Congo Basin and Borneo. I trained as a broadcast journalist at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and worked as a current affairs producer at TVNZ.

Send story ideas or proposals to collaborate to: kategevans@gmail.com

 

On the Congo River in 2012

On the Congo River in 2012

Heading into the forest in the Democratic Republic of Congo for CIFOR - that's my tripod between the AK47 and the chickens.

Heading into the forest in the Democratic Republic of Congo for CIFOR - that's my tripod between the AK47 and the chickens.

Flying over Marlborough's shattered fault lines shortly after the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake.

Flying over Marlborough's shattered fault lines shortly after the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake.

2017 Canon Award for Science and Technology

2017 Canon Award for Science and Technology