Top shooters are from Palmy

  • Media
  • September 2, 2009
  • Frances Chan
Top shooters are from Palmy

paul gummerPaul Gummer

Winner of Photographer of the Year at the 2009 EPSON/NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards is Paul Gummer, last year’s Creative Photographer winner. Gummer, who also won the landscape category, is a lecturer at the Universal College of Learning (UCOL).

UCOL, with campuses in Palmerston North, Wanganui and Masterton, did bloody well out of the event. Nearly half of the photographs awarded gold medals at the awards were by past and present UCOL students and staff. Student of the Year was Kevin Bone, who chucked in an engineering career to study photography at UCOL. Last year’s student winner, UCOL graduate Bradley Boniface, was named this year’s Creative Photographer. Tertiary Institute of the Year? You guessed it.

Photographer of the Year finalists Shelley Amerio-Higgins and Gerald Wilson are also from Palmerston North. Of the 12 major awards available, eight went to people from the central North Island.

The key to Gummer’s skill? “I believe an award-winning image is mysterious in that it is up to the viewer’s imagination to complete the story.”

Full winner’s list and gallery can be seen here.

GondolasVenice gondolas by Paul Gummer

Glastonbury Abbey by Paul GummerGlastonbury Abbey by Paul Gummer

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Kiwi entrepreneur looks to shake up the recruitment market with video CVs

  • Tech
  • September 27, 2016
  • Erin McKenzie
Kiwi entrepreneur looks to shake up the recruitment market with video CVs

Earlier this month, a young Auckland professional made headlines for using Facebook to try and land his dream job. Edward McKnight used ads on the social media site to target ASB staff as a way of applying for the role of youth and innovation sponsorship manager at the bank. And while McKnight has yet to be offered a job at ASB, it’s a sign that the traditional recruitment process of sending in a CV and crossing your fingers may be in for a shake-up. Hoping to do just that is the new recruitment platform PreviewMe. Set to have its beta version go live early next month, the website hopes to reduce the pain points of both candidates and employers by introducing video to the recruitment process.

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