Russell Fredric

Copywriter, Photographer, Writer

Experienced freelance journalist, news reporter, photographer, feature, business, rural and adfeature writer. I have a knack for distilling information and human interest stories into concise, well structured and engaging copy.

I specialise in business profiles, agriculture, horticulture, environmental, construction, fly fishing, manufacturing and hospitality.

After working as a newspaper reporter in southern New Zealand for three years, I'm now writing on a freelance basis for Waterford Press, ( New Zealand, covering a diverse range of subjects.

When I'm not at the keyboard, I might be found fly-fishing, surfing Facebook or Youtube, roasting or drinking coffee or adding to my portfolio of tens of thousands of photos of the people and places of New Zealand, Australia and Africa.

Content Types
Article, Commercial, Website Copy, General Photo, Candid Photography, News Photography, Interview
More Information
Southern Institute of Technology, Invercargill, National Diploma in Journalism, Level 5
Southern Institure of Technology, Invercargill, National Certificate in Journalism Level 3
Upper Hutt, New Zealand|English

Published Content

Judged Environmentally Sound

A Waikato dairy farming couple's efforts in environmental protection and sustainability has garnered multiple awards.

November, 11 2018
New Student Village's Innovative Construction

Otago Polytechnic's new $22 million student accomodation facility, Te Pa Tauira, is New Zealand's largest timber-structured building. (Additional advertising copy in this four page feature written by Russell Fredric)

November, 30 2018
Ad/Promotional Copy
Scout Shop survivor holding its own
December, 2 2018
Answers sought in research

Dairy hub aims to protect the viability of dairy farms and to sustainably improve their performance in the context of climate, soil types and environmental challenges.

July, 30 2018
Bovis outbreak a ‘huge wake-up call’

Northern Southland farmer & Southland district councillor John douglas is stirred but not shaken by M.bovis outbreak.

May, 7 2018
Dairy boss champions birds, bees

Native bird numbers increase exponentially on the farm of Federated Farmers national dairy chairman following an intensive planting programme.

February, 1 2018
Spanish-NZ blend goes down a treat

Tapas restaurant owners 'big risk' delighting palates and paying dividends on Trip Advisor.

September, 15 2017
RSA Review December 2016

One hundred year-old World War II veteran recalls his role in the war's North African campaigns.

December, 11 2016
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Business South - DCD passive homes

Business profile of builder of passive/thermally efficient houses, and their benefits.

September, 30 2017
Press Release
Gold mine officially opened

Gold mining operation an example of the balance between entrepreneurialism, creating jobs and managing the environment within the Resource Management Act.

November, 20 2013
Electrical fault blamed for fire
April, 16 2014
Press Release
High regard for new oat cultivar

Development and release of new oat cultivar 'good for the oat industry' in Southland.

October, 25 2013
Press Release
Sleepover shifts ratified by workers

Union members' long fight for night shift pay rate increase bears fruit.

September, 8 2011
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