Who are the Mavericks?

TEARAWAY’s band of young, creative masterminds, that’s who! Check ’em out…

PS: Are you a mega rad writer, photographer, illustrator or film-maker who wants in?

Mackenzie Steele

Mackenzie Steele

Writer & Junior Mavericks Manager

Mackenzie is Tearaway’s resident evil Aspie queen. Mwahaha! She’s dead set on becoming a geneticist, but she’s interested in other things too. Like Sims, cats, owls, Sims, books, music, Sims, Ancient Roman life, Latin, Sims…

Azaria Howell

Azaria Howell

Writer

A huge politics nerd living in Christchurch. Expect lots of new political articles on Tearaway from her! She also loves snowboarding, Beagles, and wearing clunky boots.

Jack Goldingham Newsom

Jack Goldingham Newsom

eMag Designer

He might live in Paris and might be seen philosophising at a cafe or discussing culture and the arts in an allegedly hipster hangout… Free spirit, lover of good things: mostly exploring our incredible natural environment.

Alex Saifiti

Alex Saifiti

Writer

A young professional working week days and appreciating weekends, Alex has successfully survived university to progress his way into working life. He’s still asking the questions that hopefully matter and wondering if money is really the answer to his problems.

Hazel Reid

Hazel Reid

Photographer and Writer

From tour managing boybands to working massive events and interviewing international talent, Hazel is in love with the craziness that is the entertainment industry.

Shakira Cowles

Shakira Cowles

Illustrator

A 17 year old girl from Christchurch who’s passion is illustration, design and shopping.

Fiona Glennie

Photographer

My camera comes everywhere with me. I spend most of my time exploring the great outdoors, by foot, raft or mountain bike but always with a camera in hand…

Hayley Smith

Hayley Smith

Photographer and Filmmaker

Blogger, pun and Marmite lover. Master of Snapchat. Losing followers daily.

Justin Hu

Justin Hu

Writer

A highly unsocial creature from Auckland that spends his free time looking at public transport planning documents and spamming OIA requests. Will most likely be found fighting the war against the Gmail Smart Reply AI while listening to Tiny Ruins.

Serena Low

Serena Low

Writer

International Business and Public Relations major who dreams of becoming a polyglot, loves making raw vegan durian cheesecakes and is an expert in staying up past her bedtime.

Joanna Li

Joanna Li

Writer

Queer woman of colour and first generation Chinese New Zealander studying Law at Victoria University of Wellington. Loves her friends and tearing down the white heterosexist capitalist patriarchy.

Jess Suo

Jess Suo

Photographer

An Auckland based concert photographer studying at the University of Auckland. Lover of music, film and of course photography. Chasing a dream of touring the world with a band she loves.

Sophie Stone

Sophie Stone

Writer

Sophie is a third-year Communication student at Massey uni who loves cats, ice cream and musicals. 

Maryam Hamid

Writer

Absolutely, positively a Wellingtonian, relishing the endless supply of gigs, sandy beaches and lack of wind Auckland has to offer. Also a policy student, politics enthusiast and staffer for a Member of Parliament, chipping away at a low-waste lifestyle.

Anuja Mitra

Anuja Mitra

Writer

Law/Arts student trying to fit creative endeavours into her never-ending degree. Full time nerd and avocado enthusiast. She is probably currently ranting about something, re-organising her bookshelves or petting her multiple cats

Zoe Mills

Writer

Feisty, always up for a debate and smashing down the patriarchy, Zoe is a politics nerd with a huge passion for social justice.

Hannah Marshall

Writer

 

Aspiring author, rock music enthusiast, and professional chocolate eater.
Lucy Cruden

Lucy Cruden

Photographer and Videographer

Just a girl living with her parents, a gay Thai boy and two dogs in the middle of nowhere. Enjoys music, photography, and film.

Sancy Prabhakar

Writer

NZ Youngest Author. I’m 12 years old, and I published my first book ‘Pea Boy’, when I was 10. My hobbies are reading, writing, singing, and cricket.

Jimin Seo

Writer

Jimin Seo is a student in Auckland with a passion for writing prose and journalism. Hobbies primarily comprise of: hitting that diplomatic woah at MUN events, annoying friends about geopolitics, and binging on the Conan O’brien show.

Debbie Tan

Debbie Tan

Writer

A digital marketer by day, Debbie is passionate about travel, sustainability, food and reading. She loves designing art and playing the guitar too.

Isabel Li

Writer

Young Auckland creative on the run from life’s larger responsibilities. Master of self-romanticisation, emoticon invention, and mismatching her socks.

Kate Mills

Kate Mills

Writer & Instagram Manager

Kate is an Auckland based photographer and videographer, flat white connoisseur and punk-rock lover

Gray Hawes

Writer

Trans guy who loves writing, the MCU, biology, music, puns and only wearing one hoodie.

Victoria Whisker

Writer

A recent English Lit and Classical studies graduate and who loves all things words. Stands by her beliefs in ‘The whole story is the best story’, God and a dessert stomach.

Annabel McCarthy

Writer

A Public Policy and Māori Studies student interested in all things politics, justice and decolonisation. Usually found scrolling Twitter, drinking coffee or standing for indigenous sovereignty and climate action.

Lily Holloway

Writer

Lily Holloway is a 21-year old English and Ancient History student at the University of Auckland. She loves writing poetry, op-shopping and going to markets with her girlfriend. She has been published in Three Lamps, Mindfood, Mayhem, The Spinoff, a fine line and a couple of other literary publications.

Erica McQueen

Mavericks Mentor

Lover of a good handshake, novel reader, music listener, photographer, crime show watcher and compulsive napper, Erica has been a Maverick since 2014 covering all things music. 

Sanjana Khusal

Writer

Sanjana is an English and Media student, who fantasises her future as a coffee-fueled writer and will be surrounded by hundreds of ‘nearly perfect’ stories.

Tessa Webb

Writer

Tessa is a small-town girl from friendly Feilding who ran her way to North Carolina. Currently living her American dream studying Political Science, eating frozen custard, and staying on that student-athlete grind.