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…
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
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.
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.
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.
A 17 year old girl from Christchurch who’s passion is illustration, design and shopping.
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…
Photographer and Filmmaker
Blogger, pun and Marmite lover. Master of Snapchat. Losing followers daily.
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.
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.
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.
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 is a third-year Communication student at Massey uni who loves cats, ice cream and musicals.
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.
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
Feisty, always up for a debate and smashing down the patriarchy, Zoe is a politics nerd with a huge passion for social justice.
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.
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.
A digital marketer by day, Debbie is passionate about travel, sustainability, food and reading. She loves designing art and playing the guitar too.
Young Auckland creative on the run from life’s larger responsibilities. Master of self-romanticisation, emoticon invention, and mismatching her socks.
Writer & Instagram Manager
Kate is an Auckland based photographer and videographer, flat white connoisseur and punk-rock lover
Trans guy who loves writing, the MCU, biology, music, puns and only wearing one hoodie.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.