It is Robyn’s job to get the news out about what Project Janszoon is trying to achieve and how we plan to go about it. She also produces and directs our videos.
Robyn has had a long involvement in the media working in print, radio, television and communications for more than 20 years. During her 12 years with TVNZ she did stories for One News, Close Up and the Sunday programme and she has also appeared on CNN, the BBC, Al Jazeera and the ABC.
Robyn says she has always been interested in conservation and over the years has interviewed conservation gurus like Sir David Bellamy and Sir Peter Blake. She actually spent a night on Sir Peter’s boat, Seamaster, on the Amazon just a couple of weeks before he was killed.
Her love of the Abel Tasman National Park began about 25 years ago when she first kayaked around the park—back then there were less visitors but the beaches were just as stunning. Since then she has visited and tramped the Abel Tasman regularly.
Robyn joined the team at Project Janszoon in 2013, and also runs Media Fix, a television production and communications company. She also works with some the NEXT Foundations other environmental projects including Taranaki Mounga, Zero Invasive Predators (ZIP), and Predator Free Wellington.