Former Oceania Media intern nabs National Business Review Award

Anuja Nadkarni, a former Oceania Media intern, was presented with the National Business Review (NBR) Award at the annual AUT Awards ceremony on April 12th.


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As an Outstanding Graduate in the Bachelor of Communication Studies Journalism Major, Nadkarni is also currently undertaking her Honours in Communications at AUT and will be going to Finland this year as part of the Inclusive Journalism Initiative.

Born in Mumbai, India, Nadkarni migrated to New Zealand with her family in 2002 and has also lived in Suva, Fiji- where her passion for the Pacific developed.

During her year of Honours Nadkarni will also be taking the Pacific Media Centre's 2016 Asia-Pacific Journalism Studies course.

Journalism appears to run in the family, and Nadkarni mentioned in her acceptance speech that she has a bit of a reputation to uphold, as not only is her father the editor-in-chief of the Indian Weekender, writer and sub-editor of the NBR and contributing editor and writer for various publications, but her grandfather was Mohan Nadkarni - one of India’s noted Hindustani musicologists and music critics of The Times of India for over 50 years.

As a prolific writer and hard worker Nadkarni is most definitely in a position to follow in her father and grandfather’s footsteps.


Read Anuja’s story published in SPASIFIK magazine issue 63