Director / Editor
Innes is an owner of Oceania Media Limited along with his wife Anne. The editor of SPASIFIK Magazine and SPASIFIKmag.com. He is also a Auckland Conservation Board member. Innes is of Samoan and European descent and he used to be a banker after he left Kelston Boys High School. But he wanted to be a journalist so in the late 80's he shifted gears and his media career now spans print and broadcasting and includes roles in editing and producing the TVNZ News sport Game of Two Halves, This is Your Life, Sunday News Sport, NZ Sport Monthly as well as numerous freelance projects for both media organisations and sports organisations (NZ Rugby Union 2001-07) both in New Zealand and abroad.
Innes and SPASIFIK magazine have been nominated and won a number of Qantas Media Awards and business awards. Innes has been a member of the Unitec Communication Studies Advisory Board, the Pacific Islands Media Association (“PIMA”) Advisory Board and South Pacific Television (part of TV Works Ltd). He has also worked in a voluntary capacity for the Samoan Sports Association in roles such as judge, publisher of the event programme and as a committee member.
Innes is a great people person and knows a lot of faces - this can be annoying when we're out and about with him because he always stops to catch up - but that's good for our clients because he's well connected and always gets the story! He also shares our client content on his Facebook so that reaches a lot of people!
Director / Operations Manager
Anne is an owner of Oceania Media Limited as well as the Operations Manager. Anne manages our client accounts / relationships and provides a range of services including meeting with clients monthly to assist with forward planning and developing marketing and communications campaigns and materials to get results. She has extensive experience in project and office management, and marketing and communications.
Anne also oversees the production of SPASIFIK Magazine, and manages the operations of various teams within the organisation. Anne has been running her own businesses since 1992, after leaving a senior position as office manager for a law firm to be a stay at home Mum.
Anne looks after our accounts receivable so make sure you pay your invoices on time unless you want to hear from her...
Marketing and Business Development Manager
Kim is the Marketing and Business Development Manager at Oceania Media, since returning from London in 2011. She is of NZ European and Maori (Nga Puhi and Ngati Porou) descent and has over eight years of professional experience working in publishing, professional services and IT companies.
She's an outcomes-driven marketer, with particular expertise in strategic planning, developing simple but effective marketing communications, developing new business and managing client accounts. Kim enjoys the variety at Oceania Media, gets stuck in and loves delivering for our clients.
This is actually Kim's second term here, having worked with us from 2003 - 2006 part-time while at Uni. She graduated with a Bachelor of Business from AUT with a double major in marketing and management before going off to see the world - but she couldn't get enough of us so came back for more!
We're a small successful family oriented business with a hard-working and well-connected team. We're focused on delivering results and believe content is king. We're all coffee mad in our office and try not to take ourselves too seriously when it's appropriate.
Web and graphic design team
Our web and graphic design team is made up of Ben and Kelly who together have combined online, graphic design and photography skills across a range of projects and platforms.
Their expertise includes website build, development and content management, e-newsletter design and content management, social media development and marketing, online survey development, online database management, animation, layout and design, advertising creative, photography, image manipulation and illustration.
• Computing & Mathematical Sciences at Auckland University
• Science & Technology at Auckland University
• Diploma in Web Development from Yoobee
• Computing & Mathematical Sciences at Auckland University
• Diploma in Graphic Design from Yoobee
Margaret (or Mags to us) is the Administration Manager at Oceania Media. Her responsibilities include accounts payable, payroll, subscriptions and database management, mail outs, financial management and general administration.
She has over sixty years of professional experience and has run her own business for 32 years and has held key roles in Birthright and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. She and her husband also ran a successful horticultural business for more than 48 years.
Margaret still enjoys working in an office environment and has no plans to retire or slow down. She's a great baker and brings a weekly tea trolley around the office - our team can't get enough.
Journalist / Production Assistant
Laumata (Mata) Lauano is a Journalist and Production Assistant at Oceania Media. A kiwi of Samoan descent, from the villages of Saleilua, Falealili in Upolu and Patamea in Savai’i, Mata has a passion for fair and balanced reporting and for getting more Pacific stories out into the world.
Mata completed her Bachelor of Arts, double majoring in English and Political Studies, from the University of Auckland in 2012 and started working in a loss adjusting firm. After two years of working, and moonlight writing for various entertainment sites as well as co-running her own website, Mata decided to hone her ability to tell stories in the hopes of giving voice to the marginalised few.
She attained a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism from AUT in 2015, during which she completed her two-week internship at Oceania Media and worked part-time in AUT’s Office of Pacific Advancement. After working on Issue 66 of SPASIFIK in the later part of 2015, Mata impressed and became a permanent part of the team. By working at Oceania Media she hopes to contribute to helping further advance the profile of the Pacific both in New Zealand and regionally.
Mata comes from a huge Samoan family and enjoys playing rugby league, but not as much as reading and binge-watching TV shows. She’s a board member for the Aspire Community Trust and is always up for trying new things because if you only do what you know you can do, you’ll never be more than you are now.