Wintec Grad Panel

Wintec Grad Panel

Hazel Squair features on our Grad Panel.

Hazel graduated from Wintec with a BMA PR/Advertising in 2004 and spent following three years working in marketing and communications positions within NZ before relocated to Melbourne.

Hazel has worked on a variety of projects: from producing fundraising appeals and developing internal communications and engagement strategies, to managing numerous traditional and digital marketing campaigns, and producing editorial for a range of scientific publications.

Hazel began her current position as Communications Coordinator and Social Media Manager for the City of Melbourne's Premier Events, which includes Melbourne Spring Fashion Week and Melbourne Music Week.

After graduating with a National Diploma of Journalism from Wintec, Michelle landed a full-time role as an entertainment and news reporter at the Herald on Sunday newspaper. After nearly two years, she moved on to become the staff writer at NZ Women’s Health magazine until it’s closure eighteen months later. Michelle is currently the editor for New Idea.

Following a six-month stint freelancing for the NZ Herald and Herald on Sunday, Michelle’s next role was as a celebrity/gossip writer at NZ Woman’s Weekly magazine, after which she became the editor of teen publication Girlfriend.

Michelle then took on the position of deputy editor at New Idea magazine, and was promoted to editor of the women’s mass weekly title in January this year.

Luke Thompson is a singer songwriter from New Zealand.

Following the release of ‘the Water EP’ in late 2011 Luke got together with friends, Mark Myers (The Middle East) multi-instrumentalist Tim Hart (Boy & Bear) and Stu Larsen, to embark on a new project. Together, with about four microphones and a laptop they recorded a collection of Luke’s songs in a little borrowed space in the Welcome Bay hills. Plagued by power cuts and torrential rain, the boys remained focused and undeterred. Being holed-up in the dark, served as inspiration rather than hindrance, giving rise to some of the poignant moments of intimacy and intensity on the record.

Influenced by icons across the generations -McLean, Dylan, Cohen, LaMontagne, – Luke has spent the last few years writing and recording music in his homeland, drawing the attention of audiences and critics alike. No pretension here, just a whimsical, melancholy song with a distinct clear voice.