Macleans Alumni Achieve Broadcasting Success

Posted on August 07, 2018

Former Macleans College students, Cameron Gleed (Te Kanawa House 2011 - 2015) and Brooke Jenner (Rutherford 2010 – 2014) have recently been honoured for their media achievements.

Cameron has been presented with an award for excellence in documentary filmmaking by Television New Zealand.

His eight-minute documentary is a close-up look at Nico Porteous, the freestyle skier who at 16 years of age became New Zealand’s youngest Olympic Games medallist when he won bronze at the 2018 Winter Games which were held in South Korea earlier this year.

Andrew Fernie, TVNZ’s general manager of operations, news and current events, presented the award. Along with a $1000 prize, Cameron’s winning documentary will soon feature on TVNZ’s digital channels.

Cameron studied Media Studies from Year 11 - 13 whilst at Macleans College. He is currently studying at the New Zealand Broadcasting School at the Ara Institute of Canterbury in Christchurch.

Brooke was jointly awarded with Abbey Wakefield, the One News Ross Stevens Scholarship. This was an award set up in the late journalist’s name.

Brooke is a second year student at the New Zealand Broadcasting School and received the award as one of the most promising students from her first year cohort. She shares a $4000 prize with Abbey.