Alistar Kata is of Cook Island, Māori (Ngapuhi) descent and is a Communication Studies Honours student at AUT and Pacific Media Watch contributing editor.
Having completed a Bachelor of Communication Studies in 2013, she became particularly interested in broadcast journalism and won the John Foy memorial award for excellence.
Her main areas of interest are writing, producing and presenting for television or radio and she hopes to be an international reporter after graduating.
Alistar has recently returned to New Zealand after a six-month exchange programme at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus studying television journalism.
She wants to use her knowledge and experience in international reporting to strengthen foreign reporting within New Zealand and the Pacific region.