Mike White has been a journalist for 20 years and has reported from many countries, including Afghanistan and Iraq. Since 2003 he has been a staff writer and photographer for North & South. In that time he has won more than 20 Qantas and Canon media awards, has been New Zealand Feature Writer of the Year three times, and received New Zealand's premier journalism award, the Wolfson Fellowship to Cambridge University. He has also twice been the Cathay Pacific New Zealand Travel Writer of the Year. He lives in Wellington but travels extensively throughout New Zealand for North & South.