FROM ITS SEPTEMBER ISSUE Boating NZ magazine will have a new editor – long-time Boating NZ editorial team member John Eichelsheim.

Well known to Boating NZ readers and the New Zealand marine industry, John is a writer and editor with over 30 years’ experience. He has supplied hundreds of boating, fishing and travel articles for domestic and international consumer magazines, edited magazines and publications, authored several books, and for the last 15 years, produced high quality PR material for marine industry clients and others.

John’s portfolio includes print and digital content creation, photography, video, television and radio.

John takes over from Lawrence Schäffler, who took the magazine from strength to strength during his near six-year tenure as editor. Lawrence is stepping away from the editor’s role to spend more time on the golf course.

John has been associated with Boating NZ magazine since 2002, firstly on the payroll as Associate Editor, and subsequently as a freelance contributor and contractor in a variety of roles. For the last several years John worked closely with Lawrence, serving as Boating NZ’s lead journalist and editorial assistant.

John is pleased Lawrence has agreed to continue contributing feature stories and editorial assistance as required.