Tucker Media Company Information
New Plymouth - New Zealand
TuckerMedia is a partnership between Rob Tucker and Ormond Greensill, formed for the purpose of publishing picture books of things 'New Zealand'.
Ormond had approached Rob regarding the supply of images for a book on the Taupo region. Ormond has a holiday home there and saw the need for a publication that showcased the beauty of the region.
The partnership was formed in 2004, and six months later Tucker Media published the first book, Images of a Nation - Taupo. The first print run of 4000 copies sold out some time ago.
TuckerMedia has since published books on a number of regions in New Zealand and in 2008 we began developing a series. 'Where does .... come from?', an educational range aimed at six - to nine year -olds. Our first book, Where Does Milk Come From? has been hugely successful and is now in its second printing.
Further books published in this series are 'Where Does Honey Come From?', 'Where Does Wool Come From?', 'Where Does Bread Come From?' and recently "Where Does Gas Come From?' 'Where Does Milk Come From?' has also been translated in Maori.
The children's books have been very well received by schools and parents throughout New Zealand, and we have also been approached to translate 'Where Does Milk Come From?' for the Chinese market.
E-Books will shortly be available for some of our more popular titles, in particular our range of childrens' books.
TuckerMedia is a successful publishing house, comprised of a tight group of professional people, each with their area of expertise.
Ormond Greensill Business Consultant / Accountant
Now retired, Ormond is a member of the New Zealand institute of Chartered Accountants (Hon) and worked in public practice for 40 years. Originally a partner in a rural accountancy practice, Ormond retired from international accounting firm Ernst Young 20 years ago and has been involved in several commercial businesses latterly. He has very recently retired as a business mentor, working with Venture Taranaki. He tutored several accounting subjects at Technical Institute in Taranaki. A keen golfer and swimmer, Ormond is also an avid reader.
Renzie Hanham QSMl Graphic Designer
An award-winning graphic designer, Renzie was a judge at the New York Art Director's Club International Awards. He has his own design business and works in a wide range of graphic design areas for major international clients. Renzie is an accomplished book designer, book production expert and a skilled illustrator. In conjunction with Tucker Media he has designed and produced a number of books including the very popular series for children. Renzie has lectured at tertiary level in design and illustration.
Rob Tucker Photographer and Photojournalist
Over forty years as a photojournalist, Rob has worked for major companies around the world, photographed for Queen Elizabeth, and collaborated with major tourism companies in Europe and Asia. He covered three America's Cup regattas as a member of team New Zealand, including 1989, when New Zealand won the cup. Widely published in newspapers, magazines and books, Rob is a trained illustrations editor and sub editor. His highly regarded digital library contains over 60,000 images.
Jim Tucker writer
Jim’s career has been as a writer, journalist, editor, researcher and media teacher. He began as a reporter for the Taranaki Herald in New Plymouth, starting as office boy making the tea and moving up to Chief Reporter within four years. Jim then moved to the Auckland Star, where he continued his rise through the ranks to become Editor. At age 34, he was the youngest such appointment ever to a NZ metropolitan newspaper. After launching the Sunday Star, Jim left to become a lecturer in journalism at Auckland Institute of Technology, beginning a 25-year teaching career that ended as Associate Dean of the School of Media at Whitireia Polytechnic in Wellington. Jim now lives back in New Plymouth and has taken up writing full time.
Sam Boon moving pictures: production/editor
Sam has recently joined Tuckermedia as resident camneraman looking after our expanding role in moving picture production. Sam recently left school where his specialist subject was art and he has moved on to being a young creative operator of both the camera and the computer. He brings skills to Tuckermedia in this area giving us a wide range of skills within our group.
PO Box 3373New Plymouth 4341, New Zealand
Mobile: 021 938 436
32 Richmond st New Plymouth
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