Production Staff

Nikki Edwards

Nikki started working in television at 14 years old and has been bitten by the bug ever since!
Having worked in areas such as children’s TV, regional television, special events, news and documentaries Nikki is passionate about the television industry and the programmes she works on. Loving the challenge of multi tasking and the variety of people one meets Nikki hasn’t been able to break away for long, even when getting married and having two gorgeous boys. As Paua’s Production Manager Nikki gets to work on projects that fuel her love of television, people and all things New Zealand, as well as providing her with an ever-increasing thirst for new ideas and subjects.


Deborah Sim

A recent graduate from the New Zealand Broadcasting school, Deborah is driven by discovery and fascinated by the unknown, after all gorillas were thought to be mythical creatures until 1847 and proof of the Giant Squid was not found until 2004, whose to say what else our planet is hiding. Working in documentary feeds this quest for Knowledge as well as a genuine desire to help share the personal stories of unique people. Deborah started with Paua as an intern before graduating but has also worked in Childrens television on Sticky Tv, The Go show, Kidzone and Action Central as well as Production Coordinating the Rise Up Christchurch telethon. In her spare time Deborah enjoys photography, shopping for vintage clothing and classic horror film.