Renowned Tapanui GP Peter Snow once joked with our 'southern correspondent' that with such a weighty title he envisaged her in a battle field dodging bullets and grenades. Thankfully, reporting from the front line of the primary healthcare sector from her Dunedin base since 1996 hasn’t resulted in too many war stories. Liane began her journalism career as a cadet reporter at the Otago Daily Times in Dunedin in the late 1980s. There, she worked alongside New Zealand Doctor editor Barbara Fountain covering the health round during the 1990s’ National Government health reforms. Liane has freelanced for magazines and for the University of Otago. Liane enjoys being involved in the community. She has held governance roles in education, been a layperson on an ethics committee, and a sports coach and administrator. She considers her most important role being mum to three young men.