Aaron Hawkins has been the producer and presenter of the breakfast radio programme on Radio One 91FM since 2006, and for the past three years also served as its Music Director. His student media credentials extend to print, where he spent five years writing for Critic Te Arohi, winning Best Review Writer on non-consecutive occasions (for Theatre & Music respectively) and Best Features Writer at the Aotearoa Student Press Awards. His music writing has appeared in Rip It Up, Real Groove and No magazines, he has written performance reviews for the Otago Daily Times, and writes a regular column on local government issues for D Scene. He is also a staunch advocate and lobbyist for the creative community, sitting on the board of both the Blue Oyster Arts Trust and the Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust. In 2010 he stood for Mayor of Dunedin. He did not win.