Who are we?

snackable {verb} curated quality over quantity content which develops a deeper level of understanding through entertaining, informative and bite-sized analysis to create a conversation.

Operating since 25th of April 2015, TADS is raw, uncensored and emphasises the need for quality over quantity multimedia content.

The world can be a nasty place, we help you digest it. Supplemented by an excellent digital presence with award winning columnists and engaging video content.


Founder and Chief Executive Officer Aaron Dahmen

Softish skin, over gesticulated and a pair of unorthodoxly wide dimples. 1/2 of @BYWNewZealand. Loves a good Instagram story and always active on Twitter.

Chief People Officer and Black Yellow White Host Connor Clements

King advisor on the TADS Board and a downright journalistic legend. The other 1/2 of @BYWNewZealand. Also features on Twitter and Instagram.

Chief Marketing Officer and Head Advisor Simon Johnston

On top of everything in regards to sponsorship and finance. A long and chartered history working with some of the top dogs in the New Zealand business world. Contact us for partnership opportunities

Editors and presenters

News Editor Jason Renau

Hardliner with a soft spot for Education and tough talking politics. Refuses to accept the norm.

Social Media Presenter Kii Small

Hailing from the far north and a former Youth MP, always something to share – a big personality. Doesn’t hold back when it comes to political discussion and having a say.

Political Editor thomas baird

The man behind any political writing, fronting up to the movers and shakers. A groundbreaking political correspondent, if there ever was one.

cinematographer lewis brewer

With beautiful shots, curated and edited for aesthetic effect – a genius at his craft.

Black Yellow White Social Media Editor Callum McKenzie

A true red devil, with knacks for creating awesome football content across the decks. Opinionated but not unreasonable.


An aspiring musician and the official arts campaigner. Creative and articulate, his musical wrap is a breadwinner.

TADSify Editor Jimmy Banks

Bubbly, energetic and wholesomely private. Sends suggestions for TADSify through Snapchat and Facebook Messenger because email is too old school.