Kirsteen Ure

Kirsteen Ure was born in Auckland and has since lived in Port Moresby, London and Hong Kong. She has worked in publishing and corporate communications and graduated from the University of Auckland's Creative Writing Masters programme in 2018. Her essay Puriri Moth was commended in the 2018 Landfall Essay Competition.

Kirsteen Ure: The Amazing Crocodilian

The croc tour went bad before it began. The bus, a white charter with mirrors that curved from its roof like antennae, gave a pneumatic hiss and snapped its door shut, biting into a pink-skinned boy in a Spiderman cap. The boy was yelling and thrashing.