Heather Gartland, Head of Content at Betkiwi

Heather Gartland


Head of Content

20+ years+ Years Experience

Heather Gartland is our head of content and chief proofreader at Betkiwi. An online casino and betting expert, she has over 20 years of industry experience as a writer and editor.

Expert On: editing & proofreading fact-checking media literacy
Nationality New Zealander
Lives In New Zealand
University Institute of Bankers South Africa
Degree Licentiate Diploma in Banking

Who Is Heather?

Heather is our chief proofreader and Head of Content at Betkiwi, with over two decades of gambling industry experience as both a reader and editor/fact-checker. She currently resides in Whangaparaoa and has substantial knowledge of New Zealand gambling laws and anything gambling-related in New Zealand. Aside from the gambling industry, Heather has experience in the banking world, providing her with extensive financial knowledge.

Outside of her professional life, Heather is a devoted family person who cherishes spending quality time with her loved ones. She enjoys travelling to new places, reading, and indulging in cruises and long beach walks. Heather also has a passion for penny slot gaming at online casinos and is a staunch animal lover, actively supporting several animal charities.

With her extensive experience, robust editing and fact-checking skills, and commitment to professional standards, Heather is a leading figure in the gambling industry’s content landscape. Her contributions at Betkiwi and other platforms reflect her deep knowledge and passion for the industry, making her an invaluable asset to our team.

What Does Heather Specialise In?

Heather is our Head of Content at Betkiwi and is an experienced editor with a keen eye for detail. Her goal is to ensure all of our team’s content is factually accurate, unbiased, clear and coherent. She is responsible for editing & proofreading all of the articles on the site, which also includes detailed fact-checking and ensuring that all of our content is up-to-date and objective.

Editing & Proofreading

Over 22 years of creating and editing gambling content, Heather has actively developed her editing and proofreading skills. She’s intimately familiar with both the writing style and the general trends in the industry, allowing her to ensure that only the highest quality content gets published on Betkiwi.


Heather is a dedicated fact-checker who uses strict processes and methods to authenticate all of our content. Her aptitude for recognizing false information and getting to the bottom of casino and sportsbook offers that seem too good to be true has helped preserve the credibility and objectivity of the content at Betkiwi.

Media Literacy

Heather possesses a deep understanding of media literacy principles, allowing her to distinguish between credible sources and unreliable ones. Her extensive experience in the gambling industry has equipped her with the skills necessary to navigate the complex landscape of information, ensuring that the content we produce is not only engaging and informative but also grounded in verified and reliable data. Heather’s commitment to media literacy enhances her ability to deliver high-quality content that resonates with readers and upholds the standards of professional journalism.

Heather’s Certifications

Heather holds the Poynter ACES Introductory Certificate in Editing & Fact-checking Fundamentals with IFCN, a testament to her expertise and commitment to professional development. This certification proves her proficiency in both editing and fact-checking, ensuring that her work adheres to the highest standards of accuracy and credibility. She also possesses a Licentiate Diploma in Banking, proving her extensive financial knowledge.

What Is It Like Working With Heather?

We asked a couple of our authors to pitch in on what it’s like being colleagues with Heather. Here are their thoughts:

Lucius BoehmLucius Boehm

“Heather’s depth of knowledge in the gambling industry is truly remarkable, and her fascination with the underlying systems powering online casinos is inspiring. Her enthusiasm and expertise always leave me wanting to look at ways I can make my writing better. Heather’s contributions have elevated our content to a whole new level, and I strive to bring the same level of dedication to my work as she does to her editing – she is a true inspiration.”

Wayne GoodchildWayne Goodchild

“Heather is one of the most hardworking individuals you’ll ever meet and a true inspiration when it comes to passion for work. Her ability to decipher even the most confusing terms and conditions and clarify what they actually mean has been invaluable in my line of work. As a content editor, she is incredibly helpful and always ready to assist with editing and fact-checking, ensuring our work is polished and accurate. I’ve learned a lot working alongside her.”

Copyright Notice

All reviews, news, guides, and other content created by our dedicated team, including Heather and our writers, are protected under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). This protection ensures that our original content remains safe from unauthorised use and distribution.

Please remember that any reproduction, redistribution, or use of our content without proper authorisation not only violates our rights but also undermines the hard work and integrity of our team.

Contact Heather

If you have comments or suggestions about one of the articles on our site, Heather would love to hear from you! You can reach out to her by email at [email protected].