November 2017: Promises, promises…

Well, the niceties (and un-niceties) have been completed, the new Government has been sworn in and the nation now waits to see how the...

October 2017: Election cracker

Election Day may have come and gone but I expect the parliamentary fireworks are yet to come. Years ago, when first confronted with the prospect...

September 2017: Politics, politics

The easy commute of the last school holidays – Pukekohe to Botany – seems a million years ago. We are now back to the...

August 2017: It’s sweet and sour

Winter has well and truly settled in – first early flooding, then an icy cold snap, now more rain and more rain so it’s...

July 2017: We’ve done it… again

Emirates Team NZ take a bow! Yes, America’s Cup is again New Zealand’s Cup and aren’t we a proud nation? Dare I say I almost lost...

June 2017: Enjoying the landscape – here and abroad

Most readers know I’ll grab any chance to skip work and make a break for one of my favourite places be it in New...

May 2017: From Dawn Service springs hope

It is early morning Anzac Day. I have just watched the dawn service broadcast live from Wellington, and as I look to my right,...

April 2017: Of home and housing

I can scarcely believe it; we have finally moved into our new Pukekohe home and while the reality of living in a semi rural...

March 2017: War tributes humbling

Traditionally, February may be our hottest and most humid month but, really, we have seen only a few truly sweltering days. What’s more, when...

February 2017: Holidays, houses and hedgehog

Sometimes the mind boggles. A recent email asked if I was interested in covering a dumpling-eating contest in the fair city of Sydney. Now, I...

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