Hospital Site Napier’s – Not Tourists’!

Below is my Letter to the Editor that appeared in the Hawke’s Bay Today this morning (Friday November 28 2014) “The Art Deco Trust says plans for a residential development on Napier’s old hilltop hospital site have neglected a major … Continue reading

Who Are You?

New Zealand commercial media’s fixation on “fame” and too few consumers have made it short-sighted and threatens its own future. Radio New Zealand’s Wallace Chapman posted a picture on Twitter a few weeks ago praising NZ’s medical system after a member of his … Continue reading

A Visitor From Hawke’s Bay: Part Two

“A Visitor From Hawke’s Bay” It used to be a term of snide derision. The moniker for any unidentified person in the society photo section of Auckland’s Metro magazine in the 80s. Whether they had their back turned, or were … Continue reading

A Visitor From Hawke’s Bay: Part One

“A Visitor From Hawke’s Bay” It used to be a term of snide derision. The moniker for any unidentified person in the society photo section of Auckland’s Metro magazine in the 80s. Whether they had their back turned, or were … Continue reading

Long Train Runnin’

As I have written before, I am fortunate to be presented with different opportunities every one in a while. Miss B has a best friend, Master B (no relation), who she met in Kindy. As their friendship blossomed, we got to know his … Continue reading

Good Riddance, 2016 (Time of your Life, 2017)

“2016 is the year I shall fart rainbows and poop unicorns!” That was the first line of the first entry in my diary for last year. As it turned out there were a few rainbows, the odd, rare unicorn and … Continue reading

I Want to Believe

“If just one person believes in you, Deep enough, and strong enough, believes in you… Hard enough, and long enough, It stands to reason, that someone else will think “If he can do it, I can do it.” … And … Continue reading

Rest, Recovery and Ryan Reynolds

I’m cruising through Newtown and over the hill to Kilbirnie. Before I know it I’m launched into the air over Lyall Bay. The rocks that surround Moa Point, jagged and sharpened by centuries of Cook Strait swells look like the … Continue reading