Deck the Halls

Deck the Halls

On Election Day I worked at the Waiohiki Arts Village with my nephew Lawrence Kingi-Miki, Nathan Rose, Gerard Gunn, and Tipu Tareha. We were digging…

Circenses nil Panem

Circenses nil Panem

If you believe that rugby is played in heaven then New Zealand is currently Paradise:…

Knight, Might & Right

Knight, Might & Right

It was Saturday morning. My usual weekday routine is to get up around…

Kia Pakeke Ahau

Kia Pakeke Ahau

It has been a quarter of a year since I wrote to you last. Arohamai. It’s a sign though that I’m otherwise flat out….

Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage

Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage

Each morning I go for a swim. When at home, and whilst the weather is still warm enough, I use the seawater ‘pond’ at Ahuriri, a remnant of what was once the inner-harbour, Te…

Beneath the Kahungunu Flag

Beneath the Kahungunu Flag

Nga mihi. It’s a bit late to be saying Happy New Year and all that, but take my best wishes anyway. Well another sparkling Waitangi Day has passed with the synergy sapping ‘Harawira factor’…