Final word on my last words

This is my last column, a goodbye and thank you one, the 239th written for Taranaki Daily News/Stuff over the past five years from 2016.

WORD SHED: The tin hut where I write my stuff. December, 2020.

Closing column – January 9, 2021:


Tucker team at New Year 2021

Tucker team, New Year, 2021 – sans Rob Tucker, who was taking the photo on his front porch in New Plymouth. From left (rear): Rob’s wife Bonnie Tucker; Jim’s son Kirk Tucker and his wife Megan Tucker; Jim Tucker; Rob’s daughter-in-law and wife of Michael Tucker, Stephanie Tucker, with her eldest son, Theo; Jim’s grandson Ollie and grand-daughter Amelia (Mimi). Front, left: Lin Tucker and Michael Tucker with younger son Vinny.


Wolfie – a Taranaki All Black

Journalist Jim Tucker in his New Plymouth writing shed. ANDY JACKSON/STUFF.

He was as famous as Jonah Lomu in his day. Neil Wolfe set the rugby world aflame when he first played for the ABs in 1960. If you want to know the full story, you’ll find it all in my newly published book – Wolfie: The life of an All Black.

To buy a copy ($60), email Raewyn Wolfe at:

Stuff/Daily News column for December 3, 2020:

Newly minted – reading through a copy of Wolfie in the place where I wrote it. ANDY JACKSON/STUFF.
Wolfie’s team: From left: Todd Wolfe, Ian Snook (rugby chapters proof-reader), Lin Tucker (ancestry research/design), Sally Wolfe, Rosie Henderson (layout and design). PHOTO: Sandra Henderson

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Writing guide


The Writing Style Guide is free to anyone interested. Download the pdf here:  Style Guide Tucker-Potter 2018

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Jim Tucker Media

Jim TuckerThis is the JimTuckerMedia website.

On here you’ll find examples of my work as a journalist over the past few years, including newspaper columns, articles, books, photographs, book editing, videos, commentary, media communications, and reviews.

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An odd headline that appeared in the Sunday Star-Times in 2020:

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