Ranfurly Shield back home

There were happy scenes at New Plymouth Airport on Sunday morning, September 20, when the Taranaki rugby team stepped off the plane from Christchurch carrying the country’s most precious provincial trophy, the Ranfurly Shield.

Euthanasia not as simple as yes or no

The upcoming General Election vote on euthanasia is a very personal choice – but here are some thoughts on what might decide if for you.

Stuff/Daily News column for September 19, 2020


The lakes at Pukekura Park – New Plymouth’s most prized tourist attraction – have looked decidedly murky over the past few years. NP District Council is spending $2.4m to dredge them clean. This video shows how it’s being done.

About Jim Tucker

Supposed to be retired, after quitting journalism teaching in 2013 (after 25 years, preceded by 22 years as a newspaper journalist and editor), but find myself busier than ever with various book projects, advising law firms, and writing articles for magazines like North & South and Live.
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