Author Archives: Jim Tucker

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.

How Covid locks down our cars

Why we had no car to drive for three months. Continue reading

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How to drop a tree safely in a busy public park

Here’s how to fell a big tree in a busy park…with great care. Continue reading

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Grumpy old man returns – with mask

I’m back with a column – motivated by what people are (or are not) doing about masking up when they’re out during level 4 lockdown. Continue reading

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Tributes to Rob Tucker – photo-journalist

My brother, Rob Tucker, has been a photo-journalist for 56 years. Last week, his work was recognised by New Plymouth District Council and the Taranaki Rugby Football Union. See how in this video, and then watch the other one to … Continue reading

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Pukekura Park in AUTUMN

Jim Tucker’s latest photo essay on New Plymouth’s Pukekura Park, a collection of stills showing the park at its most colourful, when everything turns yellow and red.

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Pukekura Park in AUTUMN

Jim Tucker’s latest photo essay on New Plymouth’s Pukekura Park, a collection of stills showing the park at its most colourful, when everything turns yellow and red.

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A European’s envy at Covid-cool NZ

In more-or-less continuous Covid-19 lockdown for nearly a year, Sabrina Dankel – a young German woman with close ties to New Zealand – explains why she and others in Europe view Aotearoa with envy. Read her story of Covid conniptions.

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End of a 140-year-old life

A bunch of brave fellers lop the top off one of the last old pine trees at Pukekura Park in New Plymouth. Once one of dozens, this 140-year-old specimen used to towered above the band rotunda at the bottom end … Continue reading

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MY WORK

A number of people wrote to wish me well after my final newspaper/Stuff column appeared on Jan 9, 2021. Here’s what they had to say. Continue reading

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Writing guide

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

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