Tag Archives: Jim Tucker journalism

Good journo beneath mild-mannered man

Mike Watson reported for various NZ newspapers for more than 20 years. The New Plymouth journalist – the epitome of the diligent reporter – died in mid-February 2022 aged 63. Here’s what we thought of him. Continue reading

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Big seas off New Plymouth driven by Cyclone Dovi

Gigantic seas hit the Taranaki coastline after Cyclone Dovi passed over the North Island of NZ on February 12 and 13. Here’s what they looked like. Continue reading

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The short and long of getting a gong

It was a surprise to be named in the New Year’s honours list last December 31 – but a tribute to journalism. Continue reading

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Tricky road to a new driver’s licence

Getting a driver’s licence renewal after 60 years of untested driving ain’t no picnic. Continue reading

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Reunion NPBHS 1964 – contacts needed

Contact details are sought for ex-students from New Plymouth Boys High School whose last year was 1964. Continue reading

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Selfish anti-vaxxers won’t be missed

I’ve lost my patience with anti-vaxxers because reasoning with them gets you nowhere. Continue reading

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Columns book is launched at hospice

Jim Tucker has just published a collection of his columns in a book to raise money for Hospice Taranaki. It’s available at the five hospice shops in New Plymouth, Waitara, Stratford and Hawera, or on Trade Me. Continue reading

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Pukekura Park in Winter

Pukekura Park has its special ways of coping with Taranaki’s winter months. Take a look at this two-part photo essay to see what happens. Continue reading

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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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