Tag Archives: Jim Tucker

Hearing from an old friend

Publication of the first part of my memoirs – Flair and Loathing on the Front Page – has led to someone important from my past professional life getting in touch. Continue reading

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Kim Hill interview on RadioNZ

Jim Tucker is interviewed by Kim Hill on radio about his memoirs and other journalism things. Continue reading

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MEMOIRS – Story in The Spinoff

MEDIA  April 9, 2022 New Zealand’s godfather of journalism pens his biggest yarn By Chris Schulz Senior writer When finished, Jim Tucker’s memoirs will extend to three parts and 900 pages. Photo: Archi Banal Jim Tucker wrote thousands of stories and … Continue reading

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MEMOIRS – Story in The Spinoff

MEDIA  April 9, 2022 New Zealand’s godfather of journalism pens his biggest yarn By Chris Schulz Senior writer When finished, Jim Tucker’s memoirs will extend to three parts and 900 pages. Photo: Archi Banal Jim Tucker wrote thousands of stories and … Continue reading

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My memoirs, Part 1, now available

This is an e-book covering four decades, beginning with New Zealand journalist Jim Tucker’s early life in Taranaki and traversing through to 1987, when he had become editor of the country’s second largest daily newspaper. It’s a 283-page read, comprising 111,000 … Continue reading

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Why school reunions are still a good idea

Here’s why reunions can still work for you. Continue reading

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Why reunions are a good idea still

The Covid pandemic has ruled out most school reunions, but when it’s over the way will be clear again for those gatherings of old schoolmates. Still a good idea? Continue reading

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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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