Columns

These are my weekly columns in the Taranaki Daily News, beginning in May 2016. They’re also published on Stuff.co.nz – just search “Jim Tucker” and ignore the advertising by Jim E Tucker, the US reincarnation expert.

2017

60) August 26:  How our rugby culture is changing

59) August 19:  Seabed mining – where will it lead?

58) August 12: Virtual GPs

57) August 5:  A hopsice by any other name

56)  July 29:  Amazing place

55)  July 22: Word abuse

54)  July 15:  Taranaki’s big week in history

53) July 8:  Relocation, relocation, relocation

52) July 1:  Airport terminal – in more than one sense

51) June 24:  Message clear on Mt Messenger

50) June 17:  Confessions of a column writer

49) June 10:  What was that called again? Ah, dementia

48) June 3:   Time to review Chiefs super deal

47) May 27:  Colds comfort

46) May 20:  Dangers of speaking out

45) May 13:  Being age-friendly

44) May 5:  Knowing how to spell your own name

43) April 29:  Len Lye epiphany

42) April 22:  Weather warriors

41) April 15:  The real cost of smoking

40) April 8:  The man who went fast but too soon

39) April 1:  The failed sceptic

38) Mar 25:  Value in planning your life

37) Mar 18:  Prostate cancer support

36) Mar 11:  Singlet summer

35) Mar 4:  Baby boomer selfishness

34) Feb 25:  Getting ready for the big one

33) Feb 18:  Time to legalise some performance drugs?

32) Feb 11:  Free-loading on the camping trail

31) Feb 4:  We could hold rugby sevens here

30) Jan 28:  Sign of the times at Pukekura Park

29) Jan 21:  Ode to an extraordinary Taranakian

28) Jan 14:  Let’s sort Pukekura Park for big-time cricket

27) Jan 7:  Our own history

2016

26) Dec 31:  Leftovers from 2016

25) Dec 24:  An Xmas lament

24) Dec 17:  Trouble with Amazon

23) Dec 10:  Why we need 1080

22) Dec 3:  In praise of papers

21) Nov 26:  Up on the high moral ground

20) Nov 19: What not to do in the big quake

19) Nov 12:  Good neighbours

18) Nov 5:  Rocky road north

17) Oct 29:  Ageism in politics

16) Oct 22: Looking after our Eskimos

15) Oct 15:  Democracy gone right

Column suspended when I stood for NP District Council (and missed out, as the October 15 column recounts).

14) August 6: Digital Barbara

13) July 30: An obit of sorts

12) July 23: Downside of tool bonanza

11) July 16: Len Lye Centre revisited

10) July 9: Trap lies in empty waiting room

9) July 2: Saving our old photos

8) June 25: Waitara leasehold land

7) June 18: Rugby concussion aftermath

6) June 11: Why we’re going so gong-less

5) June 4: Fly Jetstar – but not too often

4) May 28: Debate stifled over Maori engagement

3) May 21: Why we’re a bit shy of Len Lye

2) May 14: Getting elected is just the first step

1) May 7: High price to pay for sudden insight