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Month: June 2014

ZB Travel – Huka Lodge June 28

Mike’s travel segment on Saturday June 28, on Newstalk ZB’s Jack Tame Show showcases Huka Lodge in its 90th Anniversary Year and some of the surrounding geothermal attractions. Check out the upcoming special events including an evening with Eleanor Catton. Plus through the winter months, you can soak up the Huka Lodge elegance as a… Read More ›

The Press-News column June 24

Clearing the Air in Christchurch. When will ECan pull its head out of its chimney? When will our little regional fiefdom come to its senses, stop terrorising low emission log-burning Cantabrians, and declare that the National Environmental Standards on Air Quality are an unachievable imposition? The Ministry of Environment’s edict on air quality standards, passed… Read More ›

ZB Travel – Venice. June 21

On Saturday June 21, on Newstalk ZB’s Jack Tame Show, Mike’s weekly travel segment explores ways to accentuate magical moments in Venice, as you dodge the hordes of tourists. Load up a picnic hamper from the  Rialto market, where to find the best value, locally made Venetian masks and Murano glass. Savour the most historic… Read More ›

The Press-News column June 17

Why a Sugar Tax is a lemon. With New Zealand weighing in as one of the leading lard-arse nations in the developed world, would a tax on sugary drinks help combat the obesity crisis? The Medical Association’s call for such a politically unpalatable tax has been swiftly rejected by the government, who also reject the… Read More ›

ZB Travel – Dunedin in Winter.

On Saturday June 14, Mike’s weekly travel segment on Newstalk ZB’s Jack Tame Show, hosted by Andrew Dickens,  focuses on Dunedin’s sweet seasonal delights in winter. Our southern city has a feats of carnivals and special winter celebrations coming up, geared at the providing fun and colour for the whole family. The Cadbury Chocolate… Read More ›

The Press-News column. June 10

Do e-cigarettes have a role to play as NZ pursues being “Smokefree by 2025?” Since returning home from overseas, it’s been heartening to catch up with the headway the city council is finally making in confronting the flood threat, plaguing some pockets of Christchurch. On a walk last week along the banks of the Heathcote,… Read More ›

ZB Travel – Windsor. June 7

On Saturday June 7, Mike’s weekly travel segment on Newstalk ZB’s Jack Tame Show focuses on exploring Windsor and the Thames.   Profiling Windsor Castle and the town it dwarfs, plus LEGOLAND for the kids. Discover the pub where Shakespeare wrote The Merry Wives of Windsor.  Plus the fun and fillies of the Royal… Read More ›

The Press-News column. June 3

Change of Guard at Christchurch Airport. What a difference a new broom can make. With the city council’s new chief executive, Karleen Edwards, commencing work in a fortnight, the change of guard at Christchurch Airport exemplifies the potential transformative effect. The airport’s new CEO, Malcolm Johns, who succeeded Jim Boult in January, appears to have… Read More ›