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Month: April 2015

ZB Travel – Turkey – April 18

Mike’s weekly travel slot on Newstalk ZB’s Jack Tame Show is live from Ankara, as he hosts a group tour across Turkey, culminating with the Gallipoli Centenary on ANZAC Day. From the blaze of tulips in April to the wafting fragrance of street food, Mike shares some insider tips on touring Turkey. Don’t miss the… Read More ›

The Press – News Column Apr 14

Selfie Sticks are Narciss-Sticks Oh goodie, I hear you say. It’s just what we need. Another all-consuming, self-obsessing piece of high-tech wizardy to add to our ever-increasing midden of need-it-now devices. Yes, the Apple Watch has gone on sale, so not only can the pedestrians of the world aimlessly meander down the street and through the… Read More ›

ZB Travel – Monaco April 11

Mike’s weekly travel slot on Newstalk ZB’s Jack Tame Show turns the spotlight on Monaco and the French Riviera. Explore the ruling Grimaldi family’s famous haunts, including Monaco Cathedral. Plus the Oceanographic Museum, Monte Carlo Casino and the amazing marina. Plus, explore the neighbouring Riviera towns of Villefranche and Menton. For the full story,… Read More ›

The Press – News Column April 7

Sluggish Police Response How would you feel if you were the victim of a crime, and after doing all the spadework handed police the evidence of the perpetrator’s identity, only for the police to park it up? The past week has exposed a worrying tendency by the police to appear flat-footed and phlegmatic, when presented… Read More ›

ZB Travel – Chocolate Trail

Mike’s weekly travel slot on Newstalk ZB’s Jack Tame this Easter Saturday, turns the spotlight on the best chocolate hot-spots, around the world. From the fine traditions of Belgium and Switzerland, to the Chocolate Train excursion and Hershey’s Chocolate World, join the Chocolate Trail. Plus we profile chocolate attractions close to home, in Adelaide,… Read More ›

The Press – News column Mar 31

The E-cigarettes revolution If New Zealand is serious about reaching the lofty aspirational summit of becoming “Smokefree by 2025”, our public health officials must pull the pin on their priggishness to the e-cigarettes revolution.  To date, their obstinateness mirrors the same sniffy self-righteousness  that drives the zealots who rail against any form of low-emission household… Read More ›