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23 February, 2014
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Places you don’t expect to find a review of Toy Story 2

In the background during the Christchurch episode of Tony Robinson’s Time Walks.

21 February, 2014
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Proof that daytime television is a form of torture

Dr Oz teaches ‘Murica the correct way to pop a zit. Really.

Earthquake survival tips for newbies
22 July, 2013
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Earthquake survival tips for newbies

I wrote a post offering Wellingtonians some earthquake survival tips and then Seven Sharp decided to do a very cut down version of it for their show. This involved lying on my pregnant belly on the floor under my coffee table on my dirty carpet. Ah well.  

The ham diaries
8 January, 2013
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The ham diaries

Hello! And welcome to the first Blog Idle post of 2013. I’d like to say that it’s great to be back but if I’m being really honest with you (which is something I generally try to make a good stab at) then I’d much rather be either asleep or, depending on what time of day […]

The Week That Was, 28 October 2011
28 October, 2011
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The Week That Was, 28 October 2011

Radar, Kathryn Ryan, and I discuss American cuisine, ghost chips, Barbie dolls, kakapo vomit and John Key’s ménage à trois handshake.

The Week That Was, 29 July 2011
29 July, 2011
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The Week That Was, 29 July 2011

Kathryn Ryan, Jon Bridges and I discuss Amy Winehouse, tree climbing, aggressive kangaroos and more. There are some really terrible puns, most of them not mine. Just saying.

The Week That Was, 6 May 2011
6 May, 2011
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The Week That Was, 6 May 2011

Kathryn Ryan, Te Radar and I discuss cellphones, parking, chemical toilets, fishy foot spas and other amazing things.

Confessions of an immigration detainee part 2
6 October, 2010
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Confessions of an immigration detainee part 2

So, when last I posted, I was being detained at Barajas Airport in Madrid by Spanish Immigration and was about to try to get some sleep…

5 October, 2010
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Confessions of an immigration detainee

Whilst travelling in foreign countries, any number of calamities might befall the unwary wanderer – third-degree sunburn, a virulent case of “Delhi belly”, pickpockets – but surely the most calamitous of all must be to lose your passport. Yes folks, when I cock up, I cock up muy, muy grande.

Te Ahi Kaa, Radio New Zealand
9 August, 2009
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Te Ahi Kaa, Radio New Zealand

This was an interview I did back when I was working at Christchurch City Libraries. I talk a bit about my work at the library and bit about blogging for Stuff which was still a kinda new gig for me at that point. I like that the intro compares me with Superman. My bit starts […]

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