• Keith Murdoch still a handsome man (pic taken in 2001)

Keith Murdoch – The All Black Man of Mystery to the End – and Beyond?

July 29th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

I suppose that in the brief time I had with Murdoch, I have to say the only thing I gathered was that the All Black prop forward – who only months later was to create a lifetime of discussion – was a man of few words. I was with fellow sports broadcaster Bill McCarthy, and [...]

My Brother Max

June 1st, 2018|Tags: , |

I first met Max Quinn in 1950. Well of course I did as that was the year Max was born. You see, Max is my younger brother. We were numbers three and four of five brothers in our family. We were all born in Te Kuiti and we lived in Benneydale where Dad was the [...]

  • To take in the view from Èze’s highest peak you have to be brave; being an expert in the study of cacti will help you enjoy it too

A Holiday Sans Rugby in France

October 7th, 2017|Tags: , , |

There are certain things you might not know about me. The first is that I am the age I am but I try not to worry about it. The second is that I have never worked at any other job than reporting, writing or talking about sports and games. You can assume that Confucius’ quote, [...]

  • A large crowd assembled, with visitors from around the world, colleagues, friends, family and locals all looked on

Te Kuiti Salutes local Colin Meads

August 3rd, 2017|Tags: , , , |

I doubt that Te Kuiti has had a more beautiful day. For a while though there was reason for considerable anxiety that the 81-year-old, dubbed ‘New Zealand’s Rugby Player of the Century’ in 2000, would make it to the event to honour him. Colin is very unwell, his cancer of the pancreas is well documented; [...]