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Bounce of the Ball

All Blacks give way to Black Caps as the kids turn blue and brown. Yesterday was the first attack of the beach for the season. The sun was shining, the day was warm if a little windy, the kids paddled and swam, dug and scampered, all as their dad failed yet again to prove himself […]

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C’Mon

Embrace your inner hooligan. Just keep him inside and quiet.  I love a bit of sport. Some of it I am deeply engaged in. Certain teams and the men and women who represent them, seem to be able to grab whatever it is which makes me passionate. Otago’s 2013 Ranfurly Shield win was enough for […]

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Something Every Day

There were some ‘learnings’ over the weekend, a weekend with ‘two half’s’ and which contained much I can gain ‘going forward’.  Firstly, I discovered, when my wife puts on a mid-winter Christmas, a casual invite turns into days of prep, dressing up, decorations and all the rest. Took me by nearly as much surprise as […]

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Be a Good Sport

The All Blacks play France at the Cake Tin tonight in their second test match up. Head high anyone? Play hard and play fair. That was the message I received as a child growing up and learning various sports. I turned my hand to a lot of different options, from racket sports indoors and out, […]

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Second Chances for Tony Veitch?

I feel conflicted, yet certain.  I used to start my day early. Crawling out of bed at 4:30am and heading out the door was sometimes a trial and a drag. Anything I could use to get me through was greatly appreciated. Some thumping beats, energy drinks or strong coffee, for those days when I was […]

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Selfish Guilt?

An impromptu day off.  My wife is ill. Quite unwell in fact. Not only is she suffering toothache, the first time that dastardly infliction has struck her down, but she has copped whatever horrible affliction that lowered our kids over the last week or so. One after another, they dropped like proverbial flies, hit with […]

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Runnin’ Down A Dream

When those that made you are dead and gone. Sound off the names: Leonard Cohen, Glenn Fry, Prince, Lou Reed, David Bowie…David Bowie for goodness sake!..and now Tom Petty. There are other names I have missed and I have touched on this subject before. It is just, with the passing of Tom Petty of  Heartbreakers […]

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Frantic Fan

I was nervous leading up to the weekend. Now I am petrified. A 20 year old rookie that can’t tackle in the younger Barrett, for a proven test performer and the only player that has looked to challenge out wide, Naholo. A player dropped after two seasons of nothing, Savea, to provide what…more of the same? […]

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