REFLECTION

SLOW BOAT TO THAILAND

A friend asked me for a copy of this the other day and I’d completely forgotten about it: a story I wrote on a bus in Malaysia about travelling up the Mekong from Laos to Thailand. This story won a prize

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BEACH HAVEN

In 2011, I bought a funny little house in Beach Haven, on Auckland’s North Shore. In 2012, I moved into it and a few months after that I started writing a story about what it was like to move to the

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SUBURBAN MAN

  For the past six months or so, I’ve had a column in Metro called Suburban Man: it’s about life in the suburbs and it covers such material as knife sharpening, demolition and how to be a good birth partner.

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PROVISIONS

  For the past few years, I’ve had a column in Metro magazine called Provisions. It started out as a column on farmers’ markets and quickly turned into a column about my various food enthusiasms. Recent stories have covered losing weight

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