How many councils do we need?

One council

Stuff/Daily News column for May 16, 2020 –  One council?

A reader asks – how many councils does Taranaki really need?

Andreoli bk story DN Dec 21 2019

Our book on the story of the Andreoli family of South Taranaki was launched at the Hawera library this week. This story about it appeared in the Taranaki Daily News on Saturday, December 21, 2019.

Wolfie and the fire engine

Wolfie fire engine

Former All Black Neil Wolfe and his wife Raewyn are the subject of a biography being assembled by Jim and Lin Tucker for publication as a book soon.

One memory recounted by Neil was about him walking down to the New Plymouth Fire Station when he was three years old and being found sitting in the driver’s seat of a fire truck. 

When Jim took the couple back to the modern-day fire station to re-enact the scene, Taranaki Daily News staff were there to record it: Daily News story Oct 11 2019

Pukekura Park photo essay

Swans 4 LR

Pukekura Park photo essay July 2019


About Jim Tucker

Supposed to be retired, after quitting journalism teaching in 2013 (after 25 years, preceded by 22 years as a newspaper journalist and editor), but find myself busier than ever with various book projects, advising law firms, and writing articles for magazines like North & South and Live.
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