Thoughts on ageing

I've just finished Atul Gawande's book, Being Mortal. It's a thought-provoking reflection on ageing and end of life care, and should... read more

Fresh and tasty bowlful

This is my version of a Poke Bowl and I have it when I feel like something fresh tasty. You can use any of your favourite vegetables... read more

History - Daring rescue

A popular topic of discussion at the moment is last year's appearance of the schooner Daring on the sands at Muriwai. High tides and... read more

Cuisine - Spag bol

Most of us know ragu alla Bolognese as spaghetti Bolognese or simply ‘spag bol' – though traditionally Bolognese sauce... read more

Health - Breast implants

Breast implant illness is a controversial topic in surgical circles as there is no diagnostic test for it. It is fair to say that many... read more