50 years ago today I started my career as a print newspaper journalist, on the Greymouth Evening Star in New Zealand, December 13, 1965.
My first typewriter was an Olivetti Lettera 32 bought from Jim McNulty's typewriter store on Albert Street, Greymouth.
My first story?
The New Zealand Herald, Auckland, 1968
Sports editor, aged 20, Nelson Evening Mail, 1969
My first sports car, Dublin, 1975
With Lions prop and good friend Phil Orr, Napier, 1977
The HST look, Indian Ocean, 1979
She jumped for England; Northampton 1980
Seoul Olympic Games,1988
While Flo-Jo ran ... The Fleet Street mob in Seoul
Commonwealth Games, Auckland, 1990
Admiral's Cup, Cowes, Isle of Wight, 1981
Death of the Daily, 9/11 1990
Sydney Olympic Games, 2000
Rebirth of the rugby writer, 2003