July 19, 2020

I was quoted in a recent New Zealand Law Society article about the use of artworks in public places.  You can read the article here:


June 17, 2020

Read my latest article published by the New Zealand Law Society here:


June 14, 2020

"Sh*t Towns of New Zealand" is complaining that "Poo Towns of New Zealand" is too similar and is causing confusion. 

"Sh*t Towns of New Zealand" is a Facebook page that started in 2017 ridiculing towns in New Zealand.  It seems no town, big or small, can escape scr...

April 23, 2020

How lucky are we to have such amazing scientists in New Zealand?  It is an absolute pleasure to see and hear such articulate scientists in the New Zealand media.  They are cool - Siouxsie Wiles, Michael Baker, Ashley Bloomfield and Ayesha Verrall to name a few....

April 13, 2020

I wish that right now I had shares in a ventilator company.  I wish I had shares in a breathing mask company.  I wish I had shares in a hand sanitiser company.  And a toilet paper company.  Although what is everyone going to do with the hoardings of toilet paper?  Sale...

April 3, 2020

The New Zealand Law Society published my latest article in its April 2020 edition of its LawTalk magazine.  It talks about the problems that occur with confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, not least of all that clients think they are one size fits all.


October 3, 2019

A recent BBC article looks at why women inventors account for just under 13% of patent applications globally.  This stems from low numbers of females working in tech industries and female scientists being less than half as likely to obtain a patent for their research....

August 8, 2018

Super proud of my client Hāpi who has been awarded café of the year at the Hawkes Bay Hospitality Awards.  Damn right!

Check them out on Hastings Street in Napier, at the Black Barn markets on Saturdays, at the Hawkes Bay Farmers Market in Hastings on Sundays or you can...

May 1, 2018

There is a brew-haha fermenting over the use of the term 'Heke' on beer.  Waiheke Brewing Company has released a beer called 'Heke', short for 'Waiheke Island'.  Ancestors of Hone Heke, a famous Maori activist, are opposed to use of their ancestor's name in association...

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