n the past fortnight as we come to grips with the new normal of 2022, it feels like we got a brief warning.... then the reality of the Big O penetrating the community in New Zealand truly hit. As the shockwave of moving into the Red setting of the traffic light alert system reverberated, a progressive disturbance to one and all involved in any kind of organised event large or small has been felt the length and breadth of the land.
Why We Need to Re-think Our Relationship with Data (Part 1 of many)
The proliferation of data and the use of data is an incredible tool, but when you factor in the fact that we are humans and NOT robots, and that personality traits play a role in our relationship with data we have to start to question our relationship with the need to measure.
High Alpine Allure – The Humble Back Country Hut
Rustic, quaint and quintessentially kiwi. A year ago I wrote a story for Adventure Magazine about the allure of the back country huts that inhabit the high alpine landscape of NZ. One year on and the virtually closed borders of New Zealand have seen a significant uplift in interest around outdoor recreation. From the Department …
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Benefits of Being A Multi-trick Pony – Stand Up Journal Summer 2021
It's no secret that I've done a lot of different pursuits on the sport and recreation front (the professional front also). I'm a strong believer that diversity of skills enables you to have the agility that is needed in our present era where the only constant is change. The more skills you learn, the faster …
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How to Stay Warm in Winter – the Bike Edition
Riding bikes in winter is cold. Bloody cold. Cold enough to make you want to stay inside. I've been on an ever evolving mission to work out how to better combat the chilly temperatures of winter to ensure that the fun things can still be enjoyed to a maximum so when some friends quizzed me about what to wear...I went down a rabbit hole and it seemed only fitting to share it with a few more of you. Caveat - this blog is evolutionary. Should other game changing pieces of kit be found, that may be added at any point in time.