Mike Rudd — Serving in the Bosnian War

Mike Rudd — Serving in the Bosnian War

View more photos The Bosnian war, involving the breakup of the former Yugoslavia in 1992, was a violent and bloody affair. The international community, under the banner of the United Nations, decided to deploy humanitarian relief, and armed forces to enforce...
Mike Rudd –Summer of Music

Mike Rudd –Summer of Music

View more photos I'm enjoying a genuine good feeling for the future, tingling in my hardened arteries after spending summer in and around the Bay of Plenty. So much so that I feel moved to use my column inches to elaborate on  the theme. AS AN ANNUAL VISITOR I AM VERY...
Mike Rudd — Memories

Mike Rudd — Memories

View more photos I remember the facts - the sights - the smells - the sounds - the journeys - the accommodation - the meals - the schools. But I don’t remember how I felt. Years of travelling and living abroad have numbed my emotions. 1964. That’s half a century ago!...
Mike Rudd — Optimistic Future for the Millennials

Mike Rudd — Optimistic Future for the Millennials

View more photos Mike Rudd, RAF fighter jet pilot and Otahuhu College boy, puts aside his grumpy old man image, just for one day, to champion the Millennials.  Despite my well-justified “slightly grumpy” moniker I am inclined to optimism when it comes to the...
Mike Rudd — Carries On Charles Martin’s Legacy

Mike Rudd — Carries On Charles Martin’s Legacy

RAF fighter jet pilot, Otahuhu College boy, now slightly grumpy old man, from his armchair in the UK Mount Maunganui was an exotic place in the mid-1960s for a 15 year-old Brit-born Otahuhu College pupil. As it is now, the surfing scene was a really big thing. What a...

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