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Mike Rudd: Two blue

Our columnist reports from the deep blue sea. PHOTOS MIKE RUDD I’m writing this on a boat off the coast of Scotland. We’re heading to Ireland,...

Mike Rudd: human rights

The former fighter pilot talks human rights and New Zealand’s hand in defining them. WORDS MIKE RUDD / PHOTO SUPPLIED On a recent walk across fields in Runnymede, near...

Mike Rudd: how to focus

Our columnist uses ancient wisdom to win the war against losing focus. Have you ever started looking for something in the garage or a cupboard...

Mike Rudd: equality

The four Tornado fighter-bombers roared past in perfect formation, the diamond shape of the group showing off the aggressive presence of the aircraft. They...

Mike Rudd: online dating entrepreneur

Mike Rudd was an online dating entrepreneur before digital entrepreneurs were even invented. Michael Absolum was my best mate back in Otahuhu College. He is...

Mike Rudd – What’s In A Name?

Reciting and recording whakapapa is a skill which reflects the importance of genealogy in Māori society. It helps esh out the story of leadership, land and fishing rights, kinship and status. As I understand it, and this is far from my specialist topic, reciting whakapapa with the speaker’s name spoken after the lineage description is a correct method of formal self introduction.

Mike Rudd – Serving in the Bosnian War

The Bosnian war, involving the breakup of the former Yugoslavia in 1992, was a violent and bloody affair. The international community decided to deploy humanitarian relief, and armed forces to enforce a peaceful solution.

Mike Rudd -Summer of Music

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.

Mike Rudd – Memories

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.

Mike Rudd – Optimistic Future for the Millennials

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.

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

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