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Publications

Books

A History of the Eastern Kaweka Ranges (NZFS Napier 1984)
The History of Farming at Kuripapango (NZFS Napier 1984)
The Early Sawmilling Industry in Hawkes Bay, Vol 1 (NZFS Napier 1985)
Farming in the Mohaka State Forest, 1860-1950 (NZFS Napier 1985)
Early Huts of the Northern Ruahine and Central Wakarara Ranges, 1860-1950 (NZFS 1986)
Farming in the Gwavas State Forest, 1860-1950 (NZFS 1986)
The Early Sawmilling Industry in Hawkes Bay, Vol 2 (NZFS 1986)
Farming in the Esk State Forest, 1860-1950 (NZFS 1986)
A Short History of the Gwavas State Forest, 1944-1986 (NZFS 1986)
Hawke's Bay: Lifestyle Country (Cosmos, June 1991)
Wonderful Wairarapa (Cosmos, October 1991)
Wellington/Kapiti Coast (Cosmos, December 1992)
Hawke's Bay The History of a Province (Dunmore Press, Palmerston North, 1994, reprinted 1995).
   (Winner, "Highly Commended" category, J M Sherrard Awards 1996.)
Havelock North The History of a Village (HDC, Hastings, 1996)
Napier City of Style (Random House, Auckland 1997)
Kiwi Air Power The History of the RNZAF (Reed, Auckland 1998)
Working Together The History of Carter Oji Kokusaku Pan Pacific Ltd 1971-1993 (Pan Pac, Napier 1999)
New Zealand's Engineering Heritage (Reed, Auckland 1999)
Battle for Crete: New Zealand's Near-Run Affair, 1941 (Reed, Auckland 2000, reprinted with new title 2003)
   (Originally published as A Near-Run Affair New Zealanders in the Battle for Crete, 1941 )
Quake Hawke's Bay 1931 (Reed, Auckland 2001, reprinted with revised photographic selection 2006)
Town and Country The History of Hastings and District 1860-2001 (HDC, Hastings 2001)
Blue Water Kiwis New Zealand's Naval Story (Reed, Auckland 2001)
Desert Duel New Zealand's North African War (Reed, Auckland 2002)
Wings Over New Zealand A Social history of New Zealand Aviation (Whitcoulls, Auckland 2002)
Italian Odyssey New Zealanders in the battle for Italy 1943-45 (Reed, Auckland 2003)
Rails Across New Zealand A Social history of Rail Travel (Whitcoulls, Auckland 2003)
Pacific War New Zealand and Japan 1941-1945 (Reed, Auckland 2003)
The Reed Illustrated History of New Zealand (Reed, Auckland 2004)
Western Front: the New Zealand Division in the First World War (Reed, Auckland 2005)
Freyberg's War: The Man, the Legend, and Reality (Penguin, Auckland 2005)
Cars Around New Zealand a history of Kiwi cars (Whitcoulls, Auckland 2005)
Escape! Kiwi POW's on the run in World War II (Random House, Auckland 2006) (Editor)
Fighting Past Each Other the New Zealand Wars 1845-1872 (Reed Childrens Books, Auckland 2006)
Two Peoples, One Land - the New Zealand Wars (Reed, Auckland 2006)
Trucks Around New Zealand (Whitcoulls, Auckland 2006)
Fantastic Pasts: Imaginary adventures in New Zealand history (Penguin, Auckland 2007)
Torpedo! Kiwis at sea in World War II (Random House, Auckland 2007) (Editor)
New Zealand's Military Heroism (Reed, Auckland 2007)
Motorbikes around New Zealand (Whitcoulls, Auckland 2008)
Big Ideas: 100 Wonders of New Zealand Engineering (Random House, Auckland 2009)
Old South: Life and Times in the Nineteenth Century Mainland (Penguin, Auckland 2009)
Behind Enemy Lines: Kiwi freedom fighters in WWII (Random House, Auckland 2010) (Editor)
Shattered Glory: the New Zealand experience at Gallipoli and the Western Front (Penguin, Auckland 2010)
Historic Hawke's Bay and East Coast (David Bateman, Auckland 2010)
Guns and Utu: a Short History of the Musket Wars (Penguin, Auckland 2011)
New Zealand on the Move: 100 Kiwi road, rail and transport icons (Random House, Auckland 2011)
Convicts: New Zealand's hidden criminal past (Penguin, Auckland 2012)
Trains, tunnels, bridges: icons of our Kiwi railway history (Whitcoulls, Auckland 2013)
Illustrated History of New Zealand (David Bateman, Auckland 2013)
The New Zealand Wars: a brief history (Libro International, Auckland 2014)
Living on shaky ground: the science and story behind New Zealand's earthquakes (Penguin Random House, Auckland 2014)
Coal: the rise and fall of King Coal in New Zealand (Daivd Bateman, Auckland 2014)


Papers

'Sir Joseph Ward and New Zealand Naval Defence, 1907-13' (Political Science, July 1989)
'The policy origins of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand' (Reserve Bank of New Zealand Bulletin, Vol. 69, No. 3, September 2006)
'Introducing the Moniac: an early and innovative economic model' (with Tim Ng) (Reserve Bank of New Zealand Bulletin, Vol. 70, No. 4, December 2007).

'Mordacious years: socio-economic aspects and outcomes of New Zealand's experience in the Great Depression' (Reserve Bank of New Zealand Bulletin, Vol. 72, No. 3, September 2009)


Articles

'The Commercial Civil Servant' (Energywide, Vol 1 No.2, June 1987)
'Gulf Crisis The Delicate Balance' (Energywide, Vol 1 No.3, October 1987)
'Superconductors In from the Cold' (Energywide, Vol 1 No.4, December 1987)
'Falcon Vacuforms Down Under' (Scale Aircraft Modelling, February 1989)
'Supership' (New Zealand Listener, Vol 125 No. 2598, 30 December 1989)
Hawkes Bay Pioneering 3040-1900 (8-article series, Daily Telegraph):
    1. 'Shaping Early HB Society' (13 March 1990)
    2. 'The 1840's Profit Motive' (20 March 1990)
    3. 'Frozen Meat Timely Saviour for HB' (27 March 1990)
    4. 'Land Speculation Explosion' (3 April 1990)
    5. 'Long Haul from Poor to Well-To-Do' (10 April 1990)
    6. 'Middle Class Towns' (17 April 1990)
    7. 'High Life of the 1890's' (24 April 1990)
    8. 'Hawkes Bay's Changing Way of Life' (1 May 1990)

'Dissenter in the Admiralty' (New Zealand Listener, 23 April 1990)
'HMS New Zealand The Naming of a Battlecruiser' (New Zealand Navy News, Vol 16 No.1, Autumn 1990)
'Public Adoration Heralded Birth of Military Might' (Daily Telegraph, 6 October 1990)
'Big Hurrahs for HMS New Zealand' (The Press, 13 October 1990)
'Ronald Woolf Memorial Exhibition 1990' (Camera New Zealand, December 1990)
'When We Bought Our First Battleship' (Dominion, 27 December 1990)
Patriotic Gift to Homeland made Kiwis Proud' (Otago Daily Times, 19 January 1991)
Settlers with an eye to business' (Dominion, 26 January 1991)
Contributions to 120 Years In Print, the Daily Telegraph Double Diamond Jubilee publication, 1 February 1991):
    1. The Victorians
    2. Frozen Meat trade brings prosperity
    3. A New Century brings new lifestyles
    4. War, depression hit HB
    5. Tragic quake adds to economic woes
    6. State projects the key to NZ's recovery
    7. 1950's herald massive development in HB
    8. Technology sets century apart

'City of style rose quickly from the rubble' (Daily Telegraph, 2 February 1991)
'After the Quake' (Dominion Sunday Times, 3 February 1991)
'Von Luckner The Gentleman Warrior' (Dominion Sunday Times, 17 March 1991)
'Tasman Model Products' (Airfix Magazine, Vol 3, No.1, April 1991)
''Kiwis' Enjoy Easter Air Show' (Aviation News, Vol 19 No.26, 10-23 May 1991)
'Up, Up and Aermacchi' (Daily Telegraph, 11 May 1991)
'Monospar puts pilot on the map.' (Daily Telegraph, 30 May 1991)
'Photographing Models' (Airfix Magazine, Vol 3., No.2, May 1991)
'Aermacchi Trainers for the RNZAF' (Aviation News, Vol 20, No.1, June 1991)
'New Zealand National IPMS Championships' (Airfix Magazine, Vol 3, No.3, June 1991)
'Enthusiasm and Enterprise lifted aerial mapping pioneer off ground' (Otago Daily Times, 8 June 1991)
'Skyhawks spend time in Australian Skies' (Daily Telegraph, 28 June 1991)
'Skyhawks Return to Nowra' (Airforces Monthly, No. 40, July 1991)
'Aermacchi Acquisition to give RNZAF a timely boost' (Australian Aviation, July 1991)
'Kiwi Air Force staff enjoying Aussie Exchange Experience' (Marlborough Express, 2 July 1991)
'They're flying our planes over there!' (Otago Daily Times, 8 July 1991)
'RNZAF Hawking its Services to the Aussies' (Sunday Star, 14 July 1991)
'Skyhawks Break New Ground in Tasman defence' (The Canberra Times, 14 July 1991)
'Closer Defence Relations' (Evening Post, 20 July 1991)
'Piet van Asch: pioneering aerial mapper' (The Press, 10 August 1991)
'Repairs start on Strikemasters' (Otago Daily Times, 14 August 1991)
'Strikemasters may be back by September' (Marlborough Express, ?? August 1991)
'Kahu Skyhawks in Service' (Aviation News, Vol 20, No. 9, September 1991)
'RNZAF Skyhawks Deployed to Nowra' (Aviation News, Vol 20 No. 9, September 1991)
'Strikemaster troubles not surprising' (Aviation News, Vol 20 No. 10, September 1991)
'NZ Defence Review of Crucial Importance to Region' (Australian Aviation, September 1991)
'Flying the Macchi' (Evening Post, 19 October 1991)
'Aermacchi hurtles acrobatically above the clouds' (Otago Daily Times, 23 October 1991)
'One Man and His Plane' (Evening Post, 26 October 1991)
'Monospar Faithful Friend for Pioneer' (New Zealand Herald, 29 October 1991)
'First Flight in an Aermacchi' (Marlborough Express, ?? October 1991)
'Mapping by Monospar' (Air Enthusiast 44, November 1991)
'Riding the clouds pure Macchi magic' (Daily Telegraph, 2 November 1991)
'Bullseye!' (Aviation News, Vol 20 No.13, 8-21 November 1991)
'A-4K 'Kahu' Skyhawk' (Airfix Magazine, Vol 3 No. 9, December 1991)
'Cook left mark on HB despite staying at sea' (Daily Telegraph, 28 December 1991)
'Colonial 'progress' saw bush felled, pests arrive in Hawke's Bay' (Daily Telegraph, 31 December 1991)
'Booming Hawke's Bay looked to improved lifeline' (Daily Telegraph, 7 January 1992)
'Health Care Rare in early Hawke's Bay' (Daily Telegraph, 11 January 1992)
'Double Standards in attitudes to crime' (Daily Telegraph, 14 January 1992)
'Early Hawke's Bay embraced sport, literature' (Daily Telegraph, 30 January 1992)
'What's in a Name?' (Daily Telegraph, 21 January 1992)
'Education prized by Bay settlers' (Daily Telegraph, 25 January 1992)
'Napier Toasts its Heritage' (Evening Post, 3 February 1992)
'Stretching back over centuries' (Daily Telegraph, 21 March 1992)
'Conditions tough for Taradale's founding families' (Daily Telegraph, 21 March 1992)
'Holding Back the Floods' (Daily Telegraph, 21 March 1992)
'The 3090's years of growth and stability.' (Daily Telegraph, 21 March 1992)
'From shake to slump to merger' (Daily Telegraph, 21 March 1992)
'South Pacific Relief' (Aviation News, Vol 20, No. 20, 13-26 March 1992)
'Aerial Mapping Pioneer was frequent Blenheim visitor' (Marlborough Express, 2 April 1992)
'Not all black for the winged Kiwis' (Air International, Vol 42 No.5, May 1992)
'Seeds of welfare in early extremism' (Dominion, 12 May 1992)
'Big Cat from the Iron Works' (Scale Aircraft Modelling Vol 14 No.9, June 1992)
'Building a Jet Mistletoe' (Airfix Magazine, Vol 4 No.2, July 1992)
'Snow Rescue Gobbles Air Force Cash' (Dominion, 24 July 1992)
'Funding Questions Highlighted by Snow Rescue' (Marlborough Express, 28 July 1992)
'Flying in an RNZAF Aermacchi MB-339C' (Aviation News, Vol 21 No. 6, 31 July - 13 August 1992)
'RNZAF Adds up Costs of Stock Relief' (Otago Daily Times Quarterly Supplement, August 1992)
'Snow Rescues Raise Funding Questions' (Aviation News, Vol 21 No.8, 28 August-10 September 1992)
'Woodbourne Plays its Part in successful Air Force exercises' (Marlborough Express, 13 October 1992)
'Tasman DH.89 Dragon' (Military Style, No.2, October 1992)
'Military adopt corporate plan to keep the peace' (Dominion, 16 November 1992)
'New Zealand's new bank notes' (New Zealand Banker, November 1992)
'Underdog Provides Surprises in South East Asia' (Aviation News, Vol 21, No. 14, 20 Nov, 3 Dec 1992)
'Exercises Underline Kiwi Defence Policies' (Australian Aviation, No.83, December 1992)
'Updated RNZAF Skyhawks leave positive impression.' (Otago Daily Times, 9 December 1992)
'Politics, Fear behind Battle of Omaranui' (Daily Telegraph, 29 December 1992)
'Nuclear navy fleets dwindling away' (Dominion, 4 January 1993)
'Murder confirms settlers fears over Hauhaus' (Daily Telegraph, 5 January 1993)
'Colonel able to capitalise on his fame' (Daily Telegraph, 9 January 1993)
'Outcome of Battle never in doubt' (Daily Telegraph, 12 January 1993)
'Battle achieves aims at a price' (Daily Telegraph, 16 January 1993)
'RNZAF says goodbye to beloved 'Blunty' (Marlborough Express, 24 February 1993)
'Woodbourne's future looks secure now' (Marlborough Express, 31 March 1993)
'Strikemaster Retirement' (Aviation News, Vol 21 No. 4, 26 March/8 April 1993)
'RNZAF Strikemasters' (Air Pictorial, Vol 55 No. 4, April 1993)
'Worn out nurses of WW1 lost sense of time' (The Press, 30 April 1993)
'Patching up victims of First World War' (Evening Post, 24 April 1993)
'High Costs for RNZAF of Somalia mercy mission' (Otago Daily Times, 16 June 1993)
'Visits to Woodbourne fewer as world duty calls' (Marlborough Express, 16 June 1993)
'The Payback in defence co-operation' (Dominion, 23 June 1993)
'RNZAF Restores Hope in Somalia' (Aviation News, Vol 22 No. 4, July 1993)
'Australian co-operation essential to New Zealand Defence Policy' (Australian Aviation No. 90, September 1993.)
'New Zealand Nurse at War' (Daily Telegraph, 30 September 1993)
'Bureaucracy keeps nurses in London.' (Daily Telegraph, 21 September 1993)
'Malta posting takes toll of WW1 nurse.' (Daily Telegraph, 23 September 1993)
'To Egypt and England.' (Daily Telegraph, 28 September 1993)
'At Peace Again 1930 and Beyond.' (Daily Telegraph, September 30 1993)
'Life After ANZUS' (Marlborough Express, 27 October 1993)
'Defence exercises policy 'cornerstone'' (Otago Daily Times, 8 November 1993)
'2 Million Acres Sold in Buy-up' (Daily Telegraph, 29 December 1993)
'Domett's Legacy Still With Us' (Daily Telegraph, 30 December 1993)
'A Billionaire of his Time' (Daily Telegraph, 31 December 1993)
'Dispute Dogs Reclamation Project' (Daily Telegraph, 4 January 1994)
'McLean Promoted Peace by Conciliation' (Daily Telegraph, 5 January 1994)
'Controversy Dogged Sutton' (Daily Telegraph, 6 January 1994)
'Youth, Energy back Bid for Land' (Daily Telegraph, 7 January 1994)
'Tomoana War Leader and Politician' (Daily Telegraph, 8 January 1994)
'Feud Marred Pastoralist's Life' (Daily Telegraph, 10 January 1994)
'Tiffen pushed for Napier-Taradale Road' (Daily Telegraph, 11 January 1994)
'Flora and Fauna Farmer's Passion' (Daily Telegraph, 12 January 1994)
'Ormond Respected Statesman' (Daily Telegraph, 13 January 1994)
'Chief sought peaceful, legal action' (Daily Telegraph, 14 January 1994)
'Part of History lost in Fire' (Daily Telegraph, 14 January 1994)
'Land Owner fought Liberal Policy' (Daily Telegraph, 15 January 1994)
'Te Hapuku proves Tough Negotiator' (Daily Telegraph, 17 January 1994)
'Fortune or Bust for Thomas Tanner' (Daily Telegraph, 30 January 1994)
'Colenso Dominated Intellectual Life' (Daily Telegraph, 19 January 1994)
'Celebration Inspired by Napier's Art Deco Heritage' (Dominion Sunday Times, 30 January 1994)
'Pre-Quake Napier had its own style' (Impact, February 1994)
'New Styles Entrenched Well Before Quake' (Daily Telegraph, 15 February 1994)
'Strategic Plan Heralds New Future for Woodbourne' (Marlborough Express, 23 February 1994)
'First Settlers brought wine to HB' (Impact, March 1994)
'Defence forces face up to shrinking funds' (Dominion, 4 March 1994)
'Modelmaker to Increase Production' (Evening Post, 5 March 1994)
'Classics in Scale Trans Tasman Modelling Venture' (Classic Wings Downunder, Issue 1, April-June 1994)
'Early Cars were Status Symbols' (Impact, April 1994)
'Scenario Set for Another Korean War' (Dominion, 12 April 1994)
'Napier Hospital has had Troubled History' (Daily Telegraph, 4 May 1994)
'Air Force teams' skills to be put to test' (Marlborough Express, 4 May 1994)
'Kiwi aircraft take off in flying contest' (Dominion, 16 May 1994)
'Kiwis never given their due credit' (Dominion, 2 June 1994)
'The Kiwis who helped change history' (Marlborough Express, 2 June 1994)
'Hawke's Bay airmen played major role' (Daily Telegraph, 5 June 1994)
'Good old, bad old days' (Dominion, 9 June 1994)
'Hawke's Bay once home of 'land rings'' (Daily Telegraph, 30 June 1994)
'Chance meeting leads to lease' (Daily Telegraph, 21 June 1994)
'The plains change hands' (Daily Telegraph, 25 June 1994)
'Tensions give rise to repudiation' (Daily Telegraph, 28 June 1994)
'Govt steps in as Maori lands grievances mount' (Daily Telegraph, 2 July 1994)
'The fall of an apostle' (Daily Telegraph, 5 July 1994)
'Classics in Scale: Falcon Models' (Classic Wings Down Under, August 1994)
'The Royal Australian Air Force' (Air International, Vol 47, No.2, August 1994)
'RNZAF Relief work in Rwanda.' (Marlborough Express, 24 August 1994)
'When land deals ruled' (Dominion, 25 August 1994)
'New Zealand's Herculean aid effort well-received' (Dominion, 7 September 1994)
'Operation Reforge Wraps Up in Rwanda' (NZ Wings, October 1994)
'Classics in Scale' (Classic Wings Down Under, October-December 1994)
'Fincastle Trophy/Exercise Blackbird' (NZ Wings, November 1994)
'RNZAF Helicopters' (NZ Wings, November 1994)
'Defence Under Siege' (Marlborough Express, 3 November 1994)
'New Zealand Defence Under Siege' (Australian Aviation, December 1994)
'Early Pioneers Full of Ambition' (Daily Telegraph, 27 December 1994)
'Rollercoaster ride of heroism, success' (Daily Telegraph, 27 December 1994)
'Arranged marriage doomed' (Daily Telegraph, 28 December 1994)
'The Bay's First Medical Man' (Daily Telegraph, 29 December 1994)
'Pioneer Principal' (Daily Telegraph, 30 December 1994)
'HB's First Sheep Farmer' (Daily Telegraph, 31 December 1994)
'Boisterous Trader' (Daily Telegraph, 3 January 1995)
'Napier home to NZ's first female dentist' (Daily Telegraph, 4 January 1995)
'Pioneering Missionary' (Daily Telegraph, 5 January 1995)
'Crime part of whaler life in the 3040s' (Daily Telegraph, 6 January 1995)
'Trendsetting typographer' (Daily Telegraph, 7 January 1995)
'The man behind the settlers' (Daily Telegraph, 10 January 1995)
'Innovative school inspector' (Daily Telegraph, 11 January 1995)
'First families arrive in 3050' (Daily Telegraph, 12 January 1995)
'Founder of a milling dynasty' (Daily Telegraph, 13 January 1995)
'Bank manager hobnobbed with the elite' (Daily Telegraph, 14 January 1995)
'Recreating the Golden Age' (Evening Post, 13 February 1995)
'Art Deco Heritage Feted by City' (The Press, 15 February 1995)
'Dicey Transfers High Above Hawke's Bay' (Daily Telegraph, 26 February 1995)
'Aerial Refuelling co-operative sign' (Otago Daily Times, 1 March 1995)
'New Projects for Air Force' (NZ Wings, March 1995)
'Air Force Sink Trawler' (NZ Wings, March 1995)
'Refuelling on High' (Dominion, 21 March 1995)
'Refuelling boosts Anzac teamwork' (Marlborough Express, 23 March 1995)
'Sealift for the Soldiers' (New Zealand Defence Quarterly, No. 8, Autumn 1995)
'Aerial Sustenance' (NZ Wings, April 1995)
'When Maori fought Maori at Moutoa' (Dominion, 5 April 1995)
'Picton Gateway to the Sounds' (Daily Telegraph, 30 April 1995)
'Classics in Scale Expatriate Kiwi in Australia' (Classic Wings Down Under, April-June 1995)
'Exercise Willoh Aus/NZ Refuelling Inaugurated' (Australian Aviation, May 1995)
'Iroquois Crashes at Waiouru' (New Zealand Wings, May 1995)
'Aermacchi MB-339CB in RNZAF Service' (New Zealand Wings, May 1995)
'Orion Re-Wing Commenced' (New Zealand Wings, June 1995)
'Visit has Long Term Effects' (Evening Post, 14 June 1995)
'Jet trainer no lemon' (Marlborough Express, 15 June 1995)
'British Ships Visit after 'no-nukes' assurance' (Daily Telegraph, 17 June 1995)
'The French Blast On Regardless' (Dominion, 23 June 1995)
'Macchi Compressor Blades Reinforced/Orion Training in SE Asia (New Zealand Wings, July 1995)
'French need bomb tests to maintain nuclear credibility' (Marlborough Express, 12 July 1995)
'Disaster Waiting to Happen' (Daily Telegraph, 22 July 1995)
'Plight of the Northumberland/Steamer Capsizes' (Daily Telegraph, 25 July 1995)
'Heroism saves crew of Northumberland/Bolting the Stable Door' (Daily Telegraph, 29 July 1995)
'Air Force Exercises in Fiji/Shelly Bay Closed' (NZ Wings, August 1995)
'Coming of nuclear age' (Dominion, 16 August 1995)
'Tongariro "magnificent" in 3057' (Dominion, 4 October 1995)
'Tribunal Report Omits Crucial Evidence' (Daily Telegraph, 14 October 1995)
'Classics in Scale: Ventura Hobby Products' (Classic Wings Downunder, Vol 2 No.4, Oct-Dec 1995).
'Mercy Dash' (New Zealand Wings, November 1995)
'Navy Choices' (New Zealand Wings, November 1995)
'Colourful, charismatic Dr Waterworth' (Daily Telegraph, 6 January 1996)
'Land ownership precarious in early HB' (Daily Telegraph, 6 January 1996)
'Letters home give picture of travels during wartime' (Daily Telegraph, 6 January 1996)
'Hard work took Tucker to the top' (Daily Telegraph, 6 January 1996)
'Back country hut was hideout for killer' (Daily Telegraph, 9 January 1996)
'Home in the hills for Howlett' (Daily Telegraph, 9 January 1996)
'Redoubt a reminder of Te Kooti land battle' (Daily Telegraph, 9 January 1996)
'A Hawke's Bay man in France' (Daily Telegraph, 9 January 1996)
'Politics an unintentional career move' (Daily Telegraph, 13 January 1996)
'Well known aviator lost' (Daily Telegraph, 13 January 1996)
'NZ Dreams came to a tragic end' (Daily Telegraph, 13 January 1996)
'Scottish settlers in Hawke's Bay' (Daily Telegraph, 13 January 1996)
'The voyage to Napier' (Daily Telegraph, 13 January 1996)
'Victorians and the 'demon drink'' (Daily Telegraph, 16 January 1996)
'A busy office in the 3080's' (Daily Telegraph, 16 January 1996)
'Journeying to capital with sheep for market' (Daily Telegraph, 16 January 1996)
'Was early Hastings known as Hicksville?' (Daily Telegraph, 16 January 1996)
'William Colenso Land Speculator' (Daily Telegraph, 20 January 1996)
'Influenza claimed more lives than quake' (Daily Telegraph, 20 January 1996)
'Military need behind building of Taupo road' (Daily Telegraph, 20 January 1996)
'Land rivalry led to battle between chiefs' (Daily Telegraph, 20 January 1996)
'Napier fetes its flirtation with California' (Otago Daily Times, 27 January 1996)
'Early quake "as fierce as disaster of '31"' (Daily Telegraph, 3 February 1996)
'Cook failed to dazzle Maori 'Indians'' (Sunday Star Times, 4 February 1996)
'A treaty to tame Europeans' (Dominion, 6 February 1996)
'Classics in Scale Plastic Modelling News' (Classic Wings Downunder Vol 3 No.2, April-June 1996)
'More Kiwi Aermacchi MB-339CB's to fly in 1996' (Australian Aviation, May 1996)
'Snapshots of the Past' #1 (The Havelock North Village Press, 1 May 1996)
'Low Level Delivery' (New Zealand Wings, May 1996)
'Snapshots of the Past #2' (The Havelock North Village Press, 28 May 1996)
'Snapshots of the Past #3' (The Havelock North Village Press, 12 June 1996)
'Skytrain tests RNZAF and RSAF transport skills' (Australian Aviation, July 1996)
'Submarine hunting in the Bay of Plenty' (New Zealand Wings, July 1996)
'Skyhawk Down' (New Zealand Wings, July 1996)
'Snapshots of the Past #4' (The Havelock North Village Press, 10 July 1996)
'Snapshots of the Past #5' (The Havelock North Village Press, 24 July 1996)
'Snapshots of the Past #6' (The Havelock North Village Press, 21 August 1996)
'Snapshots of the Past #7' (The Havelock North Village Press, 6 September 1996)
'Snapshots of the Past #8' (The Havelock North Village Presss, 16 September 1996)
'Snapshots of the Past #9' (The Havelock North Village Press, 30 October 1996)
'Snapshots of the Past #10' (The Havelock North Village Press, 30 October 1996)
'A quiet hero of New Zealand aviation' (Daily Telegraph, 2 November 1996.)
'Developer of aerial mapping' (Evening Post, 8 November 1996)
'Snapshots of the Past #11' (The Havelock North Village Press, 13 November 1996)
'Eccentric artist's gifts sparked controversy' (Daily Telegraph, 19 November 1996)
'Snapshots of the Past #12' (The Havelock North Village Press, 27 November 1996)
'Rochfort was early bush trekker' (Daily Telegraph, 24 December 1996)
'Journey through land of hot pools and volcanoes' (Daily Telegraph, 24 December 1996)
'Bleak existence for Victorian job-hunters' (Daily Telegraph, 3 January 1997)
'Violence and beauty on rugged journey to Taupo' (Daily Telegraph, 3 January 1997)
'Charles Weber Revolutionary Railwayman' (Daily Telegraph, 8 January 1997)
'Land negotiations put country on edge' (Daily Telegraph, 8 January 1997)
'Bay's first Oldsmobile drew awed attention' (Daily Telegraph, 14 January 1997)
'Despite pain, Colenso journeyed through parish' (Daily Telegraph, 14 January 1997)
'Snapshots of the Past #13' (The Havelock North Village Press, 15 January 1997)
'Snapshots of the Past #14' (The Havelock North Village Press, 29 January 1997)
'Few HB Maori sign treaty' (Daily Telegraph, 4 February 1997)
'Snapshots of the Past #15' (The Havelock North Village Press, 12 February 1997)
'Snapshots of the Past #16' (The Havelock North Village Press, 26 February 1997)
'RNZAF P-3K Orions in Transition', (Australian Aviation, March 1997)
'Havelock's Southern Counterpart!' (The Havelock North Village Press, 12 March 1997)
'Snapshots of the Past #17' (The Havelock North Village Press, 12 March 1997)
'Snapshots of the Past #30' (The Havelock North Village Press, 25 March 1997)
'Fatal floods struck 100 years ago' (Daily Telegraph, 8 April 1997)
'Snapshots of the Past #19' (The Havelock North Village Press, 9 April 1997)
'Snapshots of the Past #20' (The Havelock North Village Press, 23 April 1997)
'Snapshots of the Past #21' (The Havelock North Village Press, 7 May 1997)
'Snapshots of the Past #22' (The Havelock North Village Press, 23 May 1997)
'Snapshots of the Past #23' (The Havelock North Village Press, 4 June 1997)
'Snapshots of the Past #24' (The Havelock North Village Press, 30 June 1997)
'New Details Uncovered U Boat Attack in Napier' (Daily Telegraph, 26 June 1997)
'Snapshots of the Past #25' (The Havelock North Village Press, 16 July 1997)
'Snapshots of the Past #26' (The Havelock North Village Press, 30 July 1997)
'Snapshots of the Past #27' (The Havelock North Village Press, 13 August 1997)
'Napier and Hastings: 130 years of rivalry' (Daily Telegraph, 10 September 1997)
'Snapshots of the Past #28' (The Havelock North Village Press, 24 September 1997)
'Snapshots of the Past #29' (The Havelock North Village Press, 8 October 1997)
'Snapshots of the Past #30' (The Havelock North Village Press, 19 November 1997)
'Snapshots of the Past #31' (The Havelock North Village Press, 10 December 1997)
'Snapshots of the Past #32' (The Havelock North Village Press, 30 December 1997)
'Hau Hau movement stirred unease in Hawke's Bay' (Daily Telegraph, 10 January 1998)
'Poorly armed 'volunteers' hoped to avoid battle' (Daily Telegraph, 10 January 1998)
'Conflict complicated by politics, fear and prejudice' (Daily Telegraph, 10 January 1998)
'Snapshots of the Past #33' (The Havelock North Village Press, 14 January 1998)
''Industry' history has shortcomings' (Daily Telegraph, 23 January 1998)
'Napier town 'part of promise to Maori'' (Daily Telegraph, 24 January 1998)
'Chief Hapuku stood up to Pakeha negotiator' (Daily Telegraph, 24 January 1998)
'Settler thinking 'missed point'' (Daily Telegraph, 24 January 1998)
'Economic collapse defeated Maori efforts' (Daily Telegraph, 27 January 1998)
'Snapshots of the Past #34' (The Havelock North Village Press, 28 January 1998)
'Government of 3051 promised Maori medical services' (Daily Telegraph, 5 February 1998)
'Most of Havelock North now under Maori land claim' (The Havelock North Village Press, 11 February 1998)
''Part two of the story on the Maori land claim on Havelock North' (The Havelock North Village Press, 25 February 1998)
'Waitangi Maori Land Claim Part 3' (The Havelock North Village Press, 11 March 1998)
'Waitangi Land Claim the final instalment' (The Havelock North Village Press, 25 March 1998)
'Snapshots of the Past #35' (The Havelock North Village Press, 25 March 1998)
'Snapshots of the Past #36: Havelock North's early musicians' (The Havelock North Village Press, 6 May 1998)
'Snapshots of the Past #37 (The Havelock North Village Press, 20 May 1998)
'Spanish beat Cook to HB' (Daily Telegraph, 21 May 1998)
'Did the Portugese beat Tasman?' (Otago Daily Times, 26 May 1998)
'Snapshots of the Past #38: the real Donald McLean' (The Havelock North Village Press, 4 June 1998)
'How Portugal's traders beat Tasman, perhaps' (The Press, 9 June 1998)
'Snapshots of the Past #39 NZ Wars The Havelock Connection #1" (The Havelock North Village Press, 17 June 1998)
'Today's claim goes back 150 years' (Daily Telegraph, 30 June 1998)
'McLean's actions contrary to Treaty' (Daily Telegraph, 19 June 1998)
'Ahuriri price affected by Waipukurau debacle' (Daily Telegraph, 20 June 1998)
'Kiwis aided mercy mission' (Sunday Star Times, 21 June 1998)
'Snapshots of the Past #40 Havelock North vs South' (Havelock North Village Press, 15 July 1998)
'Bomber gift proved costly' (Sunday Star Times, 30 August 1998)
'Pressure on Whitmore for victory in the east' (Daily Telegraph, 3 September 1998)
'Snapshots of the Past #41 NZ Wars the Havelock connection #2' (Havelock North Village Press, 9 September 1998)
'Kiwi airmen helped defend Singapore' (Daily Telegraph, 12 September 1998)
'Snapshots of the Past #42 The NZ Wars - the Havelock connection #3' (Havelock North Village Press, 7 October 1998)
'Snapshots of the Past #43 Let's talk about the good guys' (Havelock North Village Press, 17 December 1998)
'Historians debate debt for land scandal' (Daily Telegraph, 31 December 1998)
'Govt law reform led to debt for land sales' (Daily Telegraph, 2 January 1999)
'How HB storekeepers exploited debt for land' (Daily Telegraph, 5 January 1999)
'Meanee at centre of debt for land deals' (Daily Telegraph, 6 January 1999)
'Government warned about debt-for-land practises' (Daily Telegraph, 9 January 1999)
'3073 sales commission led to Repudiation Movement' (Daily Telegraph, 11 January 1999)
'Cloak-and-dagger sales to avoid Repudiation Committee' (Daily Telegraph, 13 January 1999)
'Snapshots of the Past #44 (untitled)' (Havelock North Village Press, 14 January 1999)
'Snapshots of the Past #45 (untitled)' (Havelock North Village Press, 28 January 1999)
'Snapshots of the Past #46 A senseless feud' (Havelock North Village Press, 11 February 1999)
'Snapshots of the Past #47 Young Pharazyn's Revenge!' (Havelock North Village Press, 25 February 1999)
'Snapshots of the Past #48 (untitled)' (Havelock North Village Press, 22 April 1999)
'Snapshots of the Past #49 (untitled)' (Havelock North Village Press, 29 July 1999)
'Snapshots of the Past #50 The "other other" John Chambers' (Havelock North Village Press, 29 July 1999)
'Snapshots of the Past #51 The Importance of Meaning" (Havelock North Village Press, 26 August 1999)
'Snapshots of the Past #52 Often poignant snapshot of life' (Havelock North Village Press, 22 November 1999)
'Snapshots of the Past #53 Rail avoided Havelock for cost reasons' (Havelock North Village Press, 9 December 1999)
'Snapshots of the Past #54 Local place names commemorate glorious myths' (Havelock North Village Press, 17 December 1999)
'Snapshots of the Past #55 National power pioneer from 'the Village'' (Havelock North Village Press, 17 December 1999)
'Leading lights of early Hawke's Bay' (Hawke's Bay Today, 1 January 2000)
'New Zealand Engineering An Historical Perspective', (New Zealand Engineering, Vol. 54/9, January 2000)
'Snapshots of the Past #56 What is a historian?' (Havelock North Village Press, 3 March 2000)
'Defending Freyberg from Crete Fallout' (Sunday Star-Times, 21 May 2000)
'Snapshots of the Past #57" (Havelock North Village Press, 29 June 2000)
'Snapshots of the Past #58 Hawke's Bay's earliest drink and drive incident?" (Havelock North Village Press, 13 July 2000)
'Snapshots of the Past #59" (Havelock North Village Press, 27 July 2000)
'Earthquake fire and water: the real story' (Hawke's Bay Today, 1 February 2001)
'Still battling over Crete' (Dominion, 25 April 2001)
'Heretaunga plains sale: what really happened?' (Hawke's Bay Today, 28 December 2001)
'Heretaunga plains lease a double-edged sword' (Hawke's Bay Today, 29 December 2001)
'Heretaunga plains sale forced through writ' (Hawke's Bay Today, 2 January 2002)
'Heretaunga plains grants sold individually' (Hawke's Bay Today, 3 January 2002)
'Final signatures gained for Heretaunga sale' (Hawke's Bay Today, 4 January 2002)
'Heretaunga history: a deeper understanding' (Hawke's Bay Today, 5 January 2002)
'Hawke's Bay on the Main Trunk Line?' (Hawke's Bay Today, 7 January 2002)
'Understanding the big HB Quake of 1931' (Hawke's Bay Today, 8 January 2002)
'Making history not always a hazard-free task' (Hawke's Bay Today, 9 January 2002)
'Battlecruiser party in Hawke's Bay in 1913' (Hawke's Bay Today, 10 January 2002)
'Why was Crete lost? The arguments still rage' (Hawke's Bay Today, 11 January 2002)
'HMS Achilles journey to the River Plate' (Hawke's Bay Today, 12 January 2002)
'What if the quake hadn't happened' (Hawke's Bay Today, 3 February 2002)
'Against all odds how Kiwis created a legend' (Sunday Star-Times, 16 June 2002)
'New Zealander's Role at El Alamein ensured a historic victory' (Hawke's Bay Today, 12 October 2002)
'Naming theme for Bay has brutal history' (Hawke's Bay Today, 30 January 2003)
'Hastings never called Hicksville' (Hawke's Bay Today, 25 January 2003)
'Napier VC winner slept through "off"' (Hawke's Bay Today, 1 February 2003)
'Taradale linked to County Meath' (Hawke's Bay Today, 8 February 2003)
'Familiar streets, big names, real people' (Hawke's Bay Today, 15 February 2003)
'Mutiny propelled Havelock into limelight' (Hawke's Bay Today, 22 February 2003)
'Japanese rulers saw NZ as part of empire in 1942' (Hawke's Bay Today, 6 January 2004)
'HB earthquake was our biggest disaster' (Hawke's Bay Today, 8 January 2004)
'Colenso left first-hand account of Treaty signing' (Hawke's Bay Today, 15 January 2004)
'Colour used to be a simple black-and-white issue' (Hawke's Bay Today, 16 January 2004)
'Kiwi Commandos in Pacific battleground' (Hawke's Bay Today, 28 January 2004)
'Rough passage for HB Pioneers' (Hawke's Bay Today, 28 January 2004)
'Tiptoe in the Park' (Dominion Post, 15 June 2004)
'Sleeping city awakens' (Dominion Post, 15 March 2005)
'Freyberg criticisms revisited' (Hawke's Bay Today, 23 April 2005)
'Hell on French fields' (Hawke's Bay Today, 23 April 2005)
'Legendary forces' (Dominion Post, 24 April 2005)
'Commander "had no equal"' (Hawke's Bay Today, 30 December 2005)
'The enigma that was Makarini' (Hawke's Bay Today, 4 January 2006)
'Mass murder near Gisborne raised few eyebrows' (Hawke's Bay Today, 10 January 2006)
'Hawke's Bay's role in NZ wars' (Hawke's Bay Today, 21 January 2006)
'Our "before" and "after"' (Hawke's Bay Today, 1 February 2007)
'Architectural shake-up' (Hawke's Bay Today, 14 February 2007)
'Bay man pioneered flight in NZ' (Hawke's Bay Today, 10 March 2007)
'The Mystery of NZ's history' (The Press, 7 April 2007)
'Gallipoli: death of innocence' (The Dominion-Post, 21 April 2007)
'If the Japanese had got through...' (The Dominion-Post, 21 April 2007)
'William Malone - the hero of Chunuk Bair' (Hawke's Bay Today, 25 April 2007)
'Heroism of ordinary men' (The Press, 30 August 2007)
'No spy loose in Bay in WW2?' (Hawke's Bay Today, 22 September 2007)
'Wild colonial ways editorial sore point' (Hawke's Bay Today, 5 October 2007)
'Now we lie in Flanders fields' (New Zealand Listener, 13-19 October 2007)
'Provinces served a limited need' (Hawke's Bay Today, 20 October 2007)
'Voices in the village' (Hawke's Bay Today, 24 November 2007)
'Theft attacks deeds of our blokes' (Hawke's Bay Today, 4 December 2007)
'More to chew on Moa' (Hawke's Bay Today, 8 January 2008)
'The cost kept on shaking' (Hawke's Bay Today, 2 February 2008)
'Tales of courage in tragedy echoes heroism of the past' (Hawke's Bay Today, 2 February 2008)
'Festival Shows Change' (Hawke's Bay Today, 9 February 2008)
'Health crisis in historical context' (Hawke's Bay Today, 23 February 2008)
'Sir Andrew - Our Man in Gallipoli' (Hawke's Bay Today, 21 April 2008)
'Rail service built with private cash' (Hawke's Bay Today, 10 May 2008)

'Works' end marks the end of an era' (Hawke's Bay Today, 17 May 2008)
'Flattery spurred naming of Bay' (Hawke's Bay Today, 25 June 2008)
'Insight into tawdry colonial politics' (Hawke's Bay Today, 5 July 2008)
'Could the Bay take another major quake?' (Hawke's Bay Today, 27 August 2008)
'Bay has its own air mystery' (Hawke's Bay Today, 7 October 2008)
'Historic building not worth the risk to life' (Hawke's Bay Today, 13 October 2008)
'Idealism and the southern cowboy spirit' (Sunday Star-Times, 13 September 2009)
'A time to reflect' (Sunday Star-Times, 25 April 2010)
'Independence Daze' (New Zealand Listener, 26 June 2010)
'Bloody end to a dismal day' (Nelson Mail, 26 June 2010)
'New light shed on origins of Maori' (The Press, 28 July 2010)
'Truth in War' (Sunday Star-Times, 1 August 2010)
'Huge cost of blood was all for naught' (Hawke's Bay Today, 7 August 2010)
'Counting dreadful human cost of Hawke's Bay earthquake' (Hawke's Bay Today, 29 January 2011)
'Hope carries us through the hardest of times' (The Dominion-Post, 11 March 2011)
'Quake jolts old Napier memories' (Napier Mail, 16 March 2011)(syndication of 'Hope carries...')
'Peace pushes destruction aside' (New Zealand Herald, 5 April 2011)
'Gallipoli did not found NZ's sense of identity, but reflects its spirit' (The Dominion-Post, 23 April 2011)
'Battle for Crete part of a slow-evolving Kiwi legacy'' (The Dominion-Post, 24 May 2011)
'A tour that let a divided society vent its anger' (The Dominion-Post, 15 July 2011) (Online title differs)
'Lessons from Napier's 1931 earthquake' (The Press, 29 January 2012)
'Quake Disaster Remembered'' (Napier Mail, 15 February 2012) (syndication of 'Lessons...')
'Rebuild echoes original plans' (The Press, 18 August 2012)


Reviews

Review of Bronwyn Elsmore 'Like Them that Dream', (Hawke's Bay Today, 14 October 2000)
Review of Michael King 'Moriori: A People Rediscovered' (Hawke's Bay Today 28 October 2000)
Review of Caroline Phillips 'Waihou Journeys' (Hawke's Bay Today 16 November 2000)
'A losing battle', review of Lynn McConnell's 'Galatas: courage in vain' (Dominion Post, 22 April 2006)
'All the functions of a postage stamp', review of Gavin McLean's 'The Governors' (Dominion Post Weekend, 4 November 2006)
'But what about the flat whites?', review of Redmer Yska's 'Wellington: biography of a city' (Dominion Post Weekend, 30-31 December 2006)
'History as dada', review of Clive James' 'Cultural Amnesia' (Sunday Star-Times, 3 June 2007)
'Innocence found', review of Biyi Bandele's'Burma Boy' (Sunday Star-Times, 29 July 2007)
'Dear Old Uncle Heinrich', review of Katrin Himmler's 'The Himmler Brothers' (Sunday Star-Times, 16 September 2007)
'Plenty of mud, but it's dry', review of Glyn Harper's 'Dark Journey' (Sunday Star-Times, 7 October 2007)
'Art's powerful insight', review of Jennifer Haworth's 'The Art of War' (Dominion Post, 20 October 2007)
'Brilliant, gullible, arrogant, timid...human', review of James McNeish's 'The Sixth Man' (Sunday Star-Times, 16 December 2007)
'Books for our solemn hour' (Sunday Star-Times, 20 April 2008)
'Shots that echo' (Sunday Star-Times, 13 July 2008)
'The China Syndrome' (Sunday Star-Times, 3 August 2008)
'Oral history for the strong of stomach' (Sunday Star-Times, 17 August 2008)
'Kip the man', review of Denis McLean's 'Howard Kippenberger: dauntless spirit' (New Zealand Listener, 22 November 2008)
'The fall of the house of ushers', review of Wayne Brittenden's 'The Celluloid Circus (Sunday Star-Times, 23 November 2008)
'Rush to Glory', review of Stevan Eldred-Grigg's 'Diggers, Hatters and Whores' (New Zealand Listener, 29 November 2008)
'Consummate historian turns back time', review of Simon Schama's 'The American future: a history' (Sunday Star-Times, 22 February 2009)
'Honouring the prophet in sobering style', review of Keith Newman's 'Ratana, the prophet' (Sunday Star-Times, 1 March 2009)
'Historian digs deeper than Anzac Cove and El Alamein', review of Jeff Hopkins-Weise ''Blood Brother: the Anzac Genesis', (Sunday Star-Times, 22 March 2009)
'Fine character portrait of legendary public servant', review of Hugh Templeton (ed)'Mr Ambassador: Memoirs of Sir Carl Berendsen, (Sunday Star-Times, 12 April 2009)
'The fernleaf and the fury', Anzac day 2009 wrap-up review (Sunday Star-Times, 19 April 2009)
'The longest day', review of Antony Beevor's 'D-Day' (New Zealand Listener, 13-19 June 2009)
'The Empire strikes back', review of James Belich's 'Replenishing the Earth' (Sunday Star-Times, 20 September 2009)
'Pakeha, too, have a rich, full history', review of John Andrews 'No Other Home Than This'' (Sunday Star-Times, 1 November 2009)
'History impressive but driven by a purpose', review of Judith Binney's 'Encircled Lands: Te Urewera, 1820-1921' (Sunday Star-Times, 27 December 2009)
'World Where You Live', review of Jeffrey Paparoa Holman's 'Best of Both Worlds' (Sunday Star-Times, 14 March 2010)
'Birth of a nation: Anzac day wrap-up review' (Sunday Star-Times, 25 April 2010)
'Official historian sets record straight on baby-eaters and war victims'
(Sunday Star-Times, 19 September 2010)

'The Blame Game'
(New Zealand Listener, 25-31 December 2010)
'Histories Without End'
(Sunday Star-Times, 27 February 2011)
'A Lens on the Hard Truths: books for children and adults about both world wars mark Anzac day' (New Zealand Listener, 23-30 April 2011)
'Hello Goodbye'
(New Zealand Listener, 27 August 2011)
'War On Film'
(New Zealand Listener, 1 October 2011)
'The mother and daughters of a disaster'
(New Zealand Listener, 22 October 2011)
'Filling the void'
(New Zealand Listener, 12 November 2011)
'Into the national memory
' (Sunday Star-Times, 27 November 2011)
'A thirst for knowledge
' (Sunday Star-Times, 15 January 2012)
'
'What it was like' (New Zealand Listener, 21 January 2012)
'Weekend Warriors'
(New Zealand Listener, 11 February 2012)
'A riotous frontier'
(Sunday Star-Times, 6 May 2012)
'A land before a Treaty'
(Sunday Star-Times, 10 June 2012)

Contributions to Dictionary of New Zealand Biography

'Richard Tucker' (Vol 2)
'Piet van Asch' (Vol 5)


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