My concerns over euthanasia in New Zealand

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... Having spent my entire professional career taking a stance against suicide, it's hard to know how to feel about euthanasia, or "assisted dying". Yes, I know they're different things, but nonetheless, I struggle to know what Read More >

The Nutters Club: Where do you go when you need help?

On the 14th of April Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We talked with Mike King who gave us an exclusive update on Gumboot Friday's 1 million dollar milestone, and we asked listeners where they go and what they do when they need help with their mental health. With thanks Read More >

Why you trust some people more than others

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... I hate the phrase "identity politics" almost as much as I hate "political correctness." Both are invented phrases that are increasingly used by people to justify their prejudice and hate. It's particularly ridiculous because all politics Read More >

On the 7th of April Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We talked with Mike Dawes, founder of charity boxing match IT heavy hitters, talks about the importance of setting goals and regular exercise for his mental health. With thanks to NZ on Air. To listen to the audio of the Read More >

How to talk to kids about mental health

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... Answering the "What do you do at work, Daddy?" question can seem a little more complicated for someone in my occupation, or at least it has seemed that way in my head. "I talk to people" Read More >

On the 31st of March Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We talked with Mike King, the shows founder and 2019 New Zealander of the Year about Gumboot Friday, his upcoming fundraiser for free counselling for New Zealand youth. He also opened up around his recent mental health challenges after the Read More >

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... In an effort to hear more from Muslim voices following of the Christchurch mosque attacks, this week Kyle MacDonald gives his column over to Dr Khalid Shah, a trainee GP in Auckland. Dr Shah has a Read More >

PTSD and processing tragedy of Christchurch attacks

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... It feels like things might never be the same again. Like something fundamental has changed in our country, a wound that might never be truly healed. Since Friday afternoon I've frequently wept. For most of the Read More >

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