Hadyn Jones

A sorry state of affairs

sorry

OPINION: Apologies are easier to swallow when served with sincerity.

The wrong track

rugby ball generic

OPINION: Why are secondary school pupils being trained like professionals, asks Hadyn Jones.

Plane madness

Plane

OPINION: There are two types of air travellers: those who stick to themselves - and people like Hadyn Jones .

My late Nana

Homemade lemonade

OPINION: Swingball sets, homemade lemonade, letters from the Queen. Hadyn Jones reminisces about his grandmother.

Lament of the nearly best man

Top hat

OPINION: Perhaps if I'd been a better mate someone would have asked me to be their best man, writes Hadyn Jones .

Cutting to the chase

Snip

OPINION: After some serious thought - and procrastination - Hadyn Jones says sayonara to his manhood.

Love thy neighbour's digger

Digger

OPINION: I had Logan totally wrong. It was his camouflage: the builder's shorts, the black singlet and the ute with the dog chained to the back. I thought I had Logan sussed.

Keeping up with the Joneses

Telephone

OPINION: Hadyn Jones introduces us to the cult of multiple personalities.-

Name dropping to influence people

My name is

OPINION: A trip to hospital reminds Hadyn Jones of the importance of memorising people's names.

Saying goodbye to a father figure

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Hadyn Jones makes a final visit to a friend, mentor and adopted dad.

Boys will be boys

cricket ball

OPINION: My wife has a dislike for boys' trips. She thinks the money would be better spent on home improvements and my time better invested in family picnics.

Wanted: A best buddy

cheers

Friends are best when they're just up the road, writes Hadyn Jones.

Admit it - the kids are in control

Baby, toddler, children, hands

The Dominion Post

OPINION: Children have invaded every cranny of Hadyn Jones' life - even Facebook.

Fearing the big snip

Scalpel

Let's be honest, what's the hurry when minor surgery is calling in a very sensitive area?

Unravelling family ties

Wedding rings, marriage

OPINION: Marriage brings families together, but it also pulls them apart a little, writes Hadyn Jones.

Seeing clearly now it's dry July

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OPINION: A house with three kids under 4 is a zoo, and the zookeeper cannot afford to be hung over.

Forgetting the Maori anthem

national anthem

OPINION: I felt quite ashamed the other night. The problem was me. I'd just inhaled a $4 pottle of chips and put my $7.50 beer down so I could stand up and belt out the national anthem unimpeded.

How we deal with the bad times

Car radio

OPINION: It was one of those weeks - the desk collapsed, the computer broke, children were sick, and the car radio broke.

Strong and daring - unlike me

ken rutherford

When it comes to saying what you think, Hadyn Jones says he'd rather be polite.

A little help from my friends

hadyn Jones

Old mates are like diamonds - they're something to treasure.

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