Chez Cecile

05:00am 01 Aug 2014 I never saw myself as a hen's party type of girl. Herds of hysterical women dressed in pink roaming the streets made me cringe. But my friends did not see it that way. There would be a hen's party here and another one in Europe and I would have no say in any of it.

Rock and Roll Mother

Why is workplace sexism still a thing?

05:00am 12 May 2014  Recently I took two phone calls in one day from men who both said: ''What? The arts editor is a woman?''

Where There's a Will

Are the All Blacks worth a costly stadium?

12:42pm 06 Jun 2014  The English rugby team will play three tests in New Zealand this month, none of them in Christchurch. Instead, we get a mid-week match between the English B and Crusaders B teams (it could still be great game, I've got tickets in The Lair ).

Blog: Game Junkie

Games writing: be transparent and honest with your readers

10:00am 20 Nov 2013  SquareEnix's Hitman Absolution has hit the headlines online this week - but not over whether it's a good game or not (I haven't played it but word is it's an OK stealth game but not a very good Hitman game) but over online trade site MCV's round-up of European review scores. 

Reporter on the Run

Marathon relies on rules of the bush

05:00am 24 Jul 2014  Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It know it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle - when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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