Ralph Hotere, one of New Zealand’s greatest artists died in February 2013. My personal tribute to him appeared in an article I wrote for the magazine Tui Motu – InterIslands in its June 2013 edition. To read it, click on the above title listed under the tab ‘Published Pieces’
The Dunedin branch of the NZ China Friendship Society has taken an interest in my “Friendship First, Competition Second” story and has featured it in their newsletter. To see it on the Dunedin website, click here.
Interest in the Shanghai story has come from a couple of table tennis sources. The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has a special news item on it. Click here.
See the look of concentration and determination captured on Yvonne’s face.
Table Tennis New Zealand has also posted a link to the story on their website.
The Shanghai Get-together 2014 writing awards were a highlight of my eight days in China just before Christmas. Here is an article in the newspaper Global Times – an interview they did in connection with my prize winning story. Click here.
This weekend I’m off to China for the awards of the Shanghai Get-Together international writing competition to receive my second prize. There were 162 essay entries received from over 30 different countries.
My essay was entitled “Friendship First, Competition Second – a story of how Ping Pong Diplomacy led to an enduring friendship over 40 years.”
Looking forward to a great event!