I was the Athens correspondent for​ Radio New Zealand of Wellington, New Zealand from 1995 to 2010.

The Morning Report of the radio network used the bulk of my reports including November 15, 1995 - Greece, December 5, 1995 - Greece, January 9, 1996 - Greek PM, January 17, 1996 - Papandreou, January 31, 1996 - Aegean, July 29, 1996 - Athens prison, November 14, 1996 - Drugs, December 6, 1996 - Strike, January 16, 1997 - Lyceum, September 8, 1997 - Olympics, October 2, 1997 - Gold, October 30, 1997 - Greece shipwreck, February 3, 1998 - Greece strike, December 16, 1998 - General strike, February 17, 1999 - Ocalan supporters, February 19, 1999 - Kurdish protests/Cabinet, March 29, 1999 - Embassy protest, September 8, 1999 - Athens earthquake, December 24, 1999 - Greek Christmas, April 11, 2000 - Election race, April 28, 2000 - Games preparation, July 12, 2000 - Wildfires-hot weather, September 28, 2000 - Express Samina sinking, September 29, 2000 - Divers waiting, April 27, 2001 - Nationwide 24 hour strike in Greece, December 13, 2001 - British plane spotters all freed, July 4, 2002 - Greek police arrest suspect from “17 November” organisation, July 19, 2002 - Police in Greece have made a major breakthrough, August 7, 2002 - Greek security have discovered a stockpile of weapons and explosives near Athens stadium, October 24, 2002 - Greece’s capital Athens has elected its first woman mayor, April 17, 2003 - Violent clashes close to a key European Union summit in Athens, June 23, 2003 - Explosives laden ship seized off Greece, December 19, 2002 - The mastermind of a Greek guerrilla group has been given the longest sentence in the country’s legal history, March 17, 2004 - Can the Athens Olympics be ready in 150 days?, April 29, 2004 - For the first time organisers of the Olympics have taken out insurance against the event not going ahead, May 6, 2004 - Bomb attack on Athens police station has intensified fears that the Olympic Games could be targeted, May 13, 2004 - Athens Olympics-Greeks still have plenty of issues on their plate, July 5, 2004 - Greece were crowned European champions for the first time when they beat Portugal 1-0 in final, July 6, 2004 - Greeks welcome country’s victorious soccer team at airport, July 15, 2004 - Greeks are being asked to pick up the slack and buy unsold Olympic Games tickets to avoid greeting the world with empty stadiums in a month’s time, August 7, 2004 - Contribution for Kim Hill Show, August 8, 2004 - Closing ceremony Athens Olympics, December 16, 2004 - Six hostages remain on board hijacked bus in Athens, August 15, 2005 - Plane crashes north of Athens, August 16, 2005 - Plane disaster in Greece, October 19, 2005 - H5N1 strain of bird flu may have reached EU, January 23, 2007 - Ancient Greek religious rites revived, July 26, 2007 - Heatwave sweeping south Eastern Europe, August 27, 2007 - Raging forest fires on the outskirts of ancient Olympia stopped, March 25, 2008 - Pro-Tibet demonstrators have disrupted the ceremonial lighting of the Olympic torch in Greece, June 9, 2008 - Earthquake in Greece, December 8, 2008 - Rioting in Greece sparked by fatal shooting of a teenage boy, December 10, 2008 - Greece is bracing itself for more violence, August 24, 2009 - Fires strike the suburbs of Athens, August 25, 2009 - Fires die down in Athens, February 11, 2010 - 24 hour strike by public sector working in Greece and May 6, 2010 - Three die in Athens riots.

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