Doug Gold – The Note Through The Wire

Lowry Bay resident Doug Gold is a retired broadcaster with a passion for historical and fact-based stories. This is the second book he has had published. The first, Fun Is a Serious Business, was the non-fiction account of More FM’s David-versus-Goliath success story.

He met Bruce and Josefine in the 1980s and ever since he first heard their remarkable tale of bravery, resilience, resistance – and love – he decided it was a story that had to be told.

He lives in Wellington with his wife, Anemarie, the eldest daughter of Josefine and Bruce.


Tim Brown talks

school and football

Wellington College old boy Tim Brown discusses the part school and football played in him creating his thriving footwear business, Allbirds.

about taking risks

After a career as a pro footballer with Wellington Phoenix and the All Whites, Tim Brown turned to making shoes.For himself initially but now for the world. Tim talks about the risks of making it in business.

advice and what to do with it.

Former All White and Phoenix player Tim Brown had plenty of advice in his football career. Much of it not worth listening to. So when he decided to start making footwear, his mates were pretty honest in their assessment. Now he’s building a booming international footwear company Allbirds and tells all aspiring entrepreneurs to just listen to the best bits.

big name endorsements

Tim Brown mixed with some of the finest footballers in the world during his All Whites career. Now the boy from Wellington College has turned his hand to business, his footwear company Allbirds is loved by New Zealand Prime Ministers, American Presidents and a swathe of Hollywood A listers.

Goal/Try of the season

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Former All White Ben Sigmund talks about why he lives in and loves Wellington. Born and bred a Cantabrian, Siggy came to the capital to play for the Phoenix and won’t leave,
One of Wellington’s favourite sons, Keith Quinn, tells us why he has lived most of his life in the capital and, after travelling the world as a rugby commentator, why it’s still the best place to call home.