James Borrowdale

James Borrowdale is a freelance journalist.

Books
Jul 15, 2020

What it's like to be raided by armed police for cannabis

An extract from the new book Weed: A New Zealand Story, by James Borrowdale. 

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Vodafone
Jun 9, 2020

Conversation came back: How Covid-19 changed the way we communicate

On March 23 prime minister Jacinda Ardern announced that in 48 hours the country would go into lockdown. New Zealanders had a primal reaction: they called their loved ones. 

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Sports
Nov 21, 2019

In praise of Neil Wagner, the Black Cap who forges beauty out of brutality

Mark Reason says this merchant of intimidation is boring. Here is why he's wrong.

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UnitecS1
Mar 25, 2019

How to harness a dog’s super power (and start a new career)

Two years ago Augusta Grayson was working in advertising, now she's running her own dog training business. James Borrowdale met Grayson (and Frank the Dachshund) to learn about Unitec's Certificate in Animal Management.

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Tax Heroes
Apr 14, 2018

The young Māori woman on a mission to give ‘the man’ a makeover

No one likes the tax man. Not even his mum. But Dany Miller-Kareko is the modern friendly face of the IRD, who is out to convince Kiwis she’s here to help. James Borrowdale followed her around Auckland while she tried.

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