Author(s): Joe Bennett
Since his last collection of columns, Joe Bennett's been shaken and stickered, protected from bureaucrats by a Bulgarian in a frock and deprived of his favourite drinking hole. He's defied a council, eaten a rabbit, witnessed a marriage, saved a dog, failed to save a Venetian pigeon and much, much more. Throughout it all he has maintained the presence of mind to write columns of grace, wit and sense. Here are 45 of them.
Joe Bennett's newspaper columns are syndicated throughout the country. On five occasions since 1998 he has been judged New Zealand's Columnist of the Year, most recently in 2011. He lives in Lyttelton.