Ongoing at present
  • Run Spot Run — a website for Wellington dog owners with reviews of off-leash areas and other useful information.
  • KnowIT — my blog. I’ve been blogging since around 2000, though things moved around a bit before settling here. As of January 2013 there are around 3,000 posts.

Training and Speaking

I’ve taught more individuals, courses and workshops than I can possibly remember or list, but here are some recent items.


December 2011 to present: Admin for the A-List Blogger Club and A-List Blogging Masterclass: I look after membership matters and subscriptions and handle emails. I also provide general advice to the owner, especially on processes and procedures.



I was part of the founding organising group for Webstock 2006 and 2008.

For around 6 years I was the Web Maestro for Communitynet Aotearoa.

In the mid-90s I provided helpdesk support to Mac users for Actrix networks.

From around 1984 to 1994 I worked variously for the Adult Reading and Learning Assistance Federation (ARLA, now Literacy Aotearoa) in various roles, the Porirua Language Project as ARLA Co-ordinator and tutor trainer, and the National Resource Centre for Adult Education and Community Learning as Co-ordinator.

From around 1977 to 1984 I taught German, English and Computer Studies to adolescents at Ashburton College.

In 1976 and 1981 I travelled and lived overseas in Düsseldorf, Germany and Edinburgh, Scotland.

See my Testimonials page and About Miraz page. Contact me.