Well, I didn't realise it at the time, but my 28th birthday saw my name in print. My first story published on paper (the one on the gals going to Sacramento for the waka ama world champs) - not the whole thing (that's here), but it's got the byline and that's enough for me (at the moment).
Thanks Mat and the team at the Kapi-Mana News - much appreciated. (Guess that makes me a Fairfax fiend... sigh.)