Gordon Dryden had a long and distinguished career in journalism, public relations and broadcasting. He became a familiar face on New Zealand television in the 1970s, fronting sports and then current affairs programming. Dryden made a name for himself as a tough interviewer on The Friday Conference, and as a talk radio host. Later he developed education books, both in print and online.
Dryden died in September 2022. In this ScreenTalk interview from 2016, Dryden talks about:
Within five or 10 minutes of the election being over, I managed to forecast what the result was going to be and I got it right within a half percent. That sort of made my name as a current affairs and sports commentator, as well, with a certain amount of knowledge...– Gordon Dryden on his impressive forecasting of a 1967 referendum