English-born journalist Gordon Bick arrived in New Zealand in 1964. Within two years he was producing current affairs show Compass. His Kiwi career came to an abrupt halt when he resigned in protest over claimed government interference in a special about decimal currency. Bick put his side of the story in book The Compass Affair, and crossed the Tasman to produce current affairs for the ABC and Channel Nine.
Above all my attitude to journalism and television production has been to tell it as it is, despite the weak-minded, one-sided mentality of politicians. Politicians don’t like truth — they prefer to bend it or hide it under the carpet. Gordon Bick