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John Gordon

Presenter, Director

John Gordon lent his iconic voice to sheep versus canine series A Dog's Show for over 15 years. Southland-born Gordon was an agricultural student, shepherd and sharemilker before moving into rural radio broadcasting in 1973, for the NZ Broadcasting Corporation in Hamilton. Soon after he became a director and occasional reporter over 95 episodes of TV series Country Calendar. He also wrote several books on rural themes, worked for the Department of Conservation, and volunteered overseas with the Red Cross and Volunteer Service Abroad, passing on his agricultural expertise. He died in mid 2022, at the age of 75.

...presenter John Gordon deserves a lot of the kudos. He also deserves to be acknowledged as one of our best sports commentators. His voice brings stability and drapes the whole proceedings in a kind of homely prose... Writer José Barbosa praises John Gordon's work on A Dog's Show, The Spinoff, 16 October 2014