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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 Gordon became a director and occasional reporter for long-running TV series Country Calendar. He has also written several books on rural themes, worked for the Department of Conservation, and volunteered overseas with the New Zealand Red Cross and Volunteer Service Abroad, passing on his agricultural expertise. 

...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, 16 October 2014