Rod Vaughan

Journalist

English born and raised, Rod Vaughan began writing for Kiwi newspapers after graduating in journalism from Wellington Polytechnic.  Then he began 35 years at state broadcaster BCNZ, reporting for current affairs and primetime news, and famously facing off against one-time NZ Party leader Bob Jones. Afer 11 years with TV3's 60 Minutes, Vaughan published autobiography Bloodied But Not Beaten in 2012.

What has driven me, as a journalist, over the years is a sense of fair play and an abhorrence of deceit and dishonesty, not to mention hypocrisy and pomposity. Rod Vaughan, in his 2012 book Bloodied but not Beaten