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Rod Vaughan


English-born and raised, Rod Vaughan began writing for Kiwi newspapers after graduating in journalism from Wellington Polytechnic. Then he began a 35 year run in state television, reporting for current affairs and prime time news. In 1985 he famously faced off against one-time New Zealand Party leader Bob Jones. After eight years with TV3's 60 Minutes, Vaughan published his 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