Bloodied but Not Beaten
This is a story about New Zealand’s most experienced television journalist, Rod Vaughan, who’s been at the forefront of news and current affairs for more than 40 years. His remarkable career has taken him to almost every corner of the world where he has reported on an extraordinary array of issues that have won him a raft of national and international awards. In this country he’s best known for his dramatic encounter with property tycoon Sir Bob Jones who left Vaughan bloodied and bruised on the banks of the Tongariro River. The episode has been described as one of the five most memorable moments in New Zealand’s television history. In Bloodied But Not Beaten Vaughan reveals the inside story of what happened on that fateful occasion. He also revisits some of his biggest investigations, offering further insights into powerful and compelling stories and providing a tantalising glimpse of the intriguing world of investigative journalism. There is also a personal account of his epic time in the New Zealand television industry which began in 1968, when news was shot on clockwork cameras and the footage edited with scissors and cellotape.
Few others have witnessed at first hand the technological transformation of the most powerful medium in the country.
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