John Gordon Death Rural tv broadcaster Died At 78

John Gordon Death:- The most popular Rural TV broadcaster has died at the age of 78.  John Gordon, remembered by many New Zealanders for his work on the television programs Country Calendar and A Dog’s Show, died last week at his home in Southland. He is pictured with his dog Fern.

John Gordon Death

John Gordon is best known for his work on television programs Country calendar and A dog showed at his home in Southland. A resident of Otautau since 2011, Gordon died last week at the age of 78. Gordon had reduced his professional activities, but he occasionally compiled written material for the Thornbury Vintage Tractor Club.

He participated in 95 editions of the Country calendar from 1976 to 1984, mainly as a writer-director, with some presentations in front of the camera.

John Gordon Death

Gordon served as presenter and commentator for A dog show (sheepdog trials) for 17 years – 1977-94. He was a freelance journalist from 1982 and did contract work for television and radio, as well as written work for commercial companies.

From 1982-to 83, five documentaries he directed and wrote were shown on television. Under the name of The Sudlandersthey featured the people and places of the province.

The documentaries were titled: At Peg’s (Taylor’s Hotel, Ohai), The Wyndham Fishermen (Wyndham, Mataura, and Mimihau rivers), The forgotten coast (Progress Valley-Waipapa Point and the people who live there), Married to the Place (views of Southland through the eyes of an artist) and The settlers (the new colony in the Te Anau Basin).

He has written seven published books – People places and paddocks, Southern Mountains, Three sheep, and a dog, Outside the city, What’s her name (dog names), Fresh fields and Go (Gordon’s time in Vietnam).

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