• David Barber

    Public Email dbarber@clear.net.nz
    Website http://www.davidbarber.co.nz

    David Barber is one of New Zealand's most travelled journalists, reporting from more than 50 countries during a 50-year career as a foreign correspondent. He was on the staff of the New Zealand Press Association for 20 years, including spells in Sydney covering Australia (1965-69), Singapore, reporting from India to Japan, including the Vietnam War (1969-73), London, covering Europe (1973-77) and Washington DC, responsible for the Americas (1980-81). He was the sole print journalist on the frigate HMNZS Otago, which the New Zealand government sent into the Pacific in 1973 to protest French nuclear tests in the atmosphere. He freelanced from 1984-2012, covering foreign affairs and trade for New Zealand's National Business Review and as NZ correspondent for some of the world's top newspapers, including The Independent, London, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Melbourne, and the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong. He was New Zealand correspondent for the German Press Agency, dpa, from 1999 until retiring from daily journalism at the end of 2012. He is a Life Member of the New Zealand Parliamentary Press Gallery.An account of his career, Whizzing All Over the Place - A foreign correspondent's memoir was published in July 2015.
    It was launched by Sir Anand Satyanand, who writes on the back cover:"These crisply written highlights and amusing anecdotes from David's 50-plus years at the typewriter in England, New Zealand and in many Asian settings are a memorable passing parade of our times, seen through sharp eyes and an inquiring mind. Readers are in for a treat of good writing and firmly drawn opinions to savour. Whizzing All Over the Place is sure to enliven memories and spark many conversations." "David's book is terrific," said writer Dame Fiona Kidman. "Your book is lively and amusing. I am enjoying it," said former NZ Prime Minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer.
    Earlier books were Gliding on the Lino: The wit of David Lange (1987) and Don't Vote - It Only Encourages Them! (2004)


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    Whizzing All Over the Place - A foreign correspondent's memoir.

    An account of my 60 years in journalism, particularly half a century as a foreign correspondent reporting from more than 50 countries and writing for some of the world's leading newspapers.

    Don't Vote - it only encourages them !

    A collection of quotes - serious and funny, many cynical - by and about politicians all over the world.

    Gliding on the Lino: The Wit of David Lange

    A collection of quotes by the former New Zealand Prime Minister David Lange (1942-2005), the wittiest and funniest politician in the country's history, who steered his Labour government through a radical reform of the economy and introduction of an anti-nuclear policy enshrined in legislation which led to isolation by its traditional ally the United States.

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