Colin Hogg

Colin Hogg is a legendary figure of New Zealand media who has worked as a journalist and television producer. His most recent book was Going South, a kind of travel memoir, about a roadtrip trip with his friend Gordon McBride, who later died, in 2016. Colin was born in Invercargill in 1950.

Books
Sep 25, 2017

Let's all just get fucken wasted

An excerpt from Colin Hogg's new book The High Road: A Journey to the New Frontier of Cannabis, in which he and a mate called Bruce travelled to the US for a tour of legally available dope.

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Books
Apr 4, 2016

The Monday extract: Going South, by Colin Hogg

Working in journalism means one sure thing: one day, you'll be thrown out. In this extract from his book Going South, Colin Hogg describes his career in "the scribbling game".

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Books
Mar 22, 2016

The skinny balding short-arse genius of song - Colin Hogg on Frank Sinatra

Volume two of a new biography of Frank Sinatra reveals the Chairman of the Board as an asshole of the first order.

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Books
Jan 13, 2016

‘Lou Reed Turned Against Everyone Who Tried to Help – including David Bowie’

Colin Hogg reviews a new biography of Lou Reed – which chews up the Velvet Underground genius, and spits him out from start to finish.

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Books
Oct 23, 2015

Books: Book of the Week – Wild Roads by Bruce Ansley

Colin Hogg reviews Bruce Ansley's tribute to 60 of New Zealand's best highways, byways and dirt tracks.

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