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John Newton is a poet, and the author of The Double Rainbow: James K Baxter, Ngati Hau and the Jerusalem Commune (2009) and his acclaimed study Hard Frost: Structures of Feeling in New Zealand Literature (2017). John was born in Blenheim in 1959.