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(John) Michael Robson

Friday 15th December 2000

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Age: 61

Born: Pukekohe, January 24, 1939, son of Frederick Gerald Robson and Constance Marion Robson (nee Wallace)

Died: Karori, Wellington, December 13, 2000

Married: Marjorie Reynolds, 1963

Children: Two sons, a daughter

Educated: Bombay Primary School; Pukekohe High School; Brown University, Rhode Is (BA in American history, 1970); Harvard Business School Advanced Management Programme (1984)

Career: Sports reporter, New Zealand Herald (1956-60); New Zealand consulate-general, New York City (1961-63); Associated Press, New York City (1963-64); New Zealand Press Association, Wellington (1965-66); European bureau chief, NZPA (1970-74); NZPA, Wellington (1974-75); editor, Evening Post, Wellington (1975-81); assistant to managing director, Independent Newspapers Ltd (1981-84); managing director, INL (1984-2000)

Outside directorships: Include NZPA, Rangatira, Christchurch Press Co, Southcom, Taranaki Newspapers; former governor, New Zealand Sports Foundation

Interests: Golf, American history

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