Richard Long

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Who is Richard Long?

Richard Arthur Long, ONZM is a New Zealand journalist, and a former editor of The Dominion newspaper. He worked in the parliamentary press gallery for over 20 years, which included writing a series questioning the Think Big economic strategy of the government. The articles led Prime Minister Robert Muldoon to bar all Dominion reporters from his press conferences.

After the merger of The Dominion with The Evening Post in 2002, Long left the newspaper to become chief of staff for New Zealand National Party leaders Bill English and Don Brash.

As of 2011 he writes a political column "The Long View" for The Dominion Post.

Long was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2011 New Year Honours, for services to journalism.

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on July 23, 2013


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