David Beatson

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David Colin Beatson (14 April 1944 – 21 September 2017) was a New Zealand journalist, media analyst and broadcast presenter.[1] He was editor of the New Zealand Listener in the 1980s.[2] He worked as Chief Press Secretary to 1990s New Zealand Prime Minister Jim Bolger.[3]

Beatson died on 21 September 2017, following a lengthy undisclosed illness.[4]


  1. ^ "Is The Goodnight Kiwi About To Say Goodbye?". Victoria University of Wellington. Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  2. ^ "David Beatson". Pacific Media Centre. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  3. ^ Tahana, Yvonne. "Outsider's place at Tainui table upsets some in tribe". The New Zealand Herald. APN New Zealand Limited. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Broadcaster David Beatson dies following long illness". The New Zealand Herald. 21 September 2017. Retrieved 21 September 2017.