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Hit the High Road

  • Waitakere Central, West Auckland’s Civic Building in Henderson. 6 Henderson Valley Road Auckland, Auckland, 0612 New Zealand (map)

Colin Hogg with Russell Brown


With New Zealand continuing to argue the seemingly never-ending debate on legalising cannabis, writer Colin Hogg hit the road to see what moral decline had descended upon those parts of America – one of the most conservative countries in the world – where the drug is now legal. As high times hit America with laws shifting and attitudes changing, Colin Hogg’s new book The High Road takes us on an adventure that’s one part Hunter S. Thompson and one part Bill Bryson. Riding shotgun to discuss the book will be journalist Russell Brown, who has written extensively about the issues surrounding cannabis law reform.

Colin Hogg is one of New Zealand's best-known journalists. Hogg grew up in Dunedin and Invercargill where he joined the Southland Times as a cadet reporter. He has written columns about being a man for the New Zealand Woman's Weekly off and on for over 30 years and also worked in television as a writer, producer,  and occasional presenter and director. The High Road is his ninth book.
Russell Brown is a broadcaster, journalist and web publisher. He is the host of Māori Television’s Media Take and the founder of the Public Address group blog. He writes regularly about drug policy issues for various publications. He has been writing and publishing internet content for 21 years.

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