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Grant McLachlan

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Grant McLachlan is the grandson of Charlie and Mary McLachlan - the central characters of Sparrow. Born on the 30th anniversary of his grandfather's liberation, Grant interviewed over 100 war veterans and travelled throughout twelve countries to research a true story told in the way the veterans of Sparrow Force wanted them told.​

A former barrister, solicitor, and hearings commissioner, Grant has worked in Parliament as a researcher and advisor. His columns in New Zealand newspapers and his pro-bono work has assisted many people involved in disputes with central and local government authorities.

Starting his research with the purchase of a Sony Handycam in September 2003, as each day of interviewing his grandparents completed he verified

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To view online published article, please click here.The stoush between the Wellington mayor and a movie industrialist encapsulates what is wrong with the property industry.In response to Sir Peter Jackson’s criticism of the style, taste, and transparency of a proposed development on a former seaplane air force base, the mayor’s defence seemed to be only that there was a housing crisis.The mayor’s Read more of this blog post »
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“Egotorial: An editorial in broadcasting or print media where the subject matter is secondary to the superficial, pretentious, antagonistic, or materialistic ego of the author.”
Grant McLachlan

“Few politicians have exceeded my low expectations of them.”
Grant McLachlan

“The prerequisite for a banker is Strait As and no talent.”
Grant McLachlan

“Politicians go to a lot of effort to do as little as possible.”
Grant McLachlan

“If consultants followed their own advice, they wouldn't tell anyone.”
Grant McLachlan

“Writing is a master craft in the finest art,
the loneliest profession in the most social science,
the most influential medium in the toughest industry,
yet is the most under-rated profession.”
Grant McLachlan

“Exceed expectations" is such a lispy term. I hope that it never infiltrates the bedroom or sport.”
Grant McLachlan
tags: humour

“Housework is the most productive procrastination close to a deadline.”
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