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A recent interview with Greg King

In September this year Julia Hollingsworth of the Massey students’magazine (Massive) interviewed Greg King about his life and philosophies. The (linked) article provides a personal insight Mr King which are especially poignant now.

Greg King sits at his large, sun-lit desk wearing a navy “United States of America” hoodie. Boxes of files and folders are strewn around his designer orange couches, but there’s still a feeling of airiness in his vast Lower Hutt office. The walls are packed with pictures; there’s a sketch of University of Otago’s clock tower, a picture of his two daughters, and a photo of his best friend, Bernie Fraser (an ex-All Black and Brooke Fraser’s father), in a Fight for Life competition.

The owner of a small law practice and one of New Zealand’s most prominent defence lawyers, King has come a long way from his early beginnings. He was born to teenage parents and grew up in a state house in Whanganui. It was a happy childhood, he says. “There didn’t seem to be any stigma attached to being in a state house. It was just how we lived.” After completing high school as head boy, he went to law school at the University of Otago, took a job at a commercial law firm, and then landed a three-year internship with Judith Ablett-Kerr…. Outlink to full article

Kind regards

Murray Kirk

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