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Featherston Booktown Karukatea Festival 2022
Presenter Biography

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John Allen

John is an avid reader and supporter of writers, poets, illustrators, publishers and booksellers. He is currently Chief Executive of WellingtonNZ and Chancellor of Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. In past lives he has been a partner in law firm Rudd Watts & Stone and Chief Executive of New Zealand Post, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the New Zealand Racing Board. He lives in Wellington.