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Deborah Coddington was born on 5 February, 1953 in Waipukurau, New Zealand, is a Journalist, politician. Discover Deborah Coddington's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 67 years old?

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Occupation Journalist, politician
Age 68 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Born 5 February 1953
Birthday 5 February
Birthplace Waipukurau, New Zealand
Nationality New Zealand

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Coddington returned to journalism, writing for the Herald on Sunday and North & South. In 2019, Coddington was a judge for the Voyager Media Awards.


In November 2006, Coddington published an article, "Asian Angst", in North & South magazine, questioning immigration and referencing the high profile of "Asian" crime, talking of a "gathering crime tide" and an "Asian menace". Coddington's article attempted to justify this language by pointing to a 53% increase in police arrest figures for "Asians" over the last 10 years. However she neglected to mention that the corresponding overall "Asian" population had increased by more than 100% in that time and that the arrest rate among that "Asian" population (which was already very low compared to the general population) had halved. A member of the general population was now four times more likely to be arrested than an "Asian".


On 15 April 2005, Coddington announced that she would not seek re-election in 2005. In the announcement, she said that she did not regret entering politics, but said that she was no longer as eager to fight political battles. Coddington attributed her change in perspective primarily to her recent marriage to Wellington lawyer, Colin Carruthers QC.


Later, however, Coddington transferred her support to the ACT New Zealand party, which ranked her sixth on its party list in the 2002 election, high enough for her to enter Parliament as a list MP.


Coddington first became involved in politics in the context of the Libertarianz party, and in the 1996 election and the 1999 election, the Libertarianz ranked her second and third, respectively, on their party list.

Many New Zealanders know her as the compiler of a register of sex-offenders which aims to publicly identify those convicted of sex-crimes. This register, first published in 1996, generated considerable criticism from those who alleged it breached the rights of criminals named in it. She has also published a registry of convicted child molesters in Australia. Coddington has also had a high amount of media interest in her personal life – early in 2004 journalists widely canvassed the financial problems of Alister Taylor, her partner (and her subsequent split from him), and later the same year, the media reported Coddington's distress about attention received from Roger Kerr, the executive director of the New Zealand Business Roundtable. Kerr allegedly chased her drunk, across the grounds of parliament. Coddington described the media's portrayal of events as "wildly overblown".


From 1978 to 2004, her partner was the controversial publisher Alister Taylor, with whom she had three children.


Coddington, born in Waipukurau, worked from 1973 to 1984 as a magazine journalist, but in 1985 moved to Russell, a town in the Bay of Islands, where she owned and operated a café and restaurant. In 1989, she returned to journalism, writing for the Metro and North & South magazines. In 1993, she became a broadcaster, working for the BBC World Service's New Zealand operation. She then returned to magazines, becoming senior feature writer for North & South. In 2002, she won the Qantas Senior Feature Writer of the Year Award for her work.


Deborah Coddington (born 5 February 1953) is a New Zealand journalist and former ACT New Zealand politician.