Farewell Sir Paul, you will be missed
Paul, you will be missed
Prime Minister John Key says
today’s news that Sir Paul Holmes KNZM has passed away is
the end of a broadcasting era.
“Paul Holmes was a
gentleman broadcaster. He conducted his interviews with
intelligence and insightfulness, and while he never suffered
fools, his interviews were never without kindness and
empathy,” says Mr Key.
“He was a trailblazer in
New Zealand journalism with a style that was all his own.
“I also counted him as a friend and I want to
personally acknowledge the pain Deborah, Lady Holmes, Millie
and Reuben are now feeling and offer my heartfelt
condolences,” says Mr Key.
“Paul has been part of
New Zealanders’ lives since the 1970s. For more than a
decade he was compulsive viewing at 7pm and, up until very
recently, he was still on Q&A and his radio show. It is hard
to imagine a broadcasting spectrum without him.
was a privilege to be with him last month as he received his
Knighthood for services to broadcasting – I cannot think
of anyone who deserved this more.
Paul, you will be
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