In Memory of
Paul Scott Holmes
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
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New SearchFirst Names:Paul Scott
- Also known as:Sir Paul
- Last Name:Holmes
- Birth Date:29 April 1950
- Death Date:01 February 2013
- Country:New Zealand
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Radio and television broadcaster Sir Paul (62) hosted a Saturday morning radio show on Newstalk ZB and, for 23 years, he hosted the weekday, long-standing number one rating breakfast show. He also hosted a 7pm current affairs show called "Holmes" on Television New Zealand from 1989 to 2004 and a short-lived weekly show on Prime Television in 2005. From 1996 to 2000 and from 2010 to 2011 Sir Paul also hosted "This Is Your Lif"e. From 2009, he hosted TVNZ's Sunday morning political talk show "Q+A". In 2012, he retired from broadcasting due to poor health.
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One of New Zealand's greats
I watched your funeral today Paul, it was incredibly moving, especially the eulogy by John Hawksby. The amount of people that showed up in the cathedral and the people that spoke were a testament to your life and how much you loved and were loved. Your immense talent for broadcasting and journalism was legendary and I don't think we'll see the likes in this country again. Rest in Peace.
FROM A FAN WHO ENJOYED YOUR COMPANY OVER THE AIRWAVES.
THANKYOU FOR THE VERY MANY HOURS OF COMPANY AND FOR THE ANSWERS YOU WERE ABLE TO GET OUT OF YOUR INTERVIEWS. I ALSO ENJOYED IT WHEN YOU WENT "MOA" HUNTING.GOD SPEED ON YOUR WAY SIR PAUL. LIFE IS NOT MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF BREATHS WE TAKE, BUT BY THE NUMBER OF TIMES IT TAKES OUR BREATH AWAY.
From one step kid to another
Having recently lost my cherished step dad to cancer (he didn't let the fact I wasn't his deter his fathering and support) I just want to send my love to Mille and the Holmes family at this time of grief and loss. What a great guy and awesome example of a committed father. Bless you all as you travel the road ahead with your loss
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