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    • Andrew McNeill
      • 27 Oct 2014
      • Wellington Marathon Clinic
      • It is with much sadness that we report the passing of WMC member Andrew McNeill. Andrew lost his battle with cancer on Thursday evening.  Andrew was a prominent member of our Club, always willing to help out. He regularly assisted with the … Continue reading →
      • Accepted from WMC news 72 months ago
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    • Henry Russell Walden (1934-2013)
      • 29 Jul 2013
      • Architectural Centre Inc
      • Russell died last week. His funeral is tomorrow (Tues 30th, 3pm Old St Pauls). He was born in Timaru, studied architecture at the University of Auckland, and was awarded the first MArch in New Zealand in 1964 with his thesis: “New Zealand Anglican church architecture, 1814-1963″ – all nine volumes of it. Another first he achieved was gaining a New Zealand Post-Graduate Scholarship in Architecture. The next year he headed to Birmingham to PhD study and private practice, returning in 1978 as a Reader in Architectural History at VUW, having completed his PhD (1975) and edited the MIT Press publication: The Open Hand: Essays on Le Corbusier (1977), an early collection of essays on Le Corbusier in English. http://www.futunatrust.org.nz/wp-content/header-images/windows.jpg Russell is renowned for his passionate relationship to Futuna Chapel – the subject of his Voices of Silence (1987) – as bicultural architecture.
      • Accepted from Architecture Centre news 87 months ago
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    • Heather May dies – 28 July 2013
      • 29 Jul 2013
      • Wellington Scottish Athletics Club
      • Wellington athletics stalwart Heather May died on Sunday, aged 90.  Heather was a national high jump champion in the 1950s, narrowly missing out on selection for the 1950 Empire Games.  Over recent years, she was patron of the Wellington Masters Association.  In 2010, Heather May was awarded Life Membership by Athletics NZ President Jim Blair.    
      • Accepted from WSAC news 87 months ago
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    • Former Salient Editor Passes Away
      • 17 Mar 2013
      • Salient
      • Salient’s 1959 editor Colin Bickler passed away on January 12 at the age of 78. Bickler was born in Leeds in 1934 and migrated to New Zealand as a teenager. Always having a love for theatre, Bickler belonged to the drama club at Victoria. Bickler toyed with theatre as a career, eventually incorporating it into his journalism career. In the early ‘60s, he wrote theatre reviews for the Dominion and hosted a Sunday morning radio programme reviewing films. Bickler began his journalism career in Wellington at the Dominion, before joining the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation. In 1965, he moved to the Eastern desk of Reuters in London where he worked for 26 years. During this time he served in Kuala Lumpur, Tel Aviv, Manila, Jakarta, Nairobi, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Turkey, and reported on Malaysian conflicts and the Yom Kippur War before moving to London.
      • Accepted from Salient News Feed 92 months ago
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    • Phil Rangitaawa Passes Away
      • 13 Mar 2013
      • Petone Rugby Club
      • The Petone Rugby Football Club extends it's sincere condolences to the Rangitaawa Family on learning of Phil's passing. Phil made significant contribution to the teams he was involved with when playing for the club and was certainly "larger than life" after experiencing a life-changing injury while playing. He was greatly admired by his friends and acquaintances and will be sadly missed.
      • Accepted from Petone Rugby Club news 92 months ago
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    • Barbara Neish
      • 1 Feb 2013
      • Wellington Swimming Association
      • It is with sadness that we advise that Barbara Neish passed away 1 February 2013.  Barbara was the former Secretary and Records Secretary of Swimming Wellington and a Life Member of the Upper Hutt Swimming Club.  Our condolenses to John and His family.   Barabara’s funeral is scehduled to take place on Friday 8 February at 2pm at the Heretaunga Christian Centre in Upper Hutt.
      • Accepted from Swim Wellington Feed 93 months ago
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    • 2 greats play their last end
      • 8 Jul 2012
      • Tawa Bowling Club
      • Ivan Kostanich and Dave Baldwin have both recently passed away. Kostanich seemed ageless, winning national singles titles into his 70s. Baldwin had an illustrious career, with only Ian Dickison having won a more recent men's Commonwealth Games gold medal for New Zealand.
      • Accepted from Bowls Tawa news 100 months ago
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    • Farewell Blanket Man
      • 15 Jan 2012
      • Eye of the Fish
      • Since this is a blog devoted to the city of Wellington and its sense of place I can’t imagine that we could not mention his death. He was a permanent fixture of the streets of Wellington and was a bit of the spirit that, for me at least (and clearly others), made this city the interesting place it is to be.
      • Accepted from Eye of the Fish feed 106 months ago
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    • Chris Wanick loses cancer battle
      • 27 Nov 2011
      • Wellington Scottish Athletics Club
      • Glen Wallis writes: It is with sadness that I advise that former member Chris (Scott) Wanick lost his long battle with cancer on Thursday.  Chris will be rembered for his strength, courage and dignity.  Chris’s funeral will be held at Old St Pauls on Monday, 5 December, at 11am.
      • Accepted from WSAC news 107 months ago
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    • Bill Matson ONZM
      • 10 Aug 2011
      • Wellington Swimming Association
      • It is with great sadness that Swimming Wellington advises the passing of Bill Matson who was a Vice President of FINA, swimmings world governing body. Bill had attended the FINA World Championships in Shanghai. Bill was awarded a Queens Service Medal last year [ONZM] and was awarded the Wellington Sports Life Time Achievement Award for services to Swimming in 2010.
      • Accepted from Swim Wellington Feed 111 months ago
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    • Silent Key: Jamie Pye ZL2NN
      • 3 Jul 2011
      • Wellington VHF Group
      • Today I was made aware that Jamie Pye ZL2NN, a friend and acquaintance through Amateur Radio and someone who I of recent years had a wee bit to do with in respects to his role as the Webmaster for NZART, has become a silent key.
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    • Popular Life Member Dies
      • 2 Jan 2011
      • Waikanae Golf Club
      • It is with sadness that we record the passing of one of our Club’s long standing members and life member, John Eriksen. John had not enjoyed good health recently but his death will have come as a shock to his many friends. His funeral details will be published shortly.
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      • 97 Te Moana Rd, Waikanae Beach, Waikanae 5036, New Zealand


    • Noel Lynch
      • 18 Oct 2010
      • Star Boating Club
      • Star Boating Club was saddend to hear of the passing of Noel Lynch last weekend.
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      • The Boatshed, Odlins Plaza, Te Aro, Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand/Aotearoa



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