Kōrero: Holmes, Paul Scott

Holmes honoured

Paul Holmes kneels on a stool, while Jerry Mateparae places a mdeal around his neck. The outdoors ceremony is held under a marquee, with Holmes and Mateparae on a low stage and the audience seated on folding chairs.

Paul Holmes’ health failed rapidly during 2012, and the government hurriedly arranged for him to be knighted as it became clear he would not recover. The ceremony, at his Hawke’s Bay home on 17 January 2013, was conducted by Governor-General Jerry Mateparae, while family and friends looked on. ‘I want everyone to call me Sir’, Holmes told the press, ‘I’m unashamed.’ He died two weeks later.

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New Zealand Herald
by Richard Robinson

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Tim Shoebridge. 'Holmes, Paul Scott', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2022. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/mi/biographies/6h15/holmes-paul-scott (accessed 29 November 2023)