Warwick George ROGER

Auckland, Auckland


ROGER, Warwick George. Adored baby brother of Elaine and late Ron Hollinger. Loved Warwick of David, Rodney, Dianne and Peter. At peace, many memories.

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Warwick gave me a second start as a journalist and writer. He took a chance on work I submitted. I'm not sure he ever knew how much that meant to me. I'm glad I was able to pay public tribute to him one night at the Journalism awards. He had the vision, as everyone notes. He had the brains, the style, the toughness and the dedication to have Metro hum so well, and to make it such a strong force. He also had the best sort of enquiring mind and a willingness to avoid default settings of...

me at Bodleian Library, 2016

Dear Robyn, it has been a long time since writing for North and South but I wanted to say that there was an empty feeling in me when I read that Warwick had died. I guess he has had a terribly hard time with illness but it is still sad, he was a real inspiration, much braver than I in tackling tough issues. I was really grateful that he chose the side of phonics way back when he wrote the Metro article Adventures in the Reading Trade. I still remember him in my University office quizzing me...