Paul, a former 3AW & 3LO presenter and a producer for Derryn Hinch passed away on Friday, 9 November 2012 at Caritas Christi Hospice, Kew at the age of 67 after battling oesophageal cancer which had spread to his pancreas and liver.
Paul trained to be a priest in his native New Zealand before switching to journalism. He worked at 3AW as Derryn Hinch's producer in the late 1970s, before moving to ABC Radio 774 3LO to present the Evening Program in the 1980s.
Most recently, Paul has worked in a communications role in the Victorian Education Department.
He will be sadly missed by his "extended" family, by colleagues and friends alike.
|There are 3 personal tributes|
|Bronwen Kiely |
November 12th, 2012 at 12:54 pm
Dear Paul, I'm so sorry to hear you have left us, far too early. I loved working with you at AW. You had such passion and drive. Courage to speak out for the little people regardless of the cost to yourself. A huge heart and a wicked sense of fun. Thank you for being a mentor and a friend. I'm sad my move to Sydney meant I didn't see you more recently. And I regret that I didn't get the chance to tell you in person how positive an influence you were for me. I hope you just knew. Thank you and farewell. Bronwen x
November 11th, 2012 at 11:20 pm
We shared lives at 3AW, a history in NZ, stories over great dinners and a love of life and talking about the world. What a wonderful generous friend. I will miss you!
November 11th, 2012 at 10:45 pm
My predecessor at 3LO, despite leaving in controversial circumstances, he never held this against me and became a great friend dinner companion, here and in his beloved Bali. Glad I had the chance to farewell him in person and astounded by his spirit in the face of his final challenge. I'll miss him sadly.