OPENING SALVO This time last year, a Herald column written by Sir Paul saw him immediately and near-universally attacked for being racist.
Why would anyone in their right mind want to front up to the annual Waitangi Day circus and expose themself to physical and verbal abuse?
"Waitangi Day has been turned into a day where Maori try to shame European New Zealanders. It is devisive and should be replaced with New Zealand Day to bring the country together."
NBR looks back on the broadcaster's life and times.
Prime Minister John Key says Sir Paul was a "trailblazer in New Zealand journalism".
"I will miss him. It's a sad day come too soon."
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