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More info for your readers who may be able to help after reading some of Pat's history ..
Legendary newsman Pat Plunket was a journalist. He moved from Gisborne, where he started out as a cadet on the local paper in the 1950s. He was at various times chief reporter of the Dominion, editor of South Pacific TV news in Wellington and chief reporter in the Radio New Zealand newsroom. He died 13 Dec 2006 in Wellington and his ashes were interred in Taruheru cemetery Gisborne on 1 Aug 2015.
He is mentioned numerous times in this story written by Maggie Barry in Sep 2007
He has a well-known son, Oliver 'Sean' Plunket (1964-), who is a NZ broadcast journalist.
Up to Dec 2015 he hosted a slot on Radio Live, taking over from Michael Laws. Up until 2014 he wrote a weekly column for The Dominion Post. He has been a recipient of Qantas Media Awards in radio and television categories, the New Zealand Radio Awards and the 2001 European Union Journalist Award.
This is Sean's Facebook page. Send him a private message and ask him. You never know ..
Just realised that Pat is buried with Edgar William Michael Wallis (1879-1948) & his wife Caroline (nee Spence 1880-1958). They married in 1903 and one of their 3 children was Elsie Emily Mary Wallis who married Jack Plunket in 1939.
* 1904 - 1986 Elsie Emily Mary Wallis
* 1905 - 2019 Frederic Edgar 'Bruce' Wallis
Frederic died 2 July 2019 and is buried with his parents & Pat in Plot 8, Block 10 at Taruheru cemetery
* 1909 - 1937 Maurice Peter Douglas Wallis
Maurice died at his parent's home in Gisborne 15 Dec 1937 aged 28 and is buried Plot 7, Block 10 at Taruheru cemetery
I believe that Pat Plunket is buried with his grandparents and that his parents were Jack Plunket (1903-1972) & Elsie Wallis (1904-1986).
Pat was the first born. His siblings were Caroline, Wendy & William 'Bill' Plunket
Ngairedith how wonderful and kind you are and so very helpful. Thank you so much. I really appreciate the trouble you took to locate the information. It is very helpful indeed as I had previously hit a brick wall.
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