This morning’s ODT carries the sad news of the sudden death of Richard Walls.
He won the Dunedin North seat for National in 1975, the last person from that party to hold a seat in the red city.
He was a former Dunedin mayor,
current and city councillor and a businessman who was passionate about his city and the south.
I served on a board with Richard, appreciated his contributions. He often took a contrary view which made us think about an issue in a different way and he always did it with good humour.
He was also an occasional commenter, under a pseudonym, on this blog.