Eastern Courier : September 14th 2011
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The former school principal was well-known for his com- munity involvement as chair- man of the Howick Residents and Ratepayers Association. During his time on the association he embarked on a number of high profile legal battles and was an avid writer of letters to the editor. He was a firm believer in speaking up for community concerns. Mr Wylie actively campaigned against plans for the fire-damaged whare in Howick s Emilia Maud Nixon Garden of Memories. Howick Local Board mem- ber Jim Donald says some of his fondest memories of Mr Wylie date back to their time spent in the Environment Court fighting against the Manukau City Council. Russell was campaigning well into his 80s, Mr Donald says. He was such an amazing man, he always spoke with such dignity. After four years in the role, Mr Wylie retired as associ- ation chairman in 2005. He will be one man that goes down in Howick his- tory, Mr Donald says. Fellow association member Henry Perkins describes Mr Wylie as a well-respected man in every field. He held various positions of responsibility over the years, including the principal s pos- ition at Rongomai Primary School. He had a number of awards bestowed upon him during his time, Mr Perkins says. It was always great to work alongside Russell as I admired his intellect. Mr Wylie was brought up in Auckland. In 1945 he was drafted to the army and subsequently recruited for the J Force. He spent a year in Japan posted to the 22nd battalion as second lieutenant. Over the following years Mr Wylie pursued a career in education. He spent some time in the King Country in the late 1960s as principal of Turaki Primary School. During this time he was foundation secretary of the Taumarunui Principals Association, president of the local New Zealand Edu- cational Institute branch and a representative on the com- mittee of various branches. He was also the chairman of the Maori Education Advancement Society from 1969 to 1974. More recently Mr Wylie was awarded the Howick Community Board Citizen of the Year in the 2010 Howick Showcase Awards. He received a Paul Harris Fellowship from the Howick Rotary Club in 2009 recognis- ing his outstanding contri- bution to the community. He was a member of the Howick Operatic Society, now the Harlequin Theatre, and appeared in 11 musicals between 1972 and 1983. He was later involved in a number of operas, musicals and pantomines Auckland- wide. In 1995 he received a merit award from the New Zealand Federation of Operatic Societies in recognition of his years of service. He had a lovely voice and a great presence on stage, close friend Julia Banks says. She says the multi-talented Mr Wylie perpetrated the concept of Songs for You, a concert featuring Harlequin Theatre performers. It provides an evening of entertainment at a low cost and has been running for 15 years. The grandfather of four is survived by son Bruce and daughters Judy Battersby and Evelyn Fox and their husbands Derek and Mal- colm. His wife Bernice died in 1990. Mr Wylie s funeral was held in Howick on Tuesday. The family has requested that in lieu of floral tributes a donation is made to Save the Children NZ, PO Box 38 504, Howick 2145. Trackside seats for Cox Plate Win: Be in to win tickets to the Tatts Cox Plate in Melbourne Entries are pouring in as readers vie for the chance to win a trip for two to see the spectacu- lar Tatts Cox Plate in Melbourne. The Moonee Valley Racing Club, in conjunc- tion with the Eastern Courier is giving away the $5000 return trip that includes six nights at the spectacular Crown Metropol from October 19-23, entry to a number of Cox Plate events, premium hos- pitality on race day and tickets to Love Never Dies at the Princess Theatre, Courtesy of Tourism Victoria. Write the answer to the following question on the back of an envel- ope and post it in to Tatts Cox Plate Compe- tition, Eastern Courier, PO Box 76-400, Manu- kau 2241, to go into the draw: What hotel will you be staying at in Melbourne if you win the prize draw? You can also email the answer to online.admin @snl.co.nz. Entries close at 5pm on October 2 and are open to people aged 18 and over. Watch this paper over the next two weeks for two more questions and chances to enter the draw. More about the Tatts Cox Plate and competition terms are in today s e-edition version of the Eastern Courier. Go online to www.eastern courier.co.nz, click on Latest Edition. Gems of Auckland history revealed The development of Auckland from its earliest days to the 21st century is the sub- ject of a new exhibition at the central city library. Curator Georgia Prince says gems from the library s Sir George Grey Special Coll- ections form a centre- piece for the exhibition called Auckland Aka- rana -- The Wonderful Isthmus. Auckland was described as the won- derful isthmus by Cornwall Park donor John Logan Campbell. In the exhibition is a letter from William Hobson in October 1840 describing Auck- land as the very point of junction between natural water com- munications which extend right and left through three-quarters of the island . Back in 1840 com- munication via sea was critical, Ms Prince says. Auckland would have been viewed posi- tively because it is an isthmus with easy access to two harbours. Hobson s letter brings that reality alive. Auckland Akarana runs until November 12 at the Central City Library, Lorne St. Go to www.auckland libraries.govt.nz to view the virtual exhibition.
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