Roger Kerr, RIP

I have just had the sad news that a great New Zealander, Roger Kerr has passed away after a long battle with cancer.

My thoughts are with Catherine and his family right now. I will update this post with media reports as they come to hand.


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  • The Gantt Guy

    Whale if this report is correct, then New Zealand has lost, as you say, one of our greats. A giant.

    • Sadly it is correct. Roger Kerr was a true Kiwi, a gentleman and a great thinker. We have lost a great Kauri today.

  • Guest

    Terribly sad, he wasa real gentlemen and a true intellectual. Even if you didn’t like free-market theory, you could not hate against the intelligent and thoughtful advocacy he made.

  • Lofty

    The sad loss of a brave and selfless soul. A man who was not afraid to say it as it was.

    The business community & thinking NZr’s will mourn his death.

  • scott

    Such a horrible day for the family :(. Had the privilege of meeting Roger a few years ago and always enjoyed his blog posts and writings. RIP Roger

  • Alan

    Tough old bugger he was working up to recently

  • Neil

    A huge loss to NZ.  One of the few willing to debate and defend from a position of research and understanding.  If only those who opposed him understood how much he cared.  I met him but a few times, but his desire to help NZ was undeniable.  RIP Roger, I will miss your intellect, NZ will miss your honesty.

  • Navy Greg

    Terrible loss. I didn’t always agree with him but he made a huge contribution to business. My thoughts are with his family, RIP Roger.

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