Norman Harris

Following on from Colin’s very sad email regarding Norman, we now know that his funeral will take place on 18th December at Mortlake – no further details are available at the moment.

I understand that some members have expressed an interest in knowing more about Norman’s career as sportswriter – there is an in-depth obituary at and a fascinating radio interview at Radio New Zealand National.

The image in the header of this post is taken from his memoir Beyond Cook’s Gardens – A Writer’s Journey – it shows the finish gantry for the Sunday Times Fun Run with commentary team (from left) Pat Thornton, Brough Scott, Cliff Temple, Norman, Alan Parry and Garry Richardson.

My own personal tribute can be found beyond the images in this post on my personal blog.

All of the above has been made available to the Hexham Courant who will be producing their own obituary in the near future.

UPDATE:  I now realise the Courant has published the obituary already: Kiwi sports writer was golf club stalwart.