• Simon Vogel

    In March, Humanist member Simon Vogel, who was the loved partner of Joelle Nicholson, died. Simon had been frail for some time and our thoughts are with Joelle and her family. Simon lived at Lake Manapouri where he helped Joelle run Lake View Motels on the edge of the lake. read more.

  • William McLeod

    Bill McLeod was a Wellington Humanist member who died recently, aged 87, on Saturday 15 September. Bill was a previous Treasurer for our Society and continued to attend meeting and seminars whenever he could make it – we saw him quite recently at a monthly meeting. We attended a memorial service organised by his friends… read more.

  • Peggy Slater

    Peggy was born on 10 June 1914 and died 15 September 2012. Peggy was created an Honorary Life member of the Humanist Society on 15 October 2011. Peggy was a friend of fellow and now departed Humanist members Eileen Bone and Jim Dakin. Peggy was born in Melling, Lancashire and spent some of her early… read more.

  • Paul Kurtz

    We are sorry to here that Paul Kurtz has died at the age of 87. Paul Kurtz, who has sometimes been called “Mr Humanism”, is the author of some 50 books, translated into more than 60 languages, and over 400 articles. His books include: The Transcendental Temptation, Forbidden Fruit: The Ethics of Secularism, The Courage… read more.

  • Heather Jean Dakin

    Jean, as she was known, was born into a well off family in Hampshire, England, the second child of Alfred and Lilly Vair-Turnbull. Her parents had met during the Great War in Marseilles where they were both ambulance drivers. Having grown up in Scotland, Alfred became a ship owner and later was appointed Consul for… read more.

  • Jack Shallcrass

    The Humanist Society of New Zealand notes with regret and is saddened by the death of Jack Shallcrass (1922 – 13 August 2014). Jack was a Humanist and educator, and an Honorary Patron and Advisor of the Humanist Society of New Zealand. In the past, Jack was involved with and chaired some of the Wellington… read more.