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Bill Willmott standing beside a blossom painting

you will be aware, Bill Willmott passed away in October, aged 89. Bill was president of our society for 10 years and lead 14 tour groups to China. His passing is certainly the end of an era; there would be few members of our society who did not know Bill and did not regard him with the utmost respect. His dedication to China – New Zealand relations and global peace in general never faltered and was never questioned.

Here is a link to his obituary; https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/127318397/life-story-professor-bill-willmott-a-lifetime-of-friendship-with-china.

At the moment we are working on having the obituary also printed in The Press in Christchurch, but that is not confirmed yet.