NZ has lost one of its best journalists, Jim Eagles

NZ has lost one of its best journalists, Jim Eagles
Jim Eagles with Anne Gibson at NBR's 1986 Christmas party.
Jenny Ruth
Jim Eagles once called me a bad-tempered fairy. It wasn't a compliment.Then he explained that I'd reminded him of one of his then small daughters who'd once been dressed in a fairy costume and beside herself with rage.All this said with a twinkle in his eyes. It was hard to take offence at anything Jim said.I first met him when he became National Business Review's news editor in the 1980s and he went on to become editor when his good friend Colin James moved on, and he oversaw the tumultuous years when the paper was owned by Fai...

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