Sir Paul's final farewell

Sir Paul Holmes' funeral will be held at Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral next Friday.

The veteran broadcaster died early yesterday at his Hawkes Bay home, Mana Lodge, surrounded by family, after battling aggressive cancer and a failing heart.

A statement from Sir Paul's family today said his funeral would be held at Holy Trinity Cathedral at 1pm on February 8, one week after his death.

It will be followed a private family cremation.

Sir Paul's body will remain with his family at Mana Lodge until Tuesday before being brought to Auckland with his family.

The family statement said they had been ``truly touched by the outpouring of love for Paul''.

``Lady Holmes and the Holmes family would like to thank Sir Paul's friends, colleagues and the public for their overwhelming support throughout his illness and since his passing yesterday morning.''

Tributes to Sir Paul have flooded in from admirers and former adversaries since his death.



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