A tribute to Dr John Quinn

One of the country’s biggest and most passionate campaigners for the health of the nation’s rivers will be greatly missed by all. NIWA Chief Scientist for Freshwater and Estuaries Dr John Quinn passed away last week after a battle with leukaemia, aged 61.

The NZ Landcare Trust has a long history with John and his dedication to cleaning up the rivers and waterways of our nation – his life’s work is a legacy for those he leaves behind to continue.

“We have worked with John since the early days of the NZ Landcare Trust – in both the Bay of Plenty and throughout the wider Waikato region. His work and his passion was insightful, pioneering at times and very collaborative, finding great approaches to working together to get the job done. His work with NIWA was legendary and no doubt that work will be remembered and utilised for many decades to come,” Dr Nick Edgar, NZ Landcare Trust CEO says.

“We extend our deepest sympathies to his family, and we promise to continue the work of this great man. Such a lovely guy.  Rest in peace Dr John Quinn.”