Public Figure Profiles

Paul Holmes

Sir Paul Scott Holmes (29 April 1950 – 1 February 2013) was a New Zealand broadcaster who gained national recognition through his high-profile radio and television journalism. Holmes fronted the first prime time current affairs show of the time, Holmes, which ran on TV One from 1989 to 2004. Holmes hosted the Newstalk ZB breakfast show from 1985 to 2008, and the Saturday morning show from 2009 to 2012.

Holmes' other ventures included several notable hosting slots, including a short-lived weekly show on Prime Television in 2005, two stints as the anchor of This Is Your Life and from 2009 until his retirement in 2012, and the Sunday morning political talk show Q+A.

Due to his high-profile appearances and controversial manner, Holmes' personal life was often documented alongside his charitable efforts. He spent much of his career in the spotlight, including his campaigning of the Paralympics, the birth of his son, the collapse of his marriage, his daughter's drug problems and his death. Holmes was also credited with bringing AIDS awareness to New Zealand, after featuring a story on a young girl with the disease, Eve van Grafhorst, on Holmes.Owing to his success, Holmes picked up a celebrity-like status and often made appearances in other media such as long running soap opera Shortland Street.

Holmes underwent treatment for cancer in 1999 and heart surgery in 2012. He retired shortly after the latter treatment and in 2013 was knighted by the Governor-General of New Zealand. Just two weeks later, Holmes died at his Hawkes Bay home.

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Some of their strengths

Paul Holmes has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Confident, Strong, Honest, Artistic, Organized, Passionate, and Hardworking.

Strong and Diligent

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Paul Holmes is someone who is a strong, diligent, and trustworthy person who approaches life with honesty and perseverance, but who is also physical, sensual, and artistic. A person who is known for being fun and creative.

Strong and Resilient

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Paul Holmes well know them as someone who can be strong, expansive, and stable like a big tree.

Organized and Achievement-oriented

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Paul Holmes as someone who is organized, goal-oriented, practical, and persevering.

Who is hardworking, intellectual, and easygoing, who loves higher education and learning and sharing ideas with others, and who loves healthy competition.

Realistic and Skillful

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Paul Holmes is someone who is able to separate emotions from reality, see the world in terms of right or wrong, and who is very good at getting things done.

They are also someone who is mysterious, intuitive, and diplomatic, and who has a keen intuition, charisma, and a focus on balance and partnership.

Patient and Compassionate

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Paul Holmes tends to be someone who approaches life with grace and compassion, and who has a powerful and commanding personality. Who can be analytical, patient, and deliberate, avoiding risks and seeking out stability instead.

Some of Paul Holmes's challenges

While Paul Holmes has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Paul Holmes can be Stubborn, Idle, Difficult, Perfectionist, Suspicious, Callous, and Selfish.

Stubborn and Idle

One of Paul Holmes's key challenges is that they are someone who can be seen as stubborn and, at times, lazy.

Callous and Selfish

Paul Holmes is someone who can be standoffish, pessimistic, and ruthless, who can have difficulty concentrating and be impatient, can have difficulty discovering the keys to personal contentment, and who can have a tendency to overwork and hoard wealth and possessions.

Materialistic and Aggressive

Finally, Paul Holmes also can be materialistic, emotional, aggressive, stubborn, inconsistent, and be prone to big temper outbursts.

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