The Rotary Club of Karori mourns the loss of Bob Murdoch who was a member of the Club for over 25 years. Bob passed away on 10 May aged 76.
He provided outstanding leadership in the local Karori community on many projects, namely the redevelopment of Karori Park, with new play areas and seating, the planting of trees at the Park through the Rotary programme of Trees for Survival, and the installing of paver bricks near the Karori Library, a project in which school children and their families donated bricks for the walkway, commemorating the first settlement  in Karori and the centenary of the transition of the Borough of Karori to the Wellington City Council 1891-1991. Bob was also a member of the committee leading out on the mural project on the wall by Marsden School.
Bob joined the Rotary Club of Karori in the 1990-91 year and in 2005 he was made a Paul Harris Fellow by the Club for his outstanding community work.
In 2009 he was invested with the Insignia of an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to manufacturing and to the community in the Queen’s Birthday Honours that year.
Bob is pictured (right) receiving his honour from the then Governor-General, Sir Anand Satyanand.
Prior to his retirement in 2013, Bob worked for the Industry Capability Network (ICN), working across New Zealand and Australia to give suppliers and purchasers access to a range of project opportunities and industry expertise.
Bob was a strong supporter of the Rotary Karori/ANZ business breakfast programme and worked with the Club in its establishment and continuation.
We extend our love and deepest sympathy to Christine and all her family on the passing of Bob.