Logan Carr dies

Elder statesman Logan Turnbull Carr died this month aged 93.

Carr, born on April 20, 1925, passed away peacefully on January 1. A service was held on January 16 at the Clevedon Presbyterian Church.

Carr, after whom Logan Carr Reserve (linking Kilkenny Drive to Botany Town Centre) is named, was founder and managing director of a group of private companies which he sold to overseas interests in mid-1987.

He served as a councillor for 24 years and chaired the Manukau Transition Committee at the time of amalgamation. He served more than 16 years as lead Planning Commissioner for Manukau City and 12 years as a list Commissioner for the Auckland Regional Council.

Carr was also a member of a team chosen to speak to local authorities in the North Island about their responsibilities under the Resource Management Act.

He was a member of the Regional Funding Committee, set up by Auckland City and a trustee in the Manukau Beautification Trust.

He is husband of the late Marie, father and father-in-law of Anne and Paul, and John, grandfather of Philippa, Timothy, Hannah and Elizabeth and great-grandfather of Cameron, Hunter and Scott.