It is with great sadness that we write that our friend and colleague John Koolaard passed away on 11 January 2018, after a battle with cancer.
John was the Team Leader of the Statistics Team at the Grasslands campus of AgResearch in Palmerston North, and as many of you will know, a regular face at NZSA conferences.
The photo of John is from the AgResearch team meeting in May 2017.
A service for John was held at 11am, Monday 15 January 2018, at the Reformed Church , 541 Ruahine St, Palmerston North (opposite Winchester School).
The link to the live streaming of the service is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQlVzn4MbPEYtVct9gHjWBQ