William George Mudgway, QSM, JP died last week aged 93. He was a long-time Justice of the Peace, serving for a time on the Council of the Auckland Justices of the Peace Association.
Those at his well-attended service learned of the string of many other community services Bill contributed… including to Grey Power, Local Community Board, District Health Board Committee and numerous Howick organisations, on top of which he was also a Marriage Celebrant. Bill was much better known to a wider public for his commentating of wrestling matches from the Auckland Town Hall and, more recently, for his “Eye In The Sky” traffic reports which he gave mornings and evenings for many years, relayed from a Cessna plane and broadcast over Radio i. Bill was also the voice of the Speedway for nearly 45 years, first at Newmarket and then at Western Springs Stadium where his voice was synonymous with the sport for several generations of drivers and fans.