Twitter tributes to John Armstrong

As posted in A tribute to John Armstrong’s last column it is Armstrong’s last day today doing his NZ Herald column – John Armstrong: A Farewell to all that.

Johns response to the tributes that follow:

Many thanks for the kind tweets and emails. All very encouraging at a difficult time. Very much appreciated.

Fellow journalists (and others) have been marking his farewell column on Twitter.

John Armstrong’s wonderful last Saturday column

a true legend of journalism and so inspiring he worked 16 yrs with Parkinson’s.

A class act pens farewell. No more “corridor caucuses” I guess? John Armstrong: A Farewell to all that.

John Armstrong: a hugely influential political journalist,a great writer and a bloody nice guy.

Thank you John. It’s been a pleasure and a privilege to work with you.

A true gentleman of the game. Got so much respect for John.

Walks softly but wields a bloody huge stick when it’s needed.

Wonderful read: John+Armstrong: A Farewell to all.

This… by @JArmstrongNZH on the morning of a leadership vote shows how brave and influential John Armstong could be.

John Armstrong’s @nzherald articles were always spellbinding in their insight. But he has saved the best till last. No words but WOW!

Must read of the day, @JArmstrongNZH on 30 years in the Gallery. As always thoughtful and smart as a box of PhDs.

In which John Armstrong signs off – my highly respected colleague, teacher and friend (and also very bad singer).

.@JArmstrongNZH leaves a huge gap in our political commentariat. He makes big calls but backs them with context and insight. One of a kind.

John+Armstrong: A Farewell to all… a great journo who makes sense of the madness – you will be missed.

What a huge contribution @JArmstrongNZH has made to politics and democracy in NZ. Thanks John. Go the tractor boys!

It’s such a shame to lose John Armstrong – a rare voice that helped make sense of the world.

Count myself incredibly lucky to have been in the gallery for even a fraction of John Armstrong’s time there.

The master bows out with grace, insight & wit.Will miss JA fix.

John Armstrong casts his verdict on best PMs, calls to change flag and offers an apology to @DavidCunliffeMP

Most important reading of all in @nzherald. NZ’s best political writer forced finally to call it a day.

Very sad to see John Armstrong stepping down. A giant of the Press Gallery and true gentleman.

Ill miss your insightful commentary @JArmstrongNZH and your wicked sense of humour!!

John Armstrong – a person worth disagreeing with…

Farewell @JArmstrongNZH but hopefully not goodbye – one of the best

John Armstrong: A Farewell to all that via @nzherald The political writer I’ve most admired bows out

Gallery legend John Armstrong signs off. All the best @JArmstrongNZH

Poignant, generous and wise – @JArmstrongNZH‘s last Herald column. Go well, John. I’ll miss you very much.

The Herald’s @JArmstrongNZH bows out with a column as well written as virtually everything he’s ever written.

An incredible read from @JArmstrongNZH I only wish I got to work with you for longer, John. Go well.

Armstrong’s Herald column this morn the best sumup of last 30 years in NZ pols I have ever read. Politics is the loser with his departure.

Please read this last column from one of the best journos of our time.

godspeed the mighty

John Armstrong: A Farewell to all that Darn good column, enjoyed its purpose, reflecting back&forward Kia kaha John.

Best of luck @JArmstrongNZH Whether insightful, exasperating or frequently both, your column was always a must read!

A great privilege to work in the Press Gallery with @JArmstrongNZH. John sets the benchmark with his writing and commentary. Cheers John.

Many thanks for the kind tweets and emails. All very encouraging at a difficult time. Very much appreciated.

Godfather of the Press Gallery signs off today. Go well @JArmstrongNZH . Thanks for your quiet encouragement & the occasional telling off.

Good luck John, you’re a bloody good man and a brilliant political journalist. I will always look up to you.

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Vale John Armstrong…

Thank you Herald’s @JArmstrongNZH for a decade of important and influential insights. Applause & Arohanui

John Armstrong signs off his farewell @nzherald column perfectly. Well-judged, open-minded and astute. Like the man.

The panel on The Nation discuss, amongst other things, John’s final column. And John of course.

Another link to John’s final regular column: John Armstrong: A Farewell to all that

More will be added as I see them.