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Alan John Sayers (6 December 1915 – 19 August 2017) was a New Zealand journalist, photographer and athlete. He was born Onehunga, New Zealand.[1][2]

Sayers represented The New Zealand Herald prior to World War II. When the war was over he was invited to join the Auckland Star where he was the first reporter in New Zealand to receive a personal by-line. In 1953 he was an official journalist on the tour of Queen Elizabeth 11 to the Pacific Islands and New Zealand.

Sayers died in Auckland on 19 August 2017 at the age of 101.[3]


  1. "Births". New Zealand Herald: 1. 8 December 1915. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  2. Electoral district of Manukau: general roll of persons entitled to vote for Members of Parliament of New Zealand. 1914. p. 143. 
  3. "Alan Sayers death notice". New Zealand Herald. 24 August 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.