Obituary – Trish Bexley

Friday, April 9, 2021

Long-serving New Zealand Trucking magazine stalwart Trish Bexley has died after a battle with cancer.

In the early 1990s, with the magazine growing and principals Trevor and Sue Woolston increasingly engaged in truck shows and truck racing, the decision was made to establish a new position of office manager. Trish, then employed by the MAN agent, was head-hunted to fill the new magazine role.

She joined the company in March 1994 and continued through changes in ownership until retiring when the Fairfax Magazine Group sold most of its mastheads in 2016.

Under Fairfax’s ownership, Trish's role expanded to proofreading several publications and becoming sub-editor of New Zealand Trucking. She was involved with several titles as diverse as NZ Autocar and Farm & Lifestyle magazines. Trish was also responsible for the production of Truck Trader magazine, forerunner of Truck and Light Commercial Trader.

Although Trish enjoyed being around trucks, she was primarily a people person and often spoke of her pleasure in working with those in the industry .

She is survived by daughters Claire and Lisa and three grandchildren.