Basil Meeking is confirmed dead at the age of 90.
Basil was best known as a New Zealand Roman Catholic prelate.

Basil Meeking
7th Bishop of Christchurch
Appointed30 March 1987
Installed3 June 1987
Term ended15 December 1995
PredecessorDenis Hanrahan
SuccessorJohn Cunneen
Ordination19 July 1953
by Edward Joyce
Consecration3 June 1987
by Thomas Williams
Personal details
Born (1929-11-19) 19 November 1929 (age 90)
Ashburton, New Zealand
John Basil Meeking (born 19 November 1929) is the Bishop Emeritus of Christchurch, New Zealand and was the 7th Bishop of that see (1987–1995).
He was appointed as Bishop of Christchurch by Pope John Paul II on 30 March 1987 and resigned the see on 15 December 1995.
He has outlived two successors to the see of Christchurch and is still active in the Latin mass chaplaincy in Christchurch.
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