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Tāmaki Makaurau mourns kaumatua Maurice Wilson

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Te Akitai, Te Wai ō Hua and other iwi of Tāmaki Makaurau are mourning the loss of kaumatua Maurice Wilson, who died on Wednesday evening.

Mr Wilson was respected for his depth of knowledge about the history of the region, and for his ability to connect with the various hapū.

A former teacher, he became an advisor to Manukau City Council and acted as a spokesperson on Māori issues, and gave similar assistance to the new Auckland Council.

He is lying in state at Makaurau Marae at Ihumatao.




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