RIP Timi te Heuheu

July 12th, 2012 at 1:04 pm by David Farrar

Stuff reports:

One of Maoridom’s senior statesmen, Timoti (Timi) te Heuheu, has died.

The Ngati Tuwharetoa leader is the brother of paramount chief Tumu te Heuheu and husband of former Cabinet minister .

was a lively figure who worked tirelessly as a tribal diplomat and link between iwi Maori, politics and business.

He will be taken to Waihi Marae on the shores of Lake Taupo today, where he will lay in state.

I met Timi a few times, through Georgina. A lovely selfless man, who cared greatly about New Zealand. My condolences to Georgie and family.

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3 Responses to “RIP Timi te Heuheu”

  1. NeutralObserver (95 comments) says:

    I think that should read ‘selfless’?…damn spell check…

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  2. Brian Smaller (4,023 comments) says:

    I noticed that too – I would edit that post-haste DPF.

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  3. orewa1 (410 comments) says:

    A really gentle, nice guy who I worked with in Wellington around 1963 when we were both fresh out of college. Lost touch since but remember him like it was yesterday. RIP Timi.

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