Mayoral statement on the passing of Tahu Potiki
Dunedin (Wednesday, 28 August 2019) – I am very saddened to learn of the passing of Tahu Potiki.
During my time as Mayor, I interacted with Tahu on various levels – he was a representative of Ōtākou Runanga, a cultural advisor to Council, and more recently acting chief executive of Aukaha consultancy.
I would often call upon Tahu’s wealth of knowledge and experience. We developed a great working relationship as well as an enormous amount of personal respect for one another over the years.
I particularly admired Tahu’s staunch yet mellow persona. You were never left in any doubt as to his values and his resolve, but he had a calm and collaborative way of working with all people.
I extend my deepest sympathies to Tahu’s whānau, friends and colleagues.
Mayor of Dunedin