Tracey Martin MP
Arts, Culture and Heritage
25 February 2013
Tribute to Ralph Hotere
Zealand First joins with all New Zealanders in mourning the
loss of Ralph Hotere, ONZ.
Arts and culture
spokesperson Tracey Martin says Mr Hotere broke not only
artistic glass ceilings in his lifetime but many social and
cultural ones as well.
"One can see from his
younger days as a Tiger Moth pilot and a school’s art
advisor for the Education Department in the Bay of Islands
that he was a brave man that took opportunities when they
“Through his work he found influential ways
to inform others and ignite discussion.
left his mark on this nation and the world and will be sadly
missed. Our thoughts go out to his family at this time,”
says Ms Martin.
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