Maori Law Society on passing of the Honourable Horomia
Te Hunga Roia Maori o Aotearoa (The Maori Law Society)
acknowledges the passing of the Honourable Parekura
Kātahi anō te
tīwaiwaka ka tangi, he mate anō kua tau.
Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa / The Māori Law Society
acknowledges the passing today of Labour MP Parekura
He uri nō Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga a
Hauiti, Ngāti Kahungunu me Ngāi Tahu.
Mr Horomia entered
Parliament in 1999 as a successful candidate in the
Ikaroa-Rawhiti seat, which he has held to the present day.
He was Minister of Māori Affairs from 2000 - 2008.
acknowledge the significant contribution Mr Horomia made
during a lifetime of service to Māori communities both in
and out of Parliament. He was a truly inspirational Māori
leader and our thoughts are with his whānau at this time.
E te matua, kua whetūrangitia, e moe, e
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