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.
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.
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.
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