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Death of Donald Borrie

Death of Donald Borrie

It is with sadness that we advise you that the Reverend Donald Borrie, Co-Founder, long time Chairman and in recent times, Patron of the NZ DPRK Society, passed away peacefully at his home yesterday.

Don, along with other visionaries, established the NZ DPRK Society in 1972. For the next 44 years he unwaveringly advocated a peaceful non-military solution to the division of Korea as well as a better understanding within NZ of the injustice international geopolitics have inflicted upon the North Korean people.

He worked tirelessly at promoting better relations between New Zealand and North Korea, both at government level and with people to people exchanges. As such he has been inspirational, not only to New Zealanders, but also to the North Koreans who held him in high regard.

Our condolences go to his wife Lyndel and the wider Borrie family at the time of their loss.


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