Rotorua MP expresses condolences at passing of Mauriora Kingi

Friday, June 5, 2015

Rotorua MP Todd McClay has expressed his sympathies for the family and friends of Mauriora Kingi MNZM, whose tragic loss will be felt by the Rotorua community.

Since joining the Rotorua Lakes Council in 1997, Mr Kingi has held a number of roles both in council and on national advisory boards, in which he has successfully advanced the interests of Maori in Rotorua and around New Zealand.

“My thoughts and sympathies are with Mauriora’s family, friends, and co-workers at the Rotorua Lakes Council during this very sad time. He was well-liked and respected by all who had the privilege of working with him," says Mr McClay.

“Mauriora’s loss will have a significant impact in the community. He worked with iwi and local and central government and his dedicated service was recognised with a well-deserved honour over Queen’s birthday weekend.

“His deep understanding of Maori culture was invaluable. His loss will leave a great void in our community," says Mr McClay.