Kua hinga he tōtara nui o te wao nui a Tāne, kua hinga he rangatira mīharo rawa atu o Ngāti Kahu.
E rere haere ana ngā mihi aroha o Te Rōpū Kākāriki ki te whānau pani me ōna iwi whānui e tangi ana i tēnei wā pōuri.
The Green Party expresses its sorrow over the passing of Sir Graham Latimer, a great Māori leader of modern times.
“Sir Graham Latimer was an inspirational leader, and will be remembered for helping to enshrine the Treaty of Waitangi into law,” Green Party MP Marama Davidson said.
“He pushed Māori issues to the fore in Aotearoa, leading to the status that the Treaty of Waitangi now holds in legislation.
“I want to thank Sir Graham Latimer, and his late wife Lady Emily Latimer, for all of the mahi that they have put in over decades.
“Sir Graham guided the New Zealand Māori Council through many difficult times, and was a calm head,” Ms Davidson said.