“Kua hinga te whatukura o Ngāti Porou. Kua hinga he rangatira mīharo rawa atu o Te Āo Māori, o Aotearoa hoki. E rere haere ana ngā mihi aroha o Te Rōpū Kākāriki ki te whānau pani me ngā uri katoa o Ngāti Porou e tangi ana i tēnēi wā pouri.”
The Green Party is saddened by the death of Dr Apirana Mahuika and extends its love and condolences to his whanau and the Ngati Porou people.
“Dr Mahuika was a formidable leader, who was always very gracious,” said Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei.