Topic: Ikaroa-Rāwhiti

Parekura's aunt shares secret to his success

It's usually those working in the background who are the driving forces behind one's success.

Since the late Parekura Horomia's passing, many have pondered the secret behind his ability to hold the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti seat since its inception in 1999.

One of his biggest supporters was his aunty, Essie Keelan.