Māori showband icon Solly Pohatu has passed away. The Ngai Tamanuhiri descendant was a founding member of Māori Hi Five and the Māori Volcanix.
His music career took him to many parts of the globe.
Pohatu was a father of four and a grandfather to fourteen.
He lies in state at Tamanuhiri Marae in Muriwai, and will be buried at Whakore-koretekai tomorrow.