Founding Māori showband member passes away

By James Perry
  • North Island: East Coast

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.