Te Arawa is mourning the passing of another esteemed leader, Wikeepa Te Rangipuawhe Maika.
The elder represented Tūhourangi - Ngāti Wāhiao as a trustee on Te Pūmautanga O Te Arawa, Te Whakarewarewa Joint Trust and a number of other trusts in Te Arawa.
In 2014, he was awarded a QSO for services to Māori.
He is currently lying in state at his home.
Tomorrow, he will be taken to Wāhiao Marae to lay until the final service on Tuesday.