Hohepa Joseph Harawira QSM, advocate for Sawmill Workers against poisons (SWAP) died yesterday. For more than two decades, Harawira of Ngāti Awa worked tirelessly in order to achieve medical support for sawmill workers exposed to dioxins such as PCP. Today he was brought onto his marae, Te Whare o Toroa near Whakatāne.
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Hundreds gathered at Ruaihona Marae in the Bay of Plenty to farewell Putiputi O'Brien who died this week at 93 years of age. Her commitment to Māori health and Māori nurses led her to become the patron of the National Council of Māori Nurses