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    Tributes are pouring in for Government House kaumatua Piri Sciascia , who died yesterday

    Tributes are pouring in for Government House kaumatua Piri Sciascia , who died yesterday


    Minister for Maori Development Nanaia Mahuta says Sciascia was a staunch advocate for Maori Development and served his people for over five decades in the arts, tertiary and Maori development sector.

    She says he was a great believer in Maori realising their potential.

    Sciascia was fond of the arts and was a known face at kapa haka competitions, as a composer of haka and waiata.

    Mahuta says he was fearless in the way he advocated for Maori issues, and always did so in a statesman-like style.

    © 2020 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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