September 06, 2012
Tuwharetoa farewells tribal campaigner
Hirangi Marae in Turangi will be a centre of activity today as the tangi unfolds for Dickson Chapman, who died in Rotorua early Wednesday morning.
The former youth worker and tribal housing advocate was a key figure in the management of Ngati Tuwharetoa’s treaty claims over the past decade.
Ikaroa Rawhiti MP Parekura Horomia says he was a campaigner on a wide range of issues who was known throughout Te ao Maori.
The funeral service for Dickson Chapman starts at 11 on Saturday.