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NZAF kaumatua Aunty Wai Mason dies

Mon 30 Sep 2013 In: New Zealand Daily News

Aunty Wai Mason Faith Christine Takuwai Makiri Mason, aka Aunty Wai, the NZ AIDS Foundation kaumatua who has led formal ceremonies for the organisation for many years, has died in Auckland. Mason, who remained a feisty but gracious personality despite increasing frailty, is currently lying in state at Te Unga Waka Marae in Epsom. Representatives of the AIDS Foundation are understood to have joined her whanau at the marae today. Those wishing to pay their final respects are asked to gather at the gate of the marae ready for a whakaeke tomorrow at 5.30pm.    

Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff

First published: Monday, 30th September 2013 - 12:14pm

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