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
This page displays a version of a GayNZ.com article that was automatically harvested before the website closed. All of the formatting and images have been removed and some text content may not have been fully captured correctly. The article is provided here for personal research and review and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of PrideNZ.com. If you have queries or concerns about this article please email us