Loss of young leader mourned by Ngati Tuwharetoa

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Ngati Tuwharetoa and others throughout the country are mourning the loss of one the iwi’s young leaders, Dean Stebbing.

The 37-year-old held many influential positions within his iwi, including chief executive of Ngati Tuwharetoa Fisheries Charitable Trust and an adviser to the iwi trust board.

More recently, he held the position of Kaawai Rautaki at Contact Energy where he was responsible for carrying out iwi liaison work.

Colin Rangi, of Ngati Tuwharetoa, says Mr Stebbing will be remembered at a tribal level because of the economic projects he spearheaded and nationally for his liaison work.

He says Mr Stebbing carried a lot of vision on his young shoulders and the people of his iwi are mourning the loss of his ability and personality.

Mr Stebbing died of a heart attack.

The tangi will be held on Saturday 13th August at Rauhoto Marae, Nukuhau at 11.00am.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Very sad to hear one of own has passed. I didn’t know him personally but I do understand the work he’done for our iwi was huge…

    E te matua moe mai i te poho i o? matua tupuna ku wehe atu r?. E hoki koe ki te k?p? o te whenua ? Papatu?nuku. Moe mai i te rangimarie e te matua e te rangatira….

    N? Te Wh?nau McLeod

  2. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Dean and especially for his mum lynnette.
    Unfortunately i could not attend to extend my sympathies in person as my father is very poorly and our whanau are all gathered around for his last days.
    Haere ra Dean you will be sadly missed.
    Arohanui
    Steve Bramley and whanau of Kori Rameka

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