ATI KIRIMOA HAERA
A leader of the Tuhourangi Sub-Tribe of Te Arawa, Ati Kirimoa Haera, aged about 67, died in Rotorua. He was also affiliated to the Ngati Tuara and Ngati Wahiau Sub-Tribes of Te Arawa. Mr Haera, an owner in the Horohoro lands, was one of those instrumental in making them available for Government-assisted development. He was also one of the original settlers on the block.
Mr Haera was promiuent in social work and in the Second World he was closely associated with patriotic work generally and with the Maori war effort. He leaves a wife and a grown-up family.