Mr Hokimate Fox
One of the best known leaders of the Ngati Porou tribe in recent times, Mr Hokimate Fox, Waipiro Bay, East Coast, died at Te Puia Hospital last December.
Mr Fox was a first cousin to the late Sir Apirana Ngata. He was a noted leader in county and Maori affairs and was a well known sheep and dairy farmer.
Mr Fox was chairman of the Ngatiporou Dairy Company's Directorate for the past six years, a member of the Waiapu County Council, chairman of the Hikurangi South Tribal Committee, and a member of the Ngata Memorial College board of governors. He is survived by his widow, two sons and six daughters.