Mr Tuhuru Tainui
Mr Tuhuru Tainui, one of the best-known personalities on the West Coast and an elder of the Maori people of Arahura, died last January in Christchurch Hospital. He was aged 67.
He is a descendant of the paramount Chief Tuhuru of the Ngaitahu tribe.
At the age of 17 he went overseas in the first world war, and served in France, Germany and Gallipoli.
Until four years ago he was chairman of the Arahura tribal Committee.
Mr Tainui is survived by his wife, six sons and three daughters.