The Labour Party sends its heartfelt condolences to the whānau of former MP Dave Hereora who passed away on Tuesday.
Dave, who was 58-years-old, died after a short illness. He was a list MP from 2002 to 2008 and chaired the Maori Affairs Committee in his second term. He was also Labour’s Senior Vice President Māori.
Labour leader David Cunliffe says Dave came to the Labour Party after working with the Service and Food Workers Union.
“He was always a constructive and collegial member of the Labour team.
“Dave dedicated his life to the fight for low income workers. Dave will be remembered by his colleagues as a truly principled and kind man.
“Our thoughts are with his wife, tamariki, mokopuna and extended whānau at this sad time,” David Cunliffe says.
A tangi is being held for Dave Hereora’s at his home marae in Tauranga.