18 Jun 2011

Shock at death of Cooks' high commissioner designate to NZ

11:19 am on 18 June 2011

The Cook Islands' High Commissioner designate to New Zealand, Dorice Reid, has died.

The Finance Minister Mark Brown says he understands Te Tika Mataiapo Dorice Reid collapsed at a function in Auckland on Thursday night.

He says Ms Reid, a prominent Cook Islander with a long involvement in public and social activities, was fit and well and her death is a huge shock to everyone.