21 Sep 2010

Iwi leader Sir Archie dies

6:59 pm on 21 September 2010

Whanganui Iwi leader, Sir Archie Taiaroa, has died, aged 73.

Sir Archie fell ill at his home in Taumarunui on Monday night and died at Waikato Hospital on Tuesday evening.

Sir Archie is chairman of the Whanganui River Maori Trust, a member of the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission and the Maori representative on the World Council of Whalers.