The former Labour Member of Parliament for Hamilton, Dorothy Jelicich, has died at the age of 87.
Mrs Jelicich represented Hamilton West from 1972 to 1975.
She was also a Hamilton City Councillor before being elected to the Manukau City Council in 1980, where she represented the Mangere Ward until her retirement in 1995.
During her time in Parliament she led the all-woman New Zealand delegation to the United Nations population conference in Bucharest in 1974, becoming the first New Zealand woman to be a UN delegate.
Mrs Jelicich was made a Companion of the Queen's Service Order for public services in the 1986 New Year Honours List.
She died in Middlemore Hospital on 10 April.