11 April 2023
Moe mai rā e te rangatira,
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of one of our trustees, Louis Rāpihana. He served our community and trust with dedication and passion, always striving to make a positive impact on the lives of those around us.
Louis was an invaluable member of our team, bringing wisdom, kindness, and a wealth of experience to the table. He had a deep commitment to our community, and integral person to his people in Te Whānau a Apanui, Whakatōhea, Ngai Tai and within the EBOP community. His tireless efforts helped to create a better future for all of us.
We are grateful for Louis contributions to our community prior to being on the trust and the value he added within the short time as a trustee, and we will always remember him fondly. Our thoughts are with the whānau and loved ones during this difficult time.
Rest well, Louis. You will be deeply missed.