Surrounded by whanau, Senior Anglican Priest and Child Advocate Dr Hone Kaa died last night in Auckland after a short battle with cancer.
He will lie at the Holy Sepulchre Church on Khyber Pass Rd in Auckland late this afternoon, where he will remain until Sunday morning. A requiem mass will be held at the Holy Sepulchre at 5pm, Saturday evening, 31 March.
On Sunday morning his body will be taken to Hinepare Marae, Rangitukia, East Cape. Dr Kaa will be buried at Okaroro urupa Tuesday morning.
Over 50 years Dr Kaa had an extensive career that included parish ministry, broadcasting, local and international activism, teaching and child advocacy. His contribution to the Church, Māori development, tino rangatiratanga, international social justice issues and the discourse of the rights of Māori children has been profound.
Dr Kaa also pursued a lifelong commitment to indigenous theological, intellectual and academic excellence.
Source: Media release from the Kaa whanau