Kua hinga nei te rangatira nui, a Takuta Joe Williams. Ahu mai te tangata nei i tōna ūkaipō i Aitūtaki – puta noa nei ki te ao hauora, ki te ao rangahau, me te ao tōrangaū. Heoi, e mahi tonu atu ana i wā mate ai. Aue hoki, ka nui te mamae mō ō tō iwi o ngā moutere, me tō iwi Māori o kōnei, me ngā tākuta Māori ahakoa nō hea. Takoto mai rā e te tipua, e te taniwha – mā mātau e whai atu nei.
What an amazing example Dr Joe Williams has been to Māori doctors across the Pacific. A GP, a researcher and developer of new approaches, a politcian, a family and community man. May we all marvel at the example set for us. Rest great physician – your time has come. May we emulate your lead.
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