Dennis Hansen is my fathers uncle. On June 8th 2013, we celebrated his life on his 80th birthday at the Civic Theatre in Auckland.
I was impressed by the turn out, the Civic Theatre was full of family, friends and collegues and all of his life achievements were recognised. I documented the event for the family.
Kaumatua Dennis played for the Maori All Blacks and he was a long time leader in the Auckland Maori Community. He was a Kaumatua for the Auckland Police and Auckland District Health Board and was involved in Penal reform policy, victim support, restorative justice and rehabilitation.
Dennis passed away 3 months later in September 2013. Rest in Peace Uncle Dennis x
Hei kawe nei tou tira ki tēra wāhi o tatou Ki hawaiki nui, hawaiki roa, hawaiki pāmamao Te hono I wairua Rire rire ... paimarire.