New Zealand Rugby pays tribute to Laly Haddon
allblacks.com 19 Jul 2013
Laly Paraone Haddon, who passed away overnight on Tuesday July 16, was an early supporter of New Zealand's first marine reserve at Leigh, served on the Auckland Conservation Board, was chair and a member of the Hauraki Gulf Forum, and contributed to the local Maori community as Ngati Wai Trust Board chairman.
He received a Queen’s Service Medal in 2009 for his services to conservation across the Auckland region over three decades.
DOC’s Auckland Conservator, Sean Goddard, says Mr Haddon was a conservation leader, a “mighty Totara” who achieved a great deal for Pakiri, the wider Rodney District, and islands in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.
“Laly will be sorely missed. He worked closely with DOC over the years and was instrumental in helping form relationships between DOC and local Tangata Whenua over the management of Hauturu, Little Barrier Island,” says Sean Goddard.
“Back in 2009 when awarded his QSM, Laly spoke of being greatly heartened by the involvement of younger people in conservation, including members of his whanau now working for DOC and continuing to protect the whenua.”
As well as his major contribution to conservation, Mr Haddon was Northland rugby legend at number 8, playing 107 first class games, 77 representing North Auckland, 22 NZ Maoris (1965 to 1973) games as well as being an All Black trialist in 1966.
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