On the passing of Fa'anānā Efeso Collins

Auckland Council Chief Executive Phil Wilson

Publish Date : 21 Feb 2024
Efeso Collins
Fa'anānā Efeso Collins

We are reeling from the sad news of Fa'anānā Efeso Collins’ passing this morning – Tāmaki Makaurau has lost a passionate and inspiring leader, whose contribution to local government and connection to the Auckland Council will forever be remembered. Our heartfelt condolences go to Fia and the girls, and their wider aiga, we are here for you.

He will be remembered as a champion for Pasifika communities across Tāmaki Makaurau and a fierce advocate for those he represented in south Auckland. He was a truly good person and a valued colleague.

Efeso’s contribution to local politics began with a term on the Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board. He served two terms as an Auckland Council ward councillor, representing the Manukau ward from 2016 to 2022.

Read Mayor Wayne Brown's statement here

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