A second brother from the same family has died from Covid-19.
The family of Nigel Huirama Te Hiko, 54, has confirmed that he died yesterday afternoon, following the death of his brother Alan earlier this month.
Nigel died at Waikato Hospital’s ICU unit, and was known as a leader and historian for Ngāti Raukawa.
He lived in Tokoroa and contracted the virus from his brother, who worked at the Americold coolstore in Auckland – the source of Auckland’s latest cluster.
Nigel’s death brings New Zealand confirmed death toll from Covid-19 to 25.
More to come…..