Former councillor Don Borrie dies
Former Porirua City councillor Don Borrie died last week.
Borrie, from Titahi Bay, was a councillor from 1992 till 1998.
Former mayor Jenny Brash said Borrie could be exasperating in the council chamber at times, but was someone who stood up for what he believed in.
‘‘Don was a fighter – he fought for people and causes that he felt weren’t getting a good deal.’’
A regular letter writer to Kapi-Mana News, railing especially against Porirua City Council on various subjects, Borrie, who was also a rever- end, was also well-known for leading the charge for better relations between North Korea and New Zealand.
He was involved in several community organisations – the night before his death he attended a meeting at the Cannons Creek Opportunity Centre, of which he was a board member.
Borrie had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
Don Borrie was known as a fighter of causes.