For­mer coun­cil­lor Don Bor­rie dies

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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.

PHOTO: FAIRFAX

Don Bor­rie was known as a fighter of causes.

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