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Official East Coast farewell for Mayor Meng Foon

Everyone from the Coast is invited

Everyone from the Coast is invited

Mayor Meng Foon

THE Uawa community will formally farewell Mayor Meng Foon at a function in Tolaga Bay tomorrow night.

The mayor will also present several awards to local community organisations.

Mr Foon is stepping down as mayor later this month to take up the role of Race Relations Commissioner.

Tolaga Bay chaplain Padre Willie Gray said the function was a farewell from the Te Aitanga a Hauiti people but everyone from the Coast was invited.

“We are expecting other people from other parts of the East Coast,” he said.

“It is our final chance to officially farewell Meng.

“He will be making mayoral award presentations to the likes of the Tolaga Bay fire brigade, the surf lifesaving club and others — organisations that have made big contributions to the Tolaga Bay community.”

The function starts in Reynolds Hall at 5.30pm.

THE Uawa community will formally farewell Mayor Meng Foon at a function in Tolaga Bay tomorrow night.

The mayor will also present several awards to local community organisations.

Mr Foon is stepping down as mayor later this month to take up the role of Race Relations Commissioner.

Tolaga Bay chaplain Padre Willie Gray said the function was a farewell from the Te Aitanga a Hauiti people but everyone from the Coast was invited.

“We are expecting other people from other parts of the East Coast,” he said.

“It is our final chance to officially farewell Meng.

“He will be making mayoral award presentations to the likes of the Tolaga Bay fire brigade, the surf lifesaving club and others — organisations that have made big contributions to the Tolaga Bay community.”

The function starts in Reynolds Hall at 5.30pm.

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