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Fa’anānā Efeso Collins remembered: Why his legacy is already being felt

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Later today, Fa’anānā Efeso Collins will be laid to rest. 

The former Auckland Councillor and mayoral candidate turned Green MP, died suddenly last week after participating in a charity event.  

His funeral is expected to draw a massive crowd in Manukau, a sign of the massive respect he was held in by the wider South Auckland community he so passionately advocated for. 

Vaimoana Mase, the editor of the Herald’s Pasifika section, Talanoa, first met Collins as a teenager 21 years ago, and has followed his growth and career during her own. 

She joins The Front Page to discuss the outpouring of grief and love for the late Efeso Collins.  

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