Netball stalwart Helen Dodge remembered

He tōtara kua hinga i te wao netipōro. Ko Helen Dodge tērā, o Ngāpuhi Ngāti Porou ka mate ohorere i tēra wiki, e rima tekau ma rima noa iho tōna pakeke.

He kaiwhakahaere o te karapu netipōro o Harbourside, e rere ana ngā roimata mo te poutoko i kaha hāpai i te hākina me tana hapori.

I tērā wiki tinaku ai ngā whakataetae netipōro puta noa i Tauranga me Waiariki hei tohu aroha ki a ia.

Ka tuku mihi hoki tōna kapa o mua, a Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic ki te rangatira kua hinga nei, i tō rātou tukinga ki ngā Mainland Tactix hei tēnei pō.

E ai ki te kaiako o te Southern Steel, a Noeline Taurua, “With Helen there's always been a contribution to Māori communities and Māori netball players and other ethnic groups as well.  So (Helen is) a person who is going to be sorely missed not only in the netball circles but also in the community and her contribution has been huge over the years.”