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New Zealand Journal of Forestry (2012) 57(2): 945
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Obituary
Government Minister who loved trees - Sir Peter Tapsell, 1930-2012

Dr Wink Sutton



Government Minister who loved trees - Sir Peter Tapsell, 1930-2012 Honorary NZIF member Sir Peter Tapsell passed away on 5 April 2012. He was born on 21 Jan 1930 and died at the age of 82. Born and raised in Rotorua, in 1952 Peter completed medical studies at the University of Otago. After studies overseas, Peter eventually became an orthopaedic specialist at the Rotorua hospital. After several attempts Peter eventually entered parliament in the 1981 election as the Labour Party candidate for the Eastern Maori electorate.
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