Bruce Stewart, New Zealand author and playwright, Died at 80


Bruce Stewart was born in 1936, in Hamilton and died on June 28, 2017.

He was a New Zealand fiction writer and dramatist of Ngāti Raukawa Te Arawa descent.

His work is marked by expressions of the anger, confused loyalties and spiritual aspiration of late-twentieth-century Māori.

In recent years, Stewart has written a poem to express his concern for the future of Te Raekaihau Point, Wellington, New Zealand.

Stewart resided mainly in Wellington, where he successfully set up the first work trust and founded Tapu Te Ranga Marae at Island Bay, creating a centre for debate and education in Māori culture and protocol and for the redevelopment of native bush.

Bruce Stewart passed away at 80 years old.