Manurewa High School was deeply saddened to learn of Celia Lashlie's passing this week. Celia was a very strong supporter and friend of the school – her work with our staff, parents and students over the last 4 years has been inspirational to many.
Few could fail to be moved by Celia's recounts of people she met within the prison system, and few could fail to be inspired by her staunch advocacy for social justice and her determination to make the world a better place. We will miss her wisdom, humour and insight.
Arohanui and rest in peace, Celia.