It is with great sadness that we advise of the passing of Brett “Gonzo” How. Brett passed away on the morning of Wednesday 3rd of January, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by family and friends.

With 29 years service, initially in Auckland and currently Hawkes Bay, Gonzo will be sorely missed by everyone, leaving a big hole on his beloved Brown Watch, Hastings.

A funeral service will be held at Hastings Fire Station on Tuesday 9th of January at 1300hrs. Full service uniform to be worn; no caps.

Gonzo is lying in state at his home at 814 Eaton Road, Hastings. Cherie and family invite visitors to pay their respects and share stories of Gonzo. Messages of condolence can be sent to the same address.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to Cherie, family and friends.

“Kua hinga te totara i te wao nui a Tane.”

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