Sir Lloyd Elsmore has died

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Sir Lloyd Elsmore, Obe

Mayor of Manukau City 1968-83.

Born January 16, 1913.

Died November 12, 2007. Sir Lloyd Elsmore, who served for 15 years as mayor of Manukau City, was only the second mayor the city had had.

He succeeded Hugh Lambie in 1968, three years after the city was formed and was followed five terms later by Sir Barry Curtis, who stood down from the job only last month.

Sir Lloyd Elsmore, knighted in 1982, had 29 years in local body politics. Among achievements of which he was particularly proud were the Manukau City headquarters, paid for with ground rents from the nearby shopping centre, and the free swimming pools, libraries and other amenities the council pioneered.

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