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Greymouth Mayor Tony Kokshoorn set to step down after 15 years

Greymouth Mayor Tony Kokshoorn is stepping down after 15 years 

The 63-year-old has led the town through industry changes and one of New Zealand's worst mining disasters. 

Becoming a key figure in the Pike River Mine disaster recovery, Mr Kookshorn says he can see closure in sight for the families and feels it's the right time to pass the baton. 

He is set to step down in October next year to spend more time with his wife. 

Mr Kokshoorn has led the town through industry changes and the Pike River Mine disaster. Source: 1 NEWS