The greatest New Zealander of all has died

I take a break from my regular topic of stories to inform the world that the greatest New Zealander of all time has died aged 88.

Sir Edmund Hillary is mostly remembered for his amazing feat along with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay of being the first people in the world to be atop the tallest peak in the world, Mount Everest.

Not only did he do this, but his other work is what he should be remembered for. He often visited Nepal to help build schools, hospitals, and plenty, plenty more. He was even named as an honorary citizen of Nepal in 2003 for the amount of humanitarian work he did for the people.

Sir Hillary will surely be missed and mourned by many New Zealanders, young or old.

Rest in peace Ed.


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