David Trewavas had been on a waiting list for a kidney, but wife Anna proved a match. They are pictured with daughter Ruby. Taupō Mayor David Trewavas has a new kidney – from his wife Anna.
The pair are recovering well following a transplant procedure on Monday, January 7.
David Trewavas was diagnosed as requiring a kidney transplant in 2017.
He was on a waiting list for the procedure, but Anna offered to donate hers and proved to be a match.
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He said he was grateful for "the incredible renal surgeons and team at Auckland City Hospital".
Trewavas also thanked his colleagues at Taupō District Council and the people of the Taupō District and throughout New Zealand for their best wishes and support.
Deputy mayor Rosie Harvey is acting mayor in Trewavas’ absence.
She said the mayor would be recuperating throughout January and she wished both him and his wife a speedy recovery.
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