Ricky Houghton, 62, Northland Community Hero, dies from Cancer

Ricky Houghton, 62, Northland Community Hero, dies from Cancer

A northland community hero, Ricky Houghton was a Korowai Trust chief executive and New Zealand local hero known for his commitment to providing shelter for the homeless.

What Caused the Death of  Housing and Community advocate Ricky Houghton?

After a battle with cancer, Ricky Houghton passed away at the age of 62. He died on Monday morning, surrounded by whanau, in his West Auckland home. His passing was verified by Te Piringatahi O Te Maungaarongo Marae. He fought cancer for a long time, and on July 18, 2022, he lost the battle.

He has been referred to as a leader who sought and secured practical solutions for whnau as well as a tenacious and ardent advocate for communities.

Ricky Houghton Age, Family, and Early Life

Ricky Houghton was born in New Zealand on April 7, 1960. He was 62 years old at the time of his death. Gilbert Benjamin Houghton, an Englishman who served in the Mori Battalion during WWII, gave birth to him. He was born and raised in England and served as a Sergeant Major for the Royal Scots Greys.

ricky houghton family
source: FACEBOOK

He was in charge of a tank regiment in the Middle East and Italy. Tukino Kay Latimer, his mother, was also a Latimer from Te Patu, in this region of the Far North. She worked as a nurse’s aide.

Ricky Houghton Career, What was his profession?

He served as the chief executive of the He Korowai Trust in Kaitaia, which provided rent-to-buy and emergency housing. In 2018, he was recognized as New Zealand’s local hero of the year. He is said to as a leader who sought and attained practical answers, and a steadfast and ardent advocate for communities. He was honored with the 2018 Kiwibank New Zealand Local Hero Award for his commitment to enhancing the standard of living for whanau in the Far North.

Over the course of several years, he was able to prevent the sale of more than 550 homes by mortgagees, keeping more than 6000 people in their homes. More than 800 whanau received justice and development services under his supervision.

Which school and college did he go to?

Our current knowledge of his educational background is lacking as nothing about him has been made public. We will update this section when we have more precise information regarding his educational background

Ricky Houghton Net Worth, How much does he earn?

At the time of writing, it is impossible to assess his net worth no information about his earnings has been made public.

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Ricky Houghton Wife, What about his relationship?

He was married to Rosie Houghton who is available on Facebook with whom he shared two children. They are Crystal Leigh Houghton  and lisiate hala.

ricky houghton wife
source: FACEBOOK

Was he available on any social media platforms?

He was available on Facebook with 602+ friends.

Physical Appearance of  Ricky Houghton’s Height, Weight

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Hair ColourBrown
Eye ColourHazel
Body typeFit
Sexual OrientationStraight

Interesting facts about Ricky Houghton’s should be known

NationalityNew Zealand
EthnicityWhite
Zodiac SignN / A  
Net WorthN / A
Single/ In a relationship/Married/DivorcedMarried
Current SpouseRosie Houghton
Children2 ( not sure)

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