Her mother claims medical staff refused a CT scan.
Raglan Ward Councillor Lisa Thomson says stunned locals want to help the victim's family.
"We just don't know how to put life together without him being here."
A body was found in a van in Waikato.
It follows reports of a serious incident in Raglan.
"They could've picked this up earlier and she wouldn't have the tumour."
National says the Government's taken credit for the projects it started.
"Where the heck did they even come from?"
His mother took him to hospital repeatedly, but doctors told her there was nothing wrong.
It turns out you don't have to wear redbands to win the prize.
But a local business association member says they're doing fine working around it.
A report says planting trees is the best solution.
"If you're a senior bloke and you've taken too much money, we're not going to go after you."
He was criticised last year for overspending taxpayers' money.