Native Affairs Summer Series – Tree of Life

By Renee Kahukura-Iosefa

One of our most poignant stories was about a grieving mother who lost two teenage sons, one in a car crash in 2009, and the other two years later to suicide.

Last September, their mother Heeni Morehu launched her book "Tree of Life - My Journey with Grief". The book aims to break the silence around suicide. 

Our reporter Renee Kahukura Iosefa travelled with Heeni as she took her message around the Bay of Plenty rohe.