Mātaatua elder and kapa haka exponent Te Makariini Temara passed away early this morning in Whakatāne.
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Former chairman of the Tūhoe Waikaremoana Trust Board, Tama Nikora passed away peacefully yesterday in Rotorua aged 84.
Much loved Te Arawa entertainer Jojo Waaka has been brought back onto her ancestral meeting house following her sudden death yesterday in Rotorua. The daughter of late Reverend Te Napi Tūtewehiwehi Waaka has welcomed onto Te Takinga Marae where she will remain until Monday.
George Pomana now lies on the porch of the house he help to complete. The respected teacher (62) died yesterday after a long illness. Today he was welcomed by students of James Cook High Schook to Te Pou Herenga Waka Marae, where he will lie for one night before returning to his marae.