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After a lengthy and challenging journey due to the extreme weather conditions, Titewhai Harawira has arrived home to Te Tai Tokerau for her tangi today.
Hone Harawira said his mother received a "rapturous reception" on her return north.
"After a long and torturous journey running the backroads of the north, mum finally got home yesterday afternoon to a rapturous reception from hapū and iwi from all across the north."
The service began at 12pm on Sunday in Te Ihi o Nehua and will be followed by burial at St Isaac's Cemetery at 2pm. The hakari is in Te Tawaka at 3pm.