Te Hoa Rangatira a Kihi Ngatai

Tena koe/kotou e te whanau/nga whanaunga – last night  Russell

and I returned home from the last day of the Claims Hearings in

Whangaroa, but before going into detail about them, I want to pay

tribute to the kaumatua of the Tribunal, Mr Kihi Ngatai, whose wife

passed away and he was  not in attendance.   He was always present

at the previous Hearings as part of the Judicial team who attended, and

so his presence was missed.  As additional information, he was a

kaumatua/relation of Touchen Ririnui, Maude’s husband, and so our

mihi and acknowledgment  goes out to Touchen, Maude and their

whanau in their recent loss.

No reira e te Whaea tupuna/rangatira, okioki koe i nga ringaringa o

Ihoa o nga Mano, kua tu honohono nei koe i o tatou tini whanaunga

i te Ao Wairua –  haere atu koe ki a ratou ma.

 

——o0o—–

 

 

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