From Laurelle & Jaylene Tamati

Kia ora e te whānau.  Our nan will arrive at Te Pākira Sunday afternoon. This is the post that will appear in the newspaper on Tuesday.  Please share with your whānau.

Moe mai rā e te kuia kahurangi o Tūhourangi Ngāti Wāhiao.  Haere atu ki õu mātua tūpuna, ki õ uri, ki õu mātua, ki tõ hoa rangatira.

Nancy Perata Heretaunga (née Gardiner) passed away suddenly at the Rotorua Hospital on 16 January 2016 aged 76.  Loved wife of the late Remus Heretaunga, and mother to Whariki, Nellie, Joseph, Paul, Remus, John, Taerangi, Ngairo and Daniel.

She will lie in state at Te Pakira Marae (Whakarewarewa) till Wednesday 20 January 2016. Service will start at 11am to be followed by her burial at Utuwhakapoua Cemetery – Boot Hill.