E tino haruru ana te whenua i te hinganga o te totara nui i te wao-nui-a-Tane.
Kua tūkoki te waka, kua pakaru te tākere,kua riro te tītītai, te tūruki, kua mōnonehu te iwi.
It is with a sense of shock that we have received the news that Dr Bruce Gregory (Ngati Te Ao, Te Uri o Hina me Tahaawai - Te Rarawa) passed away this morning. Although he had reached a goodly age, Bruce has been a steady presence in our lives and will be greatly missed.
Bruce is currently at Geards Funeral Parlour here in Kaitaia from whence he will be taken to lay for the night at the Whare Whakairo at Kaitaia hospital. Tomorrow he will make the journey to his beloved Te Rarawa marae in Pukepoto where he will lay until the ra nehu. We will advise funeral arrangements as they come to hand.
E mihi atu ana ki a Papatūānuku, ki a Papatūārangi
Te Papa i takatakahia e ngā mātua tūpuna, te papa i waihotia mai e rātou mā
Te Papa e maroro ki te itinga, e maroro ki te opunga
Te Papa-awhi, e awhi ana i a tātou, o tēnā, o tēnā, o tēnā o ngā whakatupuranga e tupu ake nei.
Te Ūkaipō, Te Ūkaiao o tātou katoa.
Haere e Bruce, haere, haere, haere atu ra ki te okiokinga, ki te kainga tuturu mo tatou te tangata.