FINAL UPDATE: Rutene is now lying in Kauhanga marae at Peria. His funeral has been set for 10am tomorrow - Thursday 19th November 2015.
UPDATE: There will be an 11am service tomorrow (Tuesday17th November 2015) for Rutene at the church in Mangere, after which the whanau will bring him home to Kauhanga marae in Peria.
PANUI MATE - RUTENE PEREIHA: Kua hinga a Rutene Pereiha no Te Paatu ki Peria.
It is again our sad commssion to let all our people know of the passing of another iwi member.
Rutene Pereiha (aged 73) passed away early this morning at Middlemore hospital. Tonight he will lie in his home at 27 Solent St, Mangere. We will update tangihanga and funeral arrangements as they come to hand. We send all our love and comfort to his wife, June, and his tamariki mokopuna.
Nga mihi aroha ki a tatou katoa.