Kua riro ki te paerau a Ngaroma Rupapera. E te whakaruruhau te pouaru o Pawhau (Biff) Rupapera. Te uri o Te Paatu ki Peria. Te whaea o Heeni, Huru, Florence, Norma,Mary, Peter, Bradley, Keith me Innes.
Ngaroma Rupapera passed away this morning, 25th August, in the Haven at Kaitaia hospital. A woman of great endurance who contibuted to many charitable works, including the Maori Womens' Welfare League, the Mothers Union of her Hahi, as wel as Kauhanga and Haititaimarangai marae, she will be hugely missed by her many mokopuna, her hapori, and her whanau, hapu and iwi.
We extend special thoughts to her whanau who had the privilege of caring for their whaea in her last years. Ki te mea ia he tamariki, he mokopuna ranei a tetahi pouaru, kia whakaakona ratou i te tuatahi kia whakaaro tika ki to ratou whare ake, kia utua hoki ta nga matua; he mea pai hoki tenei, he mea e manakohia ana i te aroaro o te Atua. [1 Timoti 5:4]
Whaea Roma will be taken to Kauhanga Marae late this evening or in the morning. Funeral details will follow.
E te whaea, hoki ai koe ki ou maunga kia puritia ai koe e Tawhirimatea. Moe mai moe mai i roto i nga ringaringa o tou Kaihanga.