In Memorandiam: Wiha Te Raki Hawea Stephens

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E nga rangatira, e nga matawaka, e nga tai e wha: tena koutou katoa. He panui tenei na matou na te whanau o WIHA TE RAKI HAWEA STEPHENS.

Hei tenei marama ka hurahia tana kohatu whakamaumahara. Ka tu tenei hui nui mona ki te poho o tona iwi o Ngati Awa.

On the Saturday 19th June at 11.00am Wihas unveiling will take place.

The ceremony will be held at the Tu Te Ao marae in Te Teko.

This hui will enable us to all pay our respects and gratitude for the rich and full life of a truly beautiful woman.

Kaati ra. Nau mai, haere mai.

Background

Whaea Wiha taught for many years at pioneering Huntly immersion school Te Wharekura o Rakaumangamanga, and was a contributor to the Maori language dictionary and a lead translator on the Maori Google project.

More recently she was a language coach on Vincent Ward’s film Rain of the children, which was co-produced by her husband Tainui Stephens.

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