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Wendy
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02 March, 2019 5:04 pm  

Kia ora  The Cemeteries Manager, Whenua Tapu cemetery, Porirua City Council, Wellington made a public appeal on 30 January 2019 to locate whanau/Next of kin for unclaimed ashes they are holding.  They have given a deadline of 1 March 2019 to contact them.  One of the names appearing on their list is WILLIAMSON, Tetekira Haora (believed to be WILKINSON, Tetekira Haora cka Rex Hora WILKINSON).   He was born in June 1927 and he was cremated on 8 June 1995 in South Auckland.

The Auckland City Council - Manukau Memorial Gardens advise that their records suggest that his ashes were retained and sent to the Funeral Director.  They were not scattered or buried.  The Funeral Director was Silver Dawn Funeral Services, Auckland.  Majority shareholder is the Manukau Urban Maori Authority (they have been contacted by no response received from them).

The 1963 Auckland Central electoral roll records Rex Haora Wilkinson living at 30 Ponsonby Road, occupation Cutter.  The 1972 and 1978 electoral rolls record him living at 30A Rose Road, Auckland, occupation Commercial Cleaner.

Can anybody help locate whanau as it would be great to return Rex home.

Wendy


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Whakapapa Club
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03 March, 2019 9:27 am  

Kia ora @wendy,

We have shared this post on our facebook page and asked everyone to spread the word, so hopefully we can find his whanau.

However is was pointed out on our fb page post that the deadline is now past - so could you kindly let us know what does this mean? https://www.facebook.com/WhakapapaClub/

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Wendy
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03 March, 2019 9:44 am  

Although the deadline has past I understand from the Whenua Tapu cemetery that it will be a couple of months before any unclaimed ashes are finally scattered/interred in the cemetery.  So a little extra time to locate whanau.  It would be great to be able to return Rex home.


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