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Rankin (nee HINGA), Sally
Sent to http://www.ngaitakoto.com/index.html
Also posted on www.ngatikuri.tk and www.maori.org.nz
From: active_NK (Original Message) Sent: 22/04/2007 2:14 AM
Tangi (Funeral) : Rankin Sarah (Sally) nee HINGA RAHERA
It is with regret and sadness that I inform nga Iwi o Ngati Kuri & Ngaitakoto that Great Aunt Sally (90 years old in Feb 2007) passed away Sunday 15 April 2007 in Auckland. The funeral was held on Tuesday 17 April 2007 in Auckland.
Further information can be obtained via her son Brian Rankin 09 521 5599
Aunt Sally dearly wanted to attend the Kotahitanga o Ngati Kuri in Dec 2006 - Jan 2007 however her health prevented this. She gave her blessings on the gathering and was able to eat some Te Hapua oysters brought back for our other elders who also could not make the journey north. (Bob Mehana, Raiti Aperahama, Sonny Epere).
The parents of Aunt Sally are: Paratene Hinga (Waimonone) and Mata Paneere (Te Poroporo).
Hutia te rito o te harakeke
Mai wai te komako e ko?
E patai atu ahau ki a koe,
He aha te mea nui o te Ao?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.
When you slice open the heart of the flax plant
Where will the Bellbird sing?
Let me ask you,
What is the most important thing in this world?
It is people, it is people, it is people.