HOOPER, Thomas Alva (Tom)

A memorial service for Tom will be held at 2pm, Saturday September 30 at Pyes Pa Memorial Park Chapel, 403 Pyes Pa Road, Tauranga.   Read More

RICHARDS, Mervyn Thomas

Passed away at Tauranga Hospital on 14th September 2017, aged 79 years. Much loved husband of Pam, and Dad of Craig and Lynne. ‘Grandad Merve' to his adored grandchildren Jacob, Noah, Indira, Brooke and Pyper. According to Merv's wishes,... Read More

WALLACE, Brian Andrew (Wally)

16 September 2017, aged 69 years young. Loved friend of Noeleen and loved father of Dean and Laurence, Karen and Andrew MacCormick, Amy and Matthew Lyttle and his four grandchildren. Thanks to staff at Northland Hospice, Cairnfield House, Dr. March,... Read More

POMARE, Madeline

(‘Matakino') (nee Richards) At Tauranga Hospital on 20th September 2017 with whanau at her side; just one day before her 79th birthday. Loved daughter of the late Selwyn and Teamo Richards, and loved sister of Peter, Dick and her deceased... Read More

ASKIN, Keith

Passed away 19 September 2017, aged 70. Dearly loved husband and best mate of Linda. Admired and loved father of Stephen and Stewart, stepdad of Gina and dad-n-law to Shelly and Lynette. Love to Grandad from your Grandchildren. “We all love you... Read More

STOCKMAN, Pareteuaha (Bonnie)

Passed away peacefully on Monday 18th September.  Beloved wife of Tureiti, precious mother of Ngarutahora, Ngakumama (Ponto),  and Kenneth.  Proud Nan to her many mokopuna.  Resting at Waikari Marae, Matapihi, until her funeral at... Read More

LABRUM, Kenneth Edward

Passed away at home after a long illness.  Aged 79 years.  Dearly loved husband and best friend of Annette.  Loved dearly by his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brother, sister, nieces and nephews.  According to Ken's... Read More

HOGAN: Norma Janet

On September 16, 2017 after a short illness, with family at her side, aged 91 years. Loved wife of the late Gerald (Gerry) Francis Hogan. Loved mother and mother in law of Brian and Dawn, Dennis and Annette, Kevin and Jenny, Christine and Les. Loved... Read More

POATA: Morris Percy Te Wata (Mo)

26/7/1971 – 17/9/2017 Loved son of Barbara and Edward Poata. A loved father of Yana, Jahley, Ken, Khan, Rain, Barbie and Courage, brother of Prep and Ana, uncle of Levi, Kaia, Sebastian, Legacy, Lyrric, Liberty and Ledger, and friend to many. Mo... Read More

GREEN, Gary Roy

Passed away peacefully on 15.09.17 at Cedar Manor Rest Home. Treasured husband of the late Jan. Dearly loved father and father in law of Lynley and Guy, and Brent. Special Grandpa to Aidan, Molly, Amy, and Laura. ‘We will miss you, but you are... Read More



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