E hika ma tena tatau Ngati Porou.
He panui tino ohorere. I taenehi nei ka moe a Heni Tawhiwhirangi i te moenga roa.
Tamahine a Porourangi raua ko Iritana Tawhiwhirangi (nee Thatcher). Uri na Tuwhakairiora, Rahuiokehu, Mahaki, Karuai, ratau ko Hinerupe ki Waiapu, me ona karangaranga maha puta noa i a Ngati Porou me Ngati Kahungunu.
E tangi nei, e mamae nei te ngakau mona kua wehe atu nei. Ko tatau nga roimata kai muri nei ratau ko tona hoa rangatira me ana tamariki mokopuna.
He mema o te poari, he wahine pakari, he wahine toa, he mana wahine. Moe mai ra e Heni i runga i te rangimarie.
It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Heni Tawhiwhirangi, who suddenly passed away yesterday.
Heni was an elected representative on the Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou board of directors, and a passionate and vocal advocate for the well-being and development of Ngati Porou whanau, hapu and iwi.
Heni was involved in the establishment of the original representative body, Te Runanga o Ngati Porou, in her role as Chief Executive Officer during the early days of the organisation. Heni was also instrumental in setting up Ngati Porou Hauora, and was a board member and later general manager of Radio Ngati Porou. Heni was an active trustee and member on a number of whanau land trusts and marae committees at home and was politically active within the community.
Moe marie mai ra e te koka.
The tangihanga arrangements are:
Tuesday 28 November (today)
- Depart Evans Funeral Services in Gisborne at 12pm.
- Arrive at Tinatoka Marae, near Tikitiki at 2pm
Wednesday 29th November (today)
- Departed Tinatoka for Porourangi Marae, Waiomatatini at 9.30am
Thursday 30th November
- Depart for Rahui Marae, Tikitiki at 3.00pm
Friday 1st December
- Service at 11.00am at Rahui Marae