Koro Tuki Takiwa RIP

Rārangi maunga a tūi te ao, tū i te pō. Rārangi tāngata, ngaro noa, ngaro noa. Kua hinga tētehi tōtara nō te wa o nui a Tāne He tangata whakapono,…

Rārangi maunga a tūi te ao, tū i te pō.

Rārangi tāngata, ngaro noa, ngaro noa.

Kua hinga tētehi tōtara nō te wa o nui a Tāne

He tangata whakapono, he tangata humārie.

E te Rangatira, ka nui te aroha.

Ko Tongariro te maunga, ko Taupo nui-a-tia te moana,

Ko Tūwharetoa te iwi, ko Ngāti Manunui, ko Ngāti Hikairo

me Ngāti Puakawa nui tonu ngā hapū.

It is with sadness that we learned of the passing of Tuki Takiwa on 4 December 2020. Koro Tuki was kaumātua of Te Whaea Tapu o Kapiti (Our Lady of Kapiti Parish). He and his wife kui, Pauline, for many years now have been recognized as kaumātua for Cardinal John Dew and the Archdiocese of Wellington. Koro Tuki and kui Pauline have carried the role as kaumātua pou tikanga and pou whakapono for Te Kahu o te Rangi – the Archdiocesan Maori Pastoral Council. Our prayer support is with kui Pauline and the whānau locally and abroad. E te Ariki hoatu ki ā ia te okiokinga pūmautanga.

Koro Tuki Takiwa RIP Archdiocese of Wellington