HAERE KI O KOUTOU
Maraea Boyce died in the Rawene Hospital on 24 August 1958. Aged 69 years she is survived by her husband Mr Dan Boyce and a family of six boys and two daughters.
She was a well-known personality in the Hokianga District formerly residing in Pupuwai across the Hokianga River from Koutu, and later in Koutu, where her husband farms.
Her mother Ihapera is a daughter of Miriama, whose brother Hone Papahia was one of the most famous and colourful figures in the early Maori Clergy. Born in the Hokianga District he had no children. He was the first Maori to work in the Pacific Islands as a Missionary during the latter part of last century and after.
Mr TE ONE HAERITI
Mr Te One Haeriti, 86, one of the remaining elders of the Ngati Te Kanawa and Maniapoto tribes, died on Thursday at Marakopa, Waikato.
Te One in his youth accompanied the late Mr Mace, the surveyor who surveyed the Waitomo Caves in the early 1880s.
Te One was known as a leading supporter of the retention of the pact of the Rohe Potae and was also an active supporter of the Maori King Movement.
Before his death he had just journeyed from Auckland to Marakopa to see Mr Gabriel Elliott, a well-known authority on Maori affairs in his tribal area, to discuss the matter of suitably commemorating the Mangatoatoa Pa site and also to enquire into the fishing rights of his people in their tribal rivers.
Mr JOHN CARROLL
Mr John Carroll, of the well-known Wairoa Maori family, died at Wairoa. The deceased's father, also John Carroll, was an elder brother of Sir James Carroll. The deceased was born at Wairoa 87 years ago and was educated at First School, a Maori mission establishment in the district. He took part in the Gallipoli landing in the first World War. Mr Carroll was well known to prominent visitors to Wairoa whom he welcomed at Takitimu marae.
His wife pre-deceased him many years ago. He leaves two sons and a daughter.
Mrs TE RINA BORELL
A distinguished member of a prominent pioneering family of Te Puna, Mrs Te Rina Borell, died aged 91 years.
She is survived by nine of her 14 children, 115 grandchildren, 70 great grandchildren and 15 great great grandchildren.
Mrs RANGI ARAROA
More than 1000 people attended the tangi held at Te Mapou Pa, Te Teko, after the death of Mrs Rangi Araroa, noted descendant from the Mataatua and Te Arawa canoes.
Mrs Rangi Araroa, who died at the age of 68, was the great-granddaughter of Rangitukehu, who was paramount chief of the Ngatiawa tribe. She was also the great-granchild of Tauhe, a chief of the Ngati Hamua subtribe of the Ngatiawa.
Mr GEORGE HALLETT
A great orator and an authority on Maori law and customs, Mr George Hallett (Hori Te Mautaranui) died at Waitahanui at the age of 84.
Mr WI WAIKARI
Mr Wi Waikari, aged 76, a noted and respected kaumatua and elder of the Waiapu district, died at his home in Rangitukia.
Mr Waikari, primarily a farmer, was also noted as a builder, having taken part in the erection of most tribal meeting-houses in the northern section of the East Coast.
Mr IWI RURU
Mr Iwi Ruru, one of the East Coast's best known elders, died recently. He is survived by Mrs Ruru and three sons, Messrs Hata Ruru of Wanganui, Robert of Te Kuiti, and Jimmy of Wairoa.
Mrs MAKE LUCY PAEWAI
One of the best known Maori women in the Dannevirke area, Mrs Make Lucy Paewai, died at her home in Dannevirke. Mrs Paewai, who had been in ill-health for some time, was buried in the Tahoraiti cemetery. Mrs Paewai was the wife of the well-known All Black, Lui Paewai. A member of the Arawa tribe she was an old girl of Queen Victoria College for Maori Girls, Auckland.