UPDATE 1 - 5:30PM TUESDAY 17 JULY 218: Tēnā hoki koutou. The family advise that whaea Marama is lying in state this evening at Havenfalls Funeral Parlour, 3 View Road, Henderson, and will be leaving at 11-00am apopo traveling direct to Kēnana Marae. Ngā mihi aroha.
Kua hinga a whaea Marama i tenei ata. Ka takoto ia ki roto i tana kainga kei 8 MacDonald Place, Otahuhu i tenei po i mua atu te hokinga mai ki Kenana apopo.
We are very sad to have received the news that whaea Marama Pritchard passed away in Auckland this morning. Her whanau advise that they will spend the night with her at her Otahuhu home 8 McDonald Place, before returning to Kenana marae apopo.
E te whaea Marama, nga mahi maha i oti ia koe mo tenei wa. No reira e te whaea haere hoki atu ra ki to tatou Matua nui i te Rangi, ko matou enei e noho mokemoke atu nei i tou wehenga atu.
Marama was an amazing presence and such a fount of honest knowledge. Our heartfelt condolences to all her whanau, hapu and iwi. We will update tangihanga details as they come to hand.
No reira e te whaea moe mai ra koe i to moengaroa i roto ano hoki i nga ringaringa atawhai o to tatou Matua nui i te Rangi.