30 December 2020

Tēnā ano tātou e te whanau, he pānui whakamohio atu tēnei ki a koutou i ngā whakaritenga mo tō tātou taonga Manukura.

Manukura will remain at Pukaha.

A special woven harakeke whariki will be used to wrap her in, before she is place in a carved wakahuia that will be used to carry her to and from the service/ceremony.

A Memorial service/ceremony for Manukura will be held at Pukaha on Saturday the 9th of Janurary 2021 at 1pm, all welcome.

During the service celebrating her 9 years a number of people will be given the opportunty to share their stories, and memories of Manukura.

During the service Representatives of our schools/Kapa Haka/Maori Womens Welfare League will sing tributes to Manukura.
Following the Memorial service/ceremony Manukura will be taken from the wharehuia room out through pukaha to the Kiwi house past her whare kohanga and out to a pukaha vehicle waiting to take her to be cremated.

A guard of honor for her will line the pathway from the back exit to the kiwi house(everyone will be encouraged to join the line and place their farewell messages in the woven basket that will accompany her.)

At the appropriate time Manukura’s Ashes (together with some special white rocks)will be buried beneath the foundations of the new accomodation Complex and Wharenui that is being built at Pukaha.

In recognition of and in memory of her, the complex will be given the name Manukura. 

A carving in memorial of her will also be produced by our pukaha carving team and placed at the Kiwi House ready to be unveiled on the 1st of May her birthday.

Her feathers will remain at Pukaha and be used for special projects.

Rangitāne want to acknowledge Emily Court, Pukaha General manager for her support and guidance through what surely is a difficult and truly sad time especially with decisions having to be made that may not please everyone but that need to be mindful of everyones feelings and emotional attachments to a very special Kiwi. Kei te whaea Emily tēnā koe me o whakaaro rangatira kia aro mai ki ēnei tohutohu, ki ēnei whakaritenga, ki ēnei mihi whakanui i tō tātou taonga.

Rangitane also acknowledge Evelyn, Jesse, and the rest of the Pukaha team who had a special bond with Manukura that can never be broken, we truly understand your mamae at the loss of our beautiful Manukura, we share this with you in the hope that it helps lift some of the weight of sadness from your shoulders, nā reira koutou e ngā kaitiaki o ngā tamariki a Tāne tēnei a Rangitāne e mihi atu nei ki a koutou tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.