Current Funerals

KOTUHI, Richard

Sunrise 11 February 1951 – Sunset 14 January 2022 (70 years).

Son of William Kotuhi (dec) and Mary Kotuhi (dec) (nee Andrews). Loving father of Manuel and treasured koro to his many moko. Cherished brother and uncle.

Richard will lie at Te Rauhina Marae, Kihitu on Friday 14 January 2022 where his funeral service will be held on Sunday 16 January 2022 at 11am and then taken to Okaka Urupa, Kihitu for burial.

Any messages can be sent to 3 Murraee Street Wairoa.


Passed away peacefully at Wairoa Hospital on Saturday 8 January 2022. Loved husband of Anita (dec). Loved dad of Sharon, and Sheryl. Loved grandad of Chrisella and Matene, Rora Te Ra, Chelsea and Kevin, Pinemene and Jasmine. Loved great grandad of Te Arani, Sebastian, Ryan, Muffin, Xzyarne, Ariya, Imani Te Aroha, Nala, Maria, Te Ahomairangi, Lincoln, and Shaquille. Loved brother-in-law of Ella. Tom will lie at home 6 Kabul Street, Wairoa where his funeral service will be held on Tuesday 11 January 2022 at 11.00am, followed by a private cremation. All messages to 6 Kabul Street, Wairoa 4108.

Maximum of 50 people due to Covid orange light restrictions.

HAWKINS, Stewart McCullum Debden (Doc).


Born 23rd December, 1941. Died 2nd January, 2022.

Passed away peacefully after a short stay at Te Wiremu House, Aberdeen Road, Gisborne.

Loved husband of Anne.  Cherished father of Kim, Stewart Jnr, Neil, Susan, Louis and George (dec). Popa to Luella, Georgia, Natalie, Trent, Kamel, Susana, Daryl, Michael, Shonnelle, McCullum, Jennecca, Tamara, Rachel and Marissa.

Thanks to all staff at Te Wiremu House, and special thanks to the staff at Wairoa hospital.

Viewing will be held at Pickering’s Funeral Chapel, 62 Marine Parade, Wairoa on Saturday 8th January between 12 and 2 pm, and at Stewart’s home, Lucknow St, Wairoa, on Sunday.

The funeral service will be held at St Peter’s Catholic Church, Queen St, Wairoa on Monday 10th January 2022 at 11.30 am followed by interment in the Wairoa lawn cemetery.

Due to Covid 19 requirements, a vaccine pass must be presented at both the viewings and the funeral service.




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