"Quick report from Bevan's Tangi. It might go well on your website. I don't have a photo.
I have just come back from Porangahau where I attended the tangi of Bevan Tipene Matua. It was a very sad sight to see a rangatira in his coffin when there is so much more work to be done. Only 40 years old and leaving children behind all added to the tragedy. It was a large tangi and they came from far and wide to show their respect. However, none was more appreciated than those five van loads that arrived from Ngai Tahu after a fifteen hour journey. Bevan was Ngai Tahu on one side and Kahungungu on the other. This journey linked both sides and it honoured his whakapapa. It was well received and it was a fine tribute to Bevan. Well done."So sad that Bevan has left us.
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