Tamati RAE


RAE, Tamati James:
21.11.1984 - 10.9.2017
We, the whanau of Tamati, wish to acknowledge the many expressions of sympathy and gestures of kindness shown to us following our sad loss. To those who travelled from overseas and around New Zealand to farewell Tamati alongside us, thank you. To see how many lives he had touched was overwhelming and heart-warming. We offer our heartfelt thanks to the Kaikoura community for embracing our whanau, especially the children, and for your ongoing practical and emotional support. To the many who sent food, baking, clothes, floral tributes, cards and messages of condolences, thank you. To those who telephoned and visited as well as all those who made donations, we are truly grateful. A special thanks to the Ringawera at Takahanga Marae who ensured our visitors were fed and fed well. Please accept this acknowledgement as an expression of our deepest gratitude to you all. Most importantly to Andrew Field. There are no words to express our gratitude for your courageous actions. Three of our mokopuna are with us today because of you. We are forever indebted to you. We will leave the last words to Tamati
"Everything will be tickety boo."

Published in The Press on Oct. 11, 2017