Update: Parking has been moved to ROTOITI RUGBY CLUB. This is due to weather conditions.
E ngā reo, e ngā mana, e ngā kārangakaranga.
For those who wish to pay their respects, please make contact with Piki Thomas and Dennis Curtis (their details are in the link below) to help manage the flow of manuhiri. We encourage you to choose a time and day, as every attempt will be made to run to the schedule, however please have patience and flexibility.
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Tō tiripou ki tō ringa
Tō mataaho ki tō upoko
Tō reo ki tō arero
Tō iwi ki tō ngākau
Takahia te pō!
Takahia te ao wairua!
E ara te māioio o te wāhi ngaro
Ko te Kawa o Te Rape puatata a Rakeiao e waha ake nei
Ko te Pikikotuku o Te Paratau whakaharahara a Ngāti Rongomai e oi ake nei
Ko te kākaho o Te Kōkako pekewero a Ngāti Pikiao e kotahi nei
Ko te Mihiau o Te Arawa okotahi tēnei e whakaeke nei
Karanga te pō
Karanga te ao
Kei hea koutou ka ngaro nei!
Tēnā kua riro ki Paerau
Ki te huihuinga o te kahurangi ka oti atu koutou e!
Kua hinga te totara nui a Nopera (Toby) Tamihana Curtis 13.11.1939 – 17.08.2022
He tama nā Timi Te Po James Curtis nō Ngāti Rongomai, rāua ko Taipapaki Curtis (nee Paora) nō Ngāti Pikiao/Tainui.
Ā te 10 i te ata o tēnei Paraire, 19 Akuhata 2022, ka tae atu tō mātou pāpā kia takoto ai i raro i te mahau o Rakeiao kei Tapuaekura – 111 Curtis Road, Rotoiti.
Dr Sir Toby Curtis (Nopera Tamihana Curtis, Te Arawa, Ngāti Rongomai, Ngāti Pikiao) passed away peacefully at his Lake Rotoiti home this morning at the age of 83 years. He was surrounded by his whānau.
Taa Toby will remain at home with immediate whānau, before being taken to his marae, Rakeiao, Lake Rotoiti at 10am on Friday 19 August, 2022.
From that time, the Curtis whānau welcome all those who wish to honour the life of our rangatira at Rakeiao. The burial date will be advised in due course.
In an effort to ensure as many ope as possible can pay their respects, please contact Dennis Curtis 0212 816 016 or Piki Thomas 027 244 8784 who will facilitate each rōpū.
We anticipate a large gathering at Rakeiao and will close Curtis Road and run shuttle services between the dedicated carparking area and marae. Local Māori wardens will assist with directions, but please allow extra time for parking and transport to the marae.
Cell phone coverage is limited at the marae, but the tangi and whai kōrero will be livestreamed with details to come for those who are unable to be with us kanohi ki te kanohi.
To help keep everyone safe (especially our vulnerable koeke), please wear facemasks, use the hand sanitiser provided and stay home to watch the livestream if you are māuiui.
The whānau respectfully ask that they are not contacted directly at this time for tangi information – we will post full details here.
Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa.