17 Dec 2020

Rangimarie Rose Turuki Pere being laid to rest today

From Morning Report, 8:53 am on 17 December 2020

A renowned Ngāti Kahungunu spiritual leader - remembered for the wisdom and guidance she imparted on her iwi - is being laid to rest near Gisborne today. 

Dr. Rangimarie Rose Turuki Pere will be laid to rest at Te Ronopai marae next to her husband Joseph Pere at 11 o'clock this morning. 

Ngāti Kahungunu chairman Ngāhiwi Tomoana told our reporter Meriana Johnsen that Whaea Rose will be remembered for both her colourful clothing - and language.