27 Mar 2024

Tangi for Gisborne brawl victim Kane Taare-Gray taking place over coming days

4:44 pm on 27 March 2024
A number of tributes have been paid to Kane Taare-Gray online.

Kane Taare-Gray. Photo: Supplied

A tangi for one of the men who died in a mass brawl at a birthday party in Gisborne will be held in Uawa Tolaga Bay in the coming days.

Kane Taare-Gray was found dead at the scene last weekend, along with Chrysler Stevens-Mark who was celebrating his 21st birthday.

Three others were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Kane Taare-Gray will first go to Te Rāwheoro marae in Uawa on Wednesday evening.

He will then go to Hauiti marae on Thursday afternoon before going to Hinetamatea marae briefly where he will be laid to rest at Anaura Bay on Friday.

Meanwhile, two men who gatecrashed the party have been charged.

A man, 25, who was injured in the fight, was discharged from Gisborne Hospital on Tuesday was initially charged with assault but now faces a count of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He was due to appear in court this afternoon but the matter was dealt with by the judge in chambers with the man agreeing to remain in custody until a court date can be set.

Another man, 29, who was charged with injuring with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, has also been remanded in custody until next month.

Police have asked people who attended the party on Saturday night to come forward with any photos or videos they may have.

Police said further charges would be considered as the investigation continued.

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