Kei te hau kāinga i Aotearoa nei te taonga o te mate, a Rob Peihopa e takoto mai ana. E rere tonu ana ngā pātai mō tōna matenga i roto i te whare mauhere ki Villawood i Poihākena i tērā wiki. I kōrero tōna whāea a Hera ki a Ripeka Timutimu i te tangihanga ki Hoani Waititi Marae.
Ahakoa te uaua, ka pikau tonu a Hera Peihopa i ngā mahara mō tana tama a Rob, i a ia e takoto ana ki Hoani Waititi Marae.
“He had a big heart, he was loving, he embraced people, he had alot of empathy for people that were vulnerable in some way, and he was tuned into others around him.”
I mate a Rob Peihopa i te Whare Mauhere o Villawood i tērā Rāhina. I mauhere a ia e iwa marama mō tana whai wāhi atu ki ki tētahi arunga pirihimana.
“I'm really happy that he.s home. I've got lots of mixed emotions with his whānau around and I'm feeling all their reactions to his death,” says Hera Peihopa.
Kāore i te mōhiotia he aha i mate ai ia, ā, e kimi whakautu ana ia.
“I would like the NZ government to push to ensure that whatever happened to my Boy, that things surface, I would like the NZ govt to put pressure on Australia to make sure they get an outcome for her son.“
Kāore a Hera i te hiahia kia mate tana tama mō te kore noa.
“They mean something, our boys mean something to be swept away and forgotten, I don't want that to happen.”
E tatari ana te Rōpū Kākāriki ki te whakautu a te Pirimia ki tā rātou reta mō te matenga a Peihopa. Engari mō nāianei ka nehu a Peihopa ki te urupa o Waikaraka hei te Rahoroi.