Founding Māori Showband member passes away

James Perry
  • Te Tai Rāwhiti

He reo rōreka kua mū. Nō te Raapa nei mate ai a Horomona 'Solly' Te Heuheu Pohatu.

He kaiwaiata o mua o ngā pēne Māori Hi Five, Māori Volcanics hoki te uri nei o Ngāi Tamanuhiri. 

Nōna e mahi waiata i takahia nei e ia ngā tōpito katoa o te ao. 

Whitu tekau mā waru tōna pakeke ka mate nei.

Tokowhā āna tamaiti, tekau mā whā āna mokopuna.

Kei Tamanuhiri marae i Muriwai ia e tīraha ana, hei āpōpō whakahoki ai ki te rua kōiwi o ōna mātua tīpuna ki Whakore-koretekai.