Kua hinga tētahi kaumātua rongonui arā ko Eru Thompson

Heeni Brown
  • Tāmaki Makaurau

Mai i Te Hiku o te Ika ki tā Maki ipukura, ko te tūpāpaku o Eru Thompson i whakaokiokitia e te tini ngerongero ki tōna marae, ki Makaurau i te ahiahi nei.

He manapou, he manatawa nō ngā kāwai whakaheke o Waikato-Tainui, o Te Kawerau a Maki, o Te Ākitai, o Ngāti Te Ata me Ngāti Mahanga i riro atu i te hohipera o Tāmaki Makaurau i te ahiahi inanahi.

He kanohi kitea, he mana nui, he rangatira, ā, e ono tekau mā toru ōna tau ka katohia tōmuatia e te ringa kaha o aitua.  Koirā ngā kōrero a ōnā hoa-whanaunga i te rangi nei.

I whai mana a ia hei tohunga, hei kai-pupuri i ngā hītori o Waikato-Tainui, ā, i whāia rawatia a ia e Tāmaki Makaurau whānui mō ana kupu-tohutohu, pukenga, mātauranga hoki.

I runga anō i taua mana ōna, i whai wāhi ia ki te tira takahi i te whare o Whakaata Māori, ki te mahi tahi hoki ki Te Arikinui, ki a Te Ataairangi Kāhu.

Ā te Rāhoroi ka tanumia te tūpāpaku o Thompson ki te ruakōiwi o ana mātua tupuna ki Pukaki Urupa.

E kara e Eru, haere okioki atu rā ki ō tāua mātua ki ō tāua wheinga.