Native Affairs - The Best Son

By Ruwani Perera

No parent should ever have to bury a child, but unfortunately this was the exact situation faced by the parents of  Kelston's favourite son, Stephen Dudley. 

Stephen was 15 years old and a top student of West Auckland's Kelston Boys High School when he died after being allegedly assaulted by two teenagers after rugby training.

His death has triggered an outpouring of grief in the West Auckland community and beyond, for the boy his father describes as "the best son a father could have". Ruwani Perera spent time with Brent and Mona Dudley.