Tūwharetoa mourns loss of Lady Martha Taiaroa

By Te Kāea
  • Waikato/Bay of Plenty

Lady Martha Taiaroa of Tūwharetoa and Whanganui descent has passed away.

She was the wife of the late Sir Archie Taiaroa, a humble woman and descendant of Te Heuheu Horonuku.

She was a strong supporter of both her husband, Sir Tumu Te Heuheu and Hato Paora. 

She is currently lying in state under the mantle of Te Ōhāki at Kauriki Marae in Taumarunui.