15 Sept, 2016
He kura tangihia, he maimai aroha.
Kei whea rā te whetū takiaho i kōrekoreko i te rangi? E te māreikura, te huia kaimanawa, kua huri tō kanohi ki te pae o tawhiti ki paerau, ki te auautanga o te pō. Ko koe te taonga kua riro i te rangi nei. Nāu ngā haehae ā kiri ka ripia, nāu anō te ao ka pō. Ko koe i ngū ngā manu o te atatū!
E whae, e Hineumu hoki atu ki ōu rahi e tatari mai ana, waiho mātou e kawe ana i tō rongo. Nō reira haere ki te wāhi whakamoe tangata, kei a koe te okiokitonutanga o tātou te tangata. E moe, e haere, whakangaro atu rā ki te tirohanga kanohi.
It is with sadness that I inform you of the passing of our mum, nan, mother, whaea, tupuna Mrs Hineumu Neha, 74. Life Member of the Waikato Softball Association and Patron of Fairfield Otorohanga Unitied Softball. Following a long battle with illness, Mother Neha passed away early this morning.
Although it is a sad day for us as Fairfield Otorohanga United softball club, I would also like to acknowledge her as a Life Member of the Waikato Softball Association. The work that she and her late husband, Jack gave to softball over decades of meetings, trainings and tournaments gave opportunity for the youth of Waikato to experience top regional, national and international softball.
On behalf of the WKSA Board I would like to thank the whānau for sharing her with us for many years and for the opportunities and contribution that both Hine and Jack fought for both regionally and nationally.
Hine will lie at the family home today. She will then travel to Te Kotahitanga Marae, Otorohanga where she will lie in state until her funeral.