AKURANGI, PAKU TEKA (JOE) The whanau of the late Joe Akurangi wish to express our deepest thanks to everyone who helped us through the loss of our loved husband, dad, papa, brother, uncle and mate. To all those that travelled from near and far to grieve with us, we thank you for your strength. To all those that shared gifts of food, kaimoana, marquees, koha, flowers, taonga and waiata, we thank you all very much for your unconditional support. To Uncle John Pomana, we thank you for your guidance, your smile and love from the time Dad passed to the time we laid him to rest. We would like to thank the cooks and helpers that worked tirelessly at home. We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement to you all.