Koro Turoa Haronga: He Pānui Matenga / Death Notice.
Kaumatua Turoa Haronga has passed over.
Today he lies in state at Taumata O Te Ra Marae, Halcolme, Feilding until his journey to his home marae of Waimarama, Hawkes Bay coast past Havelock North Taumata Peak.
His burial day will be 11am on Thursday at Waimarama Marae.
Representatives of Social Workers and ANZASW will journey to pay respects 2 pm this afternoon and also at 7pm Service time this evening.
E te Rangatira e Pa Turoa Haronga moe mai ra
Paa Turoa Haronga: A Life Member of ANZASW by James Makowharemahihi & Wyllis Russell
A tribute from Shannon Pakura
‘Tēnā koutou Katoa te Whānau
It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that today we mourn the passing of our friend, colleague, Rangatira and Life Member of ANZASW, Koro Turoa Haronga.
Haere atu ra e te Rangatira. Moe mai ra i nga ringaringa o te Ariki. E kore matou e wareware koe’.
A tribute from James Makowharemahihi
Turoa was a Social Worker (Retired) formerly a Mental Health Social Worker and Elder for MidCentral DHB and Hawkes Bay DHB.
Paa Turoa Haronga was a Life Member of ANZASW Aotearoa Association of New Zealand.
A Social Worker, Freezing Worker, Racehorse Trainer, Church Leader, Kaumatua, Lifestyle Farmer, he will be greatly missed and is survived by his wife Echo Haronga (57 yr marriage) and several children, 22 Grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A tribute from Wyllis Russell
Morena ANZASW Whānau
So saddened to hear the news of Pa Turoa Haronga, I was in bed early last night and probably would of stayed up last night saddened by the news.
Pa Turoa as we called him here in Manawatu and Manawhenua will be lying at Halcombe Marae today and tomorrow will be leaving to travel back to his home marae of Waimarama, Hawkes Bay.
I will be going out to the marae with some of the Manawhenua Roopu this afternoon and paying my respects today and tonight.
Pa Turoa Haronga was a life member of ANZASW and a past supporter and Chairman of Manawhenua Roopu, at one stage he filled in as Chairman again in his semi retirement when no one wanted to be Chairman. Social work was his passion and he loved caring for the people, thus he was still working at aged 80yrs +.
When he had his stroke he then hesitantly gave up his love of this mahi.
Most saddened today for losing our respected and loved mentor, teacher, kaumatua, papa, and chairman of Manawhenua Roopu.
Ngā mihi nui