It is with sadness that we announce the passing last Wednesday, 17 June of Wynel George (nee Raureti).

Wynel was an oustanding stalwart of Aotearoa Māori Tennis competing in many tournaments over the years with her sister Ramari, Wynel had just won the 50-59 womens and mixed doubles at the 93rd Aotearoa Māori Tennis Champions at Rotorua.

Wynel kept the strong Raureti whanau name performing in Māori tennis just as her aunties and uncles did – Margaret Hiha (former Māori womens tennis champion and hockey legend) and her brothers Laurie and Maurice, who were also rugby champions.

Our thoughts go out to Russell, Brent, Glen and Ramari.

Haere e te rangatira Wynel,
Haere ki tua o te ārai,
Ki te wāhi ngaro,
Ki te wāhi okiokinga,
Ki to moengaroa,
Ki te tīmatanga,
Ki te mutunga, o te ringa kaha o aitua,
Ki te poho o to tātou matua nui o te rangi,
Hei ārahi,
Hei arataki i a koe.


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