19/3/1938 – 16/7/2019
A Life Member and an icon of Aotearoa Māori Tennis, Sam passed away at Whangarei Hospital.
Sam will be forever remembered for his love of tennis, played with passion and humour. His years of loyalty to the Association will not be forgotten. Sam was a hard worker and successful business man all his life. He kept himself fit and healthy, and was also an outstanding boxer, marathon runner, entertainer and the first to introduce Karaoke to Aotearoa.
Haere e te rangatira Sam,
Haere ki tua o te ārai,
Ki te wāhi ngaro,
Ki te wāhi okiokinga,
Ki to moengaroa
Sam’s service will be at Manu Cemetery Whangarei, 11am Saturday 20 July