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Francis Hakaraia (Hak) Tinirau

May 19, 2022

Peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday May 19 2022, in his 85th year.  Beloved husband of Sandra, dearly loved father and father-in-law of Nahina and Robert, Kamari and Michael and the late Glen.  Devoted and supportive Koro of Táne, Kiara, Adam and Amanda.  A loved brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, and friend of many.  “You know what, I have had a bloody good life”  Messages to PO Box 31 Franz Josef 7856 or can be left on Hak’s tribute page at  A service to celebrate Hak’s life will be held in the Franz Josef Community Centre, on Tuesday May 24, commencing at 10.30am.  Following the service, Hak will be laid to rest with his son Glen in the Lawn Section of the Hokitika Cemetery at 2.00pm


  1. Gary Blackburn

    Sad to hear of Hak’s passing. To Sandra, Nahina and Kumari and families, thinking of you at this sad time. The world has lost another great man.

  2. Karyn Viney

    Sorry to hear, condolences to all the family

  3. Karyn MacRae

    So sorry to hear of Hak’s passing! Sending much love to all the family

    • Kirsten Campbell

      Sincerest condolences to the family arohanui

  4. Diane and John Craig

    Sincerest condolences to all the family.

    • Lynda & Louise

      So sorry to hear this sad news. Condolences to his 3 ladies and families. RIP Hak.

  5. Cecily

    Sorrytohear of Hak passing thinking ofyou all at this sadtime Cecily and Jim Henderson

    • Vanessa Gibb

      So sorry to hear of Hucks passing. Lovely his family were around him.
      Kind regards Tim Vanessa Sarah and Olivia Gibb

  6. Gaynor Jones

    Sad to hear of Haks passing, a very special man with such a wonderful smile. Mine and my family are thinking of you all, Sandra and family.

  7. Sammi

    Today the hail was tears 😢 but the evening turned stunning saying his at peace with his bro Rangi. Sending all my Aroha & huge hugs to the Whanaus & extended whanau, Sandra & Hinga. 🤗❤️💋🌺🌹

  8. Les Smith

    Condolences to Sandra and family. R.I.P Hak

  9. bill croft and jane neale

    much love and deepest sympathy to the family.

  10. Nicola Condon

    I’m so sorry for your loss, he was such an amazing man and you will miss him. Big hug Nahina, Kumari and Sandra… I wish I could join you on Tuesday but sadly have an international flight but my thought and hugs are with you xxx

  11. Anne & Morton Price

    Dear Sandra, Nahina , Kamari and Families, Sorry that we can not be with you to help celebrate Huk’s life. Our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time.
    Love from,
    Morton & Anne

    • Bonnie and neal rider

      So sorry for your loss neal and I remember him and how welcome he made us feel when we crossed his path. May God be with you all at (this time (Steven’s Aunty and uncle)

  12. Jacqui Paterson

    I’m so very sorry to hear this sad news. Sending my love and thoughts to you all.
    Jacqui Paterson

  13. Maggie Morris

    Sorry to hear of Haks passing Sandra Nahina, Kamafi.
    Love to all Take Care. Maggie & Owen Morris Xxx

  14. Annemarie and Barry Thomson

    So sorry to hear of Hucks passing our thoughts are with you Sandra Kamari And Nahina will always remember the good times we had as neighbour’s in HariHari with Glen Huck and Stacey take care Annemarie and Barry

  15. Jane Wellard

    Thoughts and condolences to all the whanau. Kua hinga he totara i te wao nui a Tane. xxxx

  16. Kim & Batch

    Sandra,Nahina, & whanau. . So sorry to hear the news about Hak passing. Such an awesome man. Sending lots of love & hugs to you all xx

  17. Kim & Batch

    Sandra,Nahina,Kamari & whanau. So sorry to hear about Hak passing. He was an awesome man. Sending love & hugs to you all xx

  18. Pat Bridger

    So very sorry to hear of your Dads passing , thinking of you All at this sad time …. sending Big Hugs ❤

  19. Brydon and Carol Coburn

    So sorry to hear of Hucks passing a great guy so glad we caught up with him in March
    Deepest Sympathy to Sandra and family

  20. Tarn Murtha

    So sorry to hear this very sad news. Hak was one of the best. He will never be forgotten. Sending much love and strength to Sandra, Nahina, Kamari and family. May happy memories help you through the coming days, weeks and months.

  21. Marie Goodall

    To Sandra and family very sorry to hear about your loss Hal was an amazing man and will be greatly missed

  22. Paul & Jo Bares

    A mighty Totara has indeed fallen in the forest of Tane. Rest easy Hak. Love and condolences to all the family.

  23. Graeme and Angela Anderson

    Sandra and family. Please accept our sympathy of the passing of Hak. At peace now with his dear sun Glen whom his heart ach for all these years. Thinking of you all. RIP Kak

  24. Gary, Sue & Samuel Glasson

    Love and condolences to Sandra and family.

  25. neville Adamson

    Sandra and family. My deepest sympathy to you all .
    Hak was one of natures gentlemen will be missed .

  26. Ginell Fraser

    Sending my love and thoughts to Sandra, Nahina, Kamari and whanau. Such an amazing man who will be very sadly missed.


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