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 MATENGA: Te Kaihauata (Bunty Mason)

August 24, 2023

He honore
He kororia ki te Atua
He maukaroko ki te whenua
He whakaaro pai ki ka tākata kātoa

Sadly, passed away on Thursday August 24, 2023.  A loved mokopuna of Waikato Tainui, he mihi aroha ki a Harry Mason, adorned mother, treasured toua, a very special nana nui, colleague and friend to many, she will be dearly missed. Messages can be left on Bunty’s tribute page at  Bunty will be taken to Arahura Marae, Friday August 25, at 2pm, remaining until Sunday the 27th, when she will be returned back to Waingaro Pā, Waikato for burial.  A service will be held at Arahura Marae for Bunty on Saturday, August 26, at 7pm, all are welcome.  Takoto mai koe ki ka rikarika o tō tātou atua, māna koe e tiaki, māna tātou e manaaki. E moe e te kuru pounamu.


  1. Colleen Astwood

    R.I.P Bunty Sincere condolences to the Whanau…Colleen Astwood….nee Blair

    • Nicky Nicoll

      Aww rip Bunty ,gone so soon ,such a lovely lady ..thoughts are with the family . Luv U always from Nicko xxx

      • Steph Fletcher

        So sorry to hear the passing of Bunty. I have some lovely memories. My condolences to the Whanau xx

        • Frances Stapleton

          Rest in peace Bunty
          A special woman
          My sincere sympathy to all the family

          • Ted Brennan

            Sincere condolences to Bunty’s whanau. I worked with Bunty many years ago. A great human indeed.

          • Madeline McGee

            RIP Bunty such a lovely person all round

          • Pauline Adams

            Sorry to hear of Bunty’s passing. Enjoyed our time working together. Thinking of you all at this time. May she Rest in peace

        • Dulcie Reeves

          To the family of Bunty, I will miss seeing her around, so I so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all

      • Bill & Winnie matthews

        Arohamai to the Mason whanau,my whanau feel your pouri,as Bunty was such awesome person,words are so hard to say,we will never 4get her,as she made us part of her whanau,fly high

        • Rick Barber

          A beautiful queen of the tukutuku and nga manu ngahere has passed. I could feel her her mana before I saw her and still can. Moimoiaa with nga tupuna beautiful Bunty.
          Rick Barber and whanau Pihawai West o Arahura Te Tai o Poutini

      • Eileen McLeod

        My Sincere Condolence to the Mason Family.

      • Jess Schouten

        So sorry to hear such sad news have some beautiful memories of Bunty, big hugs to her family

    • Jenny Leach

      RIP Bunty knew you many years ago played netball with you

    • Carlene Packham

      Thinking of you all – such a lovely lady always a pleasure to see Bunty

    • Gabrielle McEwan

      Please except my sincere sympathy to all the families i have loved memories of my dearest friend your mum ,may the Lord Jesus strengthen you all in these coming days & nights
      Much Love Gabrielle McEwan

  2. Adele.Stuart

    R.I.P Bunty Condolences to The Mason Family Fly High bunty.

  3. Shona Marshall

    Rest in Peace now Bunty, it was a real privilege to know you❤️. My condolences to all the family.

    • Sally & Max Bateup

      So sorry to hear this sad news.
      Our thoughts are with your whanau.

  4. Lynda Halliday

    So sorry to hear this sad news. Such a beautiful lady who will be sorely missed by so many. Always loved my interactions with you dearest Bunty, your lovely face and smile could light up the room. Rest in peace and love. Sincere condolences to the Mason whanau.

  5. Donna Bradley (nee Cruickshank)

    Very sorry for your loss.

  6. Wally Osullivan

    Sad to hear this news, and my condolences to the whanau.
    R.I.P. Bunty

  7. Diane & John Craig

    To all the family. So very sorry for your loss. Bunty was such a lovely person. May she rest in Peace.

    • Don Neale

      Very sad to see this, Bunty was always such a great person to have a chat with. Arohanui ki a koutou.

  8. Robyne

    Takato Takato Takato te kuia o whanau o Mason Kati Wae Wae raua ko te iwi o Tainui
    Whaka pai Marie Takato o Bunty

    Thinking of all the whanau – you will be missed 💕

  9. Suzanne Vercoe/Theyers

    So sad that Bunty has passed away. Bunty was a beautiful lady with a massive heart who loved her family unconditionally. You will all miss her terribly. Love and hugs to you Girl XX. Take care of each other.

    • Carolyn Fechney

      It was a pleasure to know Bunty and to meet her whanau. She will be missed dearly. 💕

      • Kay Mitchell

        Condolences to all the Whanau , enjoyed our netball playing days.

  10. Marie Gardyne

    So sorry to hear 😞 my sincere condolences
    Marie Gardyne

  11. Gina straker nee Blair

    Condolences to the Mason whanau, R.I.P Bunty. Thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Treasure all those precious memories xx

  12. Cheryl Hutchison

    Sincere sympathy to the Mason whanau. RiP Bunty. Our boys went to school together and Bunty you were such a special lady as we shared many sports events and school occasions together.Fly high special lady ❤️

  13. Jane Elizabeth Wellard

    A lovely lovely lady. Hard to believe she is gone. Arohanui to whanau xxxxx

  14. Rosemary Matthews

    Oh such sad news. I will certainly miss you Bunty we used to have some lovely korero at times.
    Safe journey back to your beloved Tainui. RIP Whaea.🌹🌹🌹
    our condolences to the Whanau. 💐

  15. June

    Rest in peace Bunty we had some fun times working together ❤️

  16. Tarn Murtha

    So sorry to hear this sad news. Condolences to the Mason whanau and Bunty’s friends

  17. Yvonne Cochrane

    Moe mai ra Bunty Arohanui to the whanau

  18. Trish Mann

    Condolences to everyone, Bunty was such a beautiful in peace

  19. Dulcie Reeves

    To the family of Bunty, I will miss seeing her around, so I so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all

  20. Linda Gardyne

    Sincere sympathy to all the whanau and friends. Xxxx

  21. Gabrielle McEwan

    So Sad to hear of your beautiful mums passing,my sincere sympathy to you all my you find strength & Peace for the days ahead from her Lord & saviour love Gabrielle McEwan


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