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Stephen Arthur Te Ahuru Mahuika

July 29, 2022

Passed away peacefully on the Friday 29th July, at home, on his own terms, with thanks to the Assisted Dying Service.  Aged 69 years.  Dearly loved husband and partner of Christine, much loved Dad, Grandad and

father-in-law of Cherie, Neil, Will and Jack; Shelley, Michael, Maia, Ruby and Josh.

Loved brother and brother-in-law of Kevin and Anna, Josie and John, and Murray and Cindy.

He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

 Messages to 12 Acland Street RD1 Kokatahi, Hokitika 7881 or may be left on Stephen’s tribute page at

A service to celebrate Stephen’s life, will be held at the Kokatahi Community Hall, Kokatahi, on Thursday August 4, commencing at 1.00pm.  Following the service, Stephen will be laid to rest in the Lawn Section of the Hokitika Cemetery.


  1. Ngaire McGregor

    Kevin and Anna, Josie and John, Murray and Cindy, my deepest sympathy on the loss of Stephen. RIP Stephen

    • Adrienne and Stu Coleman

      Our condolences to you all. Our thoughts are with you. RIP Weka.

  2. Michelle & John

    Our deepest condolences to Christine Cherie Neil Will and Jack
    And rest of the family

    • Carole Jones

      My deepest condolences to Stephen’s family at this time of sadness RIP

      • Wendy n Tegal Oats

        Our deepest sympathy Christine n family. Awesome guy, that will be hugely missed.

        • Chloe McBride

          Thinking of you all. A huge loss for your family. A great neighbor he was.

          • Adrian gardner

            Rest easy weka thinking of you all

    • Adele

      My Condolences 2 the Mahuika family fly high Steve.

  3. Alice Gilsenan

    Oh Dear Cuz I hadn’t realised you had passed and I,m in Canada so won’t be at your service I really loved getting to know you again and so sad that this has happened before we had some more talks n cheeky messages .Love to Christine and family .Kia Kaha xxxx

    • Jennifer Roberts

      Deepest sympathy to all Steve’s family and friends, may he rest in peace

  4. Ange Mckay

    Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Xxx

  5. Kate Adams

    Deepest sympathy to family
    Sorry for your loss

    • Bryan and Sandra Cudmore

      Deepest condolences to Christine and the Family. Stephen (Weka) was a gentle giant who will be missed. Love and thoughts with you all at this very difficult time xxx

    • Jacquie Evans

      Deepest sympathy Cherie and family a time of loss is never good What a brave man he was Our thoughts are with you

  6. Pam

    All our thoughts with you Christine, Cherie, Neil Will and Jack and all the rest of Stevens family and friends. All our love, Corey and Pam Cudmore

  7. Des Madgwick

    Condolences to Stephens family from all the Aussie’s who traveled to the ploughing competitions he organized his great sense of humor will be missed by all.

    Regards Des Madgwick

    • Gordon Kelly

      Sad to hear of your loss of Weka
      He was a top bloke with a great attitude
      Condolences to all the family

    • Carlene and Alan Packham

      Thinking of you all at this sad time- always a pleasure to deal with Steve when he came into work.

  8. Colleen Astwood

    R.I.P Stephen no more suffering, my sincere condolences to the Whanau that you left behind. Always remembered with fondness….Colleen Astwood nee Long xx

  9. Cindy gilbertson

    Our thoughts are with all the family. May he Rest In Peace. From Cindy, Barry, Connor, Lara, Nico and Lucy.

  10. Cheryl & Clarke Johnston

    Our condolences to all of Steve’s family, it was nice to see Steve on what was probably his last visit to the Glacier region.

  11. Chris Wilkinson

    R.I.P Uncle Steve, I will forever remember the fun times during school holidays when you took me shooting, eeling, and you let me almost drive your tractor into the pond. My sincerest condolences to Auntie Christine (your amazing wife), your amazing daughters Shelley and Cherie and their families, your sister (my mum) Josie, your brothers (my uncles) Murray and Kevin, and the rest of the wider whanau who were lucky enough to know you xxx

    • Linda Fernandez

      You done it your way Steve…I got to know u quite well when you and your whanau organized and run our Mahuika Family Reunion Rest Easy Steve Free From pain now Gonna miss your crazy textes and old pics .xxxx

  12. Gaylene

    Sincere condolences to the Mahuika families.
    RIP Stephen

  13. jan douglas

    Fly high, Weka

    • Roni Wright

      Love and hugs to you guys. X x x x

  14. Norman and Dorothy Andrews and families

    Sincere sympathy to you all.

  15. Alison

    Deepest sympathy to Christine & Cheri & family

  16. Pam and AIan

    We miss a great friend .

  17. Katrina Anderson

    RIP Uncle Steve, you were a top bloke who will be missed by many. Sending love to Christine, Shelley, Cherie and your families. Also sending love to my Mum (Josie) and John, Kevin and Anna, Murray and Cindy and all our extended whanau.
    So grateful we got to catch up last week Uncle Steve, you certainly kept your sense of humour right to the end. Fly high x

  18. Janine Condon

    Very sad to hear of Steve’s passing. Deepest sympathy to Christine and family.

  19. Anne and Terry manera

    Our deepest condolences to Christine Cherie and Shelly and families so sad to hear of his passing

  20. Jenny

    So sorry for your loss, Christine, Shelley and Whānau. Biggest hugs sent your way at this tough time x

    • Dianne and Martin OBrien

      Our thoughts are with you all on the loss of one you love. RIP Steve you are now having a well deserved rest.

  21. Jenny

    Massive love sent your way Cherie, Neil, Will and Jack. So sorry for your loss xx

  22. Sandra Frazer

    My deepest sympathy to Christine, Cheri and Shelley and families at the loss of Weka. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

  23. Jim and Kaye McNabb (Marshall)

    Please accept our deepest sympathy. A sad time for all. A real character who will be missed.

  24. Noeline Minehan

    Deepest sympathy to you all from Noeline Minehan

  25. Raymond and Maree Tuinier

    Our deepest condolences to all the family. Weka was a lovely man. Thinking of you all at this very sad time 💕

  26. Glen and Helen Aitken

    Our deepest sympathy to Christine and Family. Such a well respected man. Weka will be greatly missed by the Coast Farming Community.

  27. Colin and Jody Cudmore

    💞RIP Steve
    Our thoughts are with you all at this very 😔 time
    From the team at cjs fresh milk 🥛 🐄🐄🐄

  28. Tracey Anderson

    Really sad to learn of Steve’s passing – an absolute genuine man who always had a beautiful natural bond and true love for his beloved German Shepards ….

    Thinking of Christine and all Steve’s loved family at this very sad time..

  29. Matthew Fairmaid

    My deepest sympathies to Christine and families on the passing of Steve, a much respected man and I was always amazed how he could always solve a problem, a very very clever person and he will be missed by not only his family but also the wider Coast Farming community and others as well.
    Rest In Peace Steve.

  30. Tarn Murtha

    So sorry to hear this sad news. Thinking of all his family and friends. I hope you all got to share special moments with him before he carried on his journey. May special memories help you, and may he Rest In Peace.

  31. Alvin & Kay Godfrey

    Our deepest sympathy Christine, Shelley, Cheree and families and Taser as you farewell Weka for his next adventure. May your fond memories help you through this difficult time.

  32. Rachel and Tane Little

    Very sorry to hear this sad news. Our deepest sympathies to Christine and all the family. Weka was a top bloke and will be missed.

  33. John and Karen Payne

    Dear Christine, Cherie, Shelley and families- we are so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. He always had a wave and smile- you will have many special memories to treasure. We are thinking of you all.

  34. Teresa Eden

    Very sorry to hear this sad news . Thinking of you my good friend Christine. Deepest sympathy to you, Shelley, Cherie and families.

  35. Lee Marshall and Craig Hawker

    So sorry Christine, Shelly, Cherie and family. I will very much miss his sense of humour and messaging back and forth. The old pictures of whanau he would send me. Be at peace Weka.

  36. Kaye & family

    Our deepest condolences to Shelley and your family
    So sorry to hear about your dad

  37. Val Simpson

    Generous Lovely man. A fantastic neighbor when we lived in kokatahi. Much love to you Christine and all his family . Rest easy big guy. X

  38. Doug & Yvonne Cochrane.

    So very sorry to hear the news of Steve’s passing.
    Sincere condolences to Christine and whanau.
    He will be sorely missed by the farming community.
    I certainly enjoyed my years working with Steve on the WMP on farm projects, was always prepared to assist.
    RIP Steve.🌷🌷🌷

  39. Russell and Kay Mitchell

    Condolences to all the Whanau, are thoughts are with you .

  40. Marilyn Paterson

    We are sorry to hear such sad news, Weka was a good mate of my brother Ron. Condolences to Christine and family.
    Malc and Marilyn .

  41. Christine and Rob Hoets

    Very sorry to see the passing of such a Awesome Person, Steve ,(Weka)your wonderful memories will stay with us for ever, we will so miss our visits and the great story’s ,Fly hi🕊 Weka ,you will always be a very bright shining 🌟 Star ,always close to our hearts 💕,you will never be forgotten,Sorry Weka we are unable to be with you on Thursday for your send off ,sending much Love 💕 Cheers Bro from Brown (christine )🙋‍♀️😘 and Rob 🙋‍♂️💐🕊🌟

    • Phil and Helen Cook

      Our thoughts are with Christine and all the family.Can’t attend the service as we are away.Steve was a great guy and could solve any problem by just standing looking and listening .A good friend and mate !

  42. Fran and David amberger

    So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing, thinking of you Christine, Cherie, Shelley and families,, a popular man who will be sorely missed by many

  43. Lisa and Andy Greig

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your dad Cherie, Our sincere condolences to you all

  44. Kim Morrison

    So sad to hear of Wekas passing. Loved his photos he shared on sth westland and all the families that lived there.
    Thinking of you Christine; Shelley and family.
    Love Dave and Kim Morrison

    • Sue and Garry

      Sincere condolences Shelley, Cherie and families. Sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. May your happy memories soothe you in your time of sadness.
      Garry and Sue Tozer

  45. Jane Wellard

    Thoughts are with you at this time Cherie and family xxxxxx

  46. Phil and Helen

    Heartfelt condolences and sympathy to Christine,Shelley,Cherie and families and the wider Mahuika family. A neighbour and work colleague of Steve for many years. Unable to be with you at this time as out of the country. Let the great memories flow and love to all.
    Phil and Helen

  47. Peter Morgan

    My sincerest condolences to Christine and family. A sad loss of of a generally all round good bugger.

  48. Rick and Paula McCobb

    Our thoughts are with you Christine and all your family at this very sad time. a wonderful Man, we hope his memories will give you peace in time.

  49. Alan (flea) Mitchell

    Sympathy to Christine and all Stephens Family and the wider Mahuika Family R I P Steph

    • Bruce Dando

      So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. Sending our condolences to all of Steve’s family.

      Bruce and Andrea Dando

  50. Pauline Adams

    Christine, Shelley, Cherie and family sorry to hear of Stephen’s passing. Thinking of you all at this time and may he rest in eternal peace.

  51. Bev Manera

    our deepest sympathy to the whanau. what a brave man he was and what a brave family he has who have supported him in this decision despite their own pain and heartache at this loss. May he rest in the ever loving arms of God in eternal peace!

  52. Kirsty and Gordon Robertson

    So sorry to hear of Wekas passing, a top bloke, Rest In Peace. Our thoughts are with Christine and family at this sad time xx

  53. Zeb Marshall

    Shelly Cherie and families

    Our thoughts are with you all
    So sad to hear of Wekas passing he was a great mate
    Geoff (Zebby) and Doreen (her in Dors)

  54. Vicky Bennett

    My sincere condolences Christine, Cherie and your extended families.
    Such very sad news. He’s now at peace. My thoughts and love go out to you all.

    Vicky Bennett

  55. Murray and shona

    Guess what weka, you wanted a simple funeral, but that was so emotional!! that was an amazing tribute to your wacky way you chose. You may have thought you were not special! You were, you silly bugger… Murray and I will miss your visits and may you fly high with them up there.

  56. Jo Baxter

    A huge hug and arohanui from our whānau. My mum Thelma always talked about her cousin Stephen, and she was so pleased when he visited her from the Coast. We were all hugely appreciative of all the work that Stephen and whānau did to support the Mahuika whānau reunion and to make sure we were all connected. I was sorry not to make it to the funeral. Rest in peace Stephen, ka nui toku aroha.


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