“Kotahi ai te pou kia here ai nga waka katoa" It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of our Matua George (Hori) Pomana, who passed away peacefully Monday 2nd January 2017 surrounded by his whanau.
For well over a decade Matua George had been heavily involved with waka ama and instrumental for the growth of the sport not only within Manurewa, but throughout Aotearoa. He was a pioneer of the sport and his presence was felt wherever he travelled. His love for the moana and passion for teaching kids were the building blocks of how our club Te Pou Herenga Waka Waka Ama Club came to reality,and grew to flourish.
He was a great man with a heart of GOLD and will be missed dearly! His legacy will continue to live on long through all who were fortunate enough to have been taken under his wing.
For those wanting to pay their respects to Matua George, he will be laying at Te Pou Herenga Waka Marae (James Cook High School) tomorrow (Tuesday 3rd January) from 10am. Before making his final journey back home to Matakana Island on Wednesday.
Te Pou Herenga Waka Waka Ama Club
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Updated: Jan 02, 2017