September 08, 2015
Labour support for fallen stalwart
A big contingent of Labour MPs is expected in the Hokianga for the tangi of Ngareta Jones, who died yesterday at the age of 56.
Te Tai Tonga MP Rino Tirikatene says she is remembers not only for the support she gave to her husband Shane Jones during his political career but also for contributions in her own right.
"She was the treasurer of my branch here in Poneke, very active in politics. She became the chair of our Kaunihera Maori within Te Roopu Reipa. I have no doubt if she had not fallen ill a career in politics was beckoning for her,
The funeral service for Ngareta Jones is at 10am Thursday at Tauteihiihi Marae in Kohukohu.
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