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Coast educator Ned Koopu died last week. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Maori king attends funeral of Coast teacher

Farewell Ned Kopu

ALMOST 400 people packed Maraenui Marae on Saturday to farewell a good man – well known Opotiki educator Ned Koopu.

Parliamentarians Te Ururoa Flavell and Hone Harawira were welcomed onto the marae, as were Maori King Tuheitia Paki and his entourage of Te Wharekura o Rakaumanga students – who attended Hato Tipene boarding school with Mr Koopu as teenagers.

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