A driving force behind the Kohanga Reo movement, Jean Puketapu has passed away. Jean and husband Kara Puketapu helped established the country's first Kohanga reo, Pukeatua, in Wainuiomata. It celebrated its 30th birthday in April. The 81-year-old is from Waikaremoana but has spent most of her life in Wellington. She will lay at Waiwhetu Marae.
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