Laisa Maraya Waka Tunidau, 50, was stabbed in broad daylight just a few meters from her house in Sockburn over the weekend.
One in all her sons, Epineri Tunidau, is a constable on the Sigatoka Police Station in Fiji.
Yesterday, the Fijian and New Zealand police in Fiji gave him their regurega (much like the Maori tangi) as a present.
In a Fb submit, the Fijian police mentioned that upon studying that Ms Thinidaw’s son is a police officer, they initiated their very own help techniques “together with expedited arrest of the perpetrator”, facilitating pathological providers and making certain her physique has precedence in repatriating it again to Fiji. , her closing resting place.
New Zealand Police Senior Liaison Officer (Pacific) Superintendent Glyn Rowland accompanied a Fijian police delegation led by Assistant Police Commissioner Sakeo Ganivatu to Nabiitu village, Nakelo, Tailewu to current a joint regureg on behalf of each international locations.
Brigadier Basic Sitiveni Kiliho, Commissioner of the Fiji Police, additionally directed that Epineri Tunidau be supplied with all vital help, together with psychological providers.
Final Thursday, a memorial service was held in Christchurch for Mrs. Tunidau, mom of 4.
Buddies, household and work colleagues gathered to sing hymns and say goodbye earlier than her physique left for Fiji that very same day.
The service was addressed by a consultant of the nursing village in Ilam, the place Mrs. Tunidau labored as a cleaner.
They mentioned colleagues and locals had been sharing tales about her over the previous few days.
“[She was] quiet, pleasant, variety, respectful, appreciative and at all times, at all times smiling,” the worker mentioned.
The Givealittle web page was additionally created in honor of her household, who’ve raised over $68,000 to this point.
The 37-year-old man was charged with the homicide of Ms Tunidau and was recognized to the police.
The person was receiving psychological well being care from the Canterbury District Well being Board (CDHB) and the CDHB started a full overview.
Canterbury County Superintendent John Worth mentioned the alleged homicide was “a horrific, traumatic and random assault on an harmless man who was simply returning house from work”.
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