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Injured Cyclist Identified After Spending Christmas Alone In Melbourne Hospital - Our Brother

Closed Cause page created in the New Zealanders category by Lana Puru for "Winton Tuhakaraina"

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Bring our brother home UPDATE Winton Coming Home 💖💖

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Please help us bring our brother home to his family in New Zealand.

He is currently in Melbourne hospital fighting for his life with serious head injuries and is on life support after he was struck by a car in Warrnambool Melbourne Australia. Police have identified our brother as the cyclist involved in the accident who spent Christmas alone in hospital.

We want our brother home to his whanau in New Zealand and are reaching out for support & assistance to bring him home and funeral expenses. Please give a little 💖

UPDATE 31.12.2018 😢

Sadly our brother passed away in Melbourne hospital due to the severity of his injuries.

We thank you for your continued support and assistance to help us bring our brother home to New Zealand at this most extreme sad time 😥 Please give a little.

UPDATE 2.02.2019 😢

We thank you all for your generous donations and kind words shared.

Our brother Winton Tuhakaraina is now confirmed coming home to New Zealand to be with all his family at this sad time. We thank you for your love and support shared to our family 💖💖

Use of funds

Air flights & travel from Melbourne to Invercargill New Zealand for our brother and his immediate family.

Latest donations

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 12 Jan 2019



  • Tawhiri Ratima

    Tawhiri Ratima on 03 Jan 2019


    Arohanui unkz... RIP xo


  • Michelle Gray

    Michelle Gray on 03 Jan 2019


    God bless you whanau bring our whanaunga home


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 03 Jan 2019


    Condolences to bereaved family. My family is related to Puru family.


  • Ong Morrison & Family

    Ong Morrison & Family on 03 Jan 2019



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Lana Puru


Our brother Winton is currently fighting for his life & is on life support in Melbourne hospital after been seriously injured in an accident on Christmas Eve and is far away from home. We need assistance and support for our brother in Melbourne and want to bring him home to his family.

Please help us during this time of giving to bring him home.

All funds raised benefit

Winton Tuhakaraina

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Lana Puru on behalf of Winton Tuhakaraina.

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“Sending all our aroha, thoughts, prayers and strength to you all at this time whanau ♥️”
“Arohamai whanau ❤️ So so sorry for your fallas loss. Praying for the whanau that their man is able to be taken home. Biggest loves for u whanau”
“So very sorry for your loss.”
“So sorry to hear Of Winton Tuhakaraina passing away. Our love and thoughts to all family and friends. Arohanui Kane whanau.”
“Our thoughts our with you at this sad time. All memories of Winton are happy ones.”
“Sad for his family. I cannot donate much but all helps.”
“❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ I’m so sorry for your loss whanau 💔 I hope you get him home 😘😘😘 RIP bratha xox”
“So sorry to hear this news. Remember school days fondly with this guy, always loads of laughs. Condolences to all the whanau.”
“RIP Love to your whanau x”
“R.I.P brother. please come home where you belong to.”
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