To the whanau and friends of Cindy George and her three babies

To the whanau, friends and community of Cindy George and her babies Pio, Teuruaa and Telyzshaun.
My family and I send you nothing but aroha and manaaki to help you all heal from this tragic and accidental loss. I am simply a mum with my own children who never wants to experience this loss that you are all bearing.
A loving mother and three beautiful babies taken suddenly is more profoundly sad than any words I can muster.
I hope all their memories are honoured with nothing but love albeit the sadness.
I don’t know if you’ll see this message. I hope you only see kind messages. We are thinking of you with broken hearts and hope that peace finds its way to your lives.

Marama and whanau xxx


Author: Te Wharepora Hou

Te Wharepora Hou is a collective of wāhine who are mainly Tāmaki Makaurau based, but we have strong participation from wāhine based elsewhere in Aotearoa and the world. We have come together to ensure a stronger voice for wāhine and are concerned primarily with the wellbeing of whānau, hapū, iwi and all that pertains to Papatūānuku and the sustenance of our people.

15 thoughts on “To the whanau and friends of Cindy George and her three babies”

  1. Tangi ke Tangi Ke Tangi ke iaau e Marama. Thank you for the heart felt messages which continue to fuel us with strength during this time of loss. I will convey your message to the rest of the family.Please accept our love and words of appreciation for taking the time out to share and express your kindness and love with us. No reira, Na Te Atua koe e akameitaki mai no taau tara… Meitaki ngao, Tangi ke, Tangi ke, Tangi ke rava, ua matou oki tatou…

    1. Thank you so much for accepting the love that so many of us wish to convey. I am humbled by your contact and wish nothing but aroha wraps itself around you all. Thank you. xxx

  2. Dear Marama

    I am one of Cindys sisters in law. Thank you very much for your beautiful words. Yes it is surely a very trying time at the moment for our family. It is a true blessing to read the words from a beautiful person as some remarks and messages have been fairly nasty to say the least especially from people whom think they now what happened without even knowing my sister in law. Sadly this is contributed by the media releasing so many different versions of what happened. This is really hard to deal with especially when a lot of our more vulnerable younger family members are on social media and having to read some of these horrible comments written by people whom have made their own decisions about what occurred with out any real facts. Once again thank you for your kind words and God bless you and your family.

    Vivian Tangatakino

    1. I am so honoured Vivian to have had your feedback. So many of us want know that all that is needed at this time is love and kindness. Nothing but love and sadness for your entire whanau. Nga mihi aroha xxx

    2. Just some more love and support from a stranger who’s seen some of the hateful judgmental comments. Anyone can make mistakes. Our brains are designed to run on automatic for most of the things we do and it’s easy to disrupt routines if you get distracted or interrupted. Very rarely it leads to people getting hurt or killed but that doesn’t say anything about her as a person or parent. It’s just a tragic accident.

      1. Thank you and exactly. All of those whom knew her know how much she loved her children and what an awesome mother she was and always putting her children first. Its not easy being a single mother but yet she never complained.
        Once again thank you for your beautiful words .

    3. Vivian I am not sure if you will see this. There are people who would love to contribute funds to a bank account to help out with costs for the family at this time. We make no assumptions about how the community are coping financially I have just been asked by many kind people who would love to show their regard for the family at this time. If this is an option all we would need is a bank account and we can invite people to make a deposit. Feel free to email a bank account number to me at or you can leave it here in a comment also.

  3. Condolences to the Whanau of Cindy and Father of her babies. Such a sad loss. God bless the Whanau and may you grieve in peace. Rest easy and fly high xx To the Cook Island Community God Bless you all xx Such lovely people always smiling and laughing sorry for your loved ones being taken too soon xx

    1. Thank you for your kind words, love and support towards our family. We are humbled by the amount of support from the public. Please keep us in your prayers as we unite to farewell our loved one’s…

      1. So many people are aching to ensure that you know we send our love and support. You have honoured us with your response. Thank you and our best wishes to you all.

  4. Lovely to see your generosity and aroha expressed to the family in this way. God Bless you and yours. Maria Pasene

    1. I read your comment on Brian Edward’s blog Maria and I appreciate the time you took to even be bothered responding. I am hopeful that the family and community know that so many of us are thinking of you all with nothing but kindness, sadness and love.

      Kind regards

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