17 Jul 2009

Fundraiser to meet funeral costs after slaying in Jamaica

8:56 am on 17 July 2009

A musical fundraiser on Friday night will help pay for the funeral of a Maori man killed in Jamaica a week ago.

Tiki Hunia, 27, was shot during a robbery at a guesthouse in Kingston.

He is being brought back for burial in Te Teko in the Bay of Plenty, where he grew up with his grandmother.

Will Ilolahia from Auckland's Waiata Trust says the event is a gesture of support for Mr Hunia's biological father, Herbs co-founder Alan Foulkes.

Waatea News reports the fundraiser will be held at the trust's headquarters.