Founder of Tui Tonga to be remembered

  • Kafoa Hala Latu died on Oct. 10, 2021 in New Zealand. A final remembrance will be held on Saturday at Hilo Bay.

A final remembrance is set for Saturday at Hilo Bayfront for Kafoa Hala Latu, founder of Tui Tonga Canoe Club Hawaii and New Zealand, who passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021. His body was recovered by a rescue helicopter from the waters off New Zealand’s Waikowhai Beach. His outrigger canoe failed, and the 53-year-old was immersed in the freezing waters for too long.