I fenced with Bunny in the mid to late '60s around the Kairakau coast in Central Hawkes Bay. He was always known as Bunny although his name was Maika or Michael Mataira. A terrific person and extremely hard worker who unfortunately worked himself into an early grave.
I have always considered myself lucky to have been taught to fence by him, it was an honour to have known him. Moe mai e hoa.