World War 2
Matiu Love's obituary published in the New Zealand Herald, 27 March 2012.
LOVE Matiu Julius (Julius, Ju). 817729, WWII-2NZEF Maori Battalion, L Cpl. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Loved Husband of the late Hipera (Bella) Love nee Kupa. Much loved father of Matty and Leaine, Gary, Cherie and John, Myra and Gary, Moira and Tony, Nickola and Pat. Much Loved Grandfather and Great Grandfather to many moko's. Special thanks to all the staff AAU at HB Regional Hospital. Matiu will be laying in state at Omahu Marae until the funeral on Wednesday March 28, 2012 at 11.00am.