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Monday 10 June 2019 | Published in Local

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Children skipping school for funerals
Pukapuka mama Pikura Purotu with her young charges in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo: David White/Stuff . 19060906

Cooks kids are falling behind in school, taking time out to attend week-long wakes for distant relatives across the Pacific.

Cooks kids are falling behind in school, taking time out to attend week-long wakes for distant relatives across the Pacific.


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