Heartfelt messages after Tongan man died under suspicious condition in Auckland

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Police are appealing for information after Reginald Sharma died. Photo/Supplied

(New Zealand). Heartfelt messages and tributes had been paid to the Tongan man who died from an injury in a driveway in Haughey Avenue, Mt Roskill yesterday morning Saturday 19.

A Tongan, Fijian-Indian New Zealand family has had its world torn apart by the tragic death of Reginald Sharma, 25, who was also known as Nolo.

The conditions leading to his death were still uncertain.

Police are still requesting people who were present at the address to come forward.

The deceased was one of a number of separate groups that met up at the Gemini Bar in Otahuhu and then travelled to 19 Haughey Avenue, sometime after 2.30am, to continue socialising, Police said.

In particular, Police would like to speak to three males – who have been described as Maori and Polynesian, aged 18 to 25 years – who spent time assisting the young man and putting him into the recovery position.

“These three stayed with the young man and continued to assist him after others had left the address, and I am confident that they will be able to help us piece together what has occurred,” says Detective Inspector Aaron Pascoe.

“This group will know who they are and we need their help.”

“We are also trying to identify the occupants of a Grey Audi 4 door sedan, described as having a rounded shaped body, who left the address shortly before Police arrived.”

As Kaniva News reported yesterday morning, Police were called around 3am following reports of a loud party at the address.

Upon Police arrival, a man was located on the driveway in a critical condition, said Detective Inspector Pascoe.

Police and ambulance staff attempted to resuscitate the man, however he died at the scene.

A cousin of the deceased who we have chosen not to name spoke with us and said the deceased’s mother is Tongan and his father is Fijian-Indian. She said Sharma grew up in Mangere East and he attended De La Salle College.

Kāinga and friends have posted social media tributes to Sharma and sent love to his mother Tiliana.

““Just heard the news and its all break our heart knowing its Nolo 😢😢 ‘Ofa atu Tiliana Sharma kiho fofonga moe sii taufa kuo hukii tonu ho lotofale . Rest in Peace cuzzy 😍

“— feeling sad”, a Facebook user wrote.

Another wrote in Tongan: “Sii ofa atu Tiliana ki si’o fofonga he ui ae Otua kuo fai ki si’o lotofale….kohai si’a fa’e te ne lava ae mavae moete tama…..oku manatua atu koe moe famili he kii lotu vaivai…fktauange ke atu nonga mo fiemalie ae Otua ma’au he taimi oe faingataa….ofa atu.”

Translated:

“Love you Tiliana for the call God has made in your house. No mother could bear the loss of her son…you are remembered in our prayer …May God give you calm and comfort while you are in this time of difficulties…love you”

A heartfelt message on Tiliana’s Facebook page read: “Love you forever son — with Reg Sharma.”

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