Story: Death and dying

Funeral directors: Inga Tuigamala (3rd of 3)

Funeral directors: Inga Tuigamala

Va'aiga Lealugu Tuigamala, once known as Inga the Winger, was a well-known All Black and rugby league player. He became a funeral director after retiring from rugby. This career choice was prompted by the death of 10 of his friends in 2003. Tuigamala ran a funeral company, Tuigamala & Sons, in West Auckland, and organised the funeral of the late king of Tonga, Taufa'ahau Tupou IV.

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Ruth McManus and Rosemary Du Plessis, 'Death and dying - Bodies of the dead', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/30405/funeral-directors-inga-tuigamala (accessed 27 May 2020)

Story by Ruth McManus and Rosemary Du Plessis, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 16 May 2018