In memory of Yuki
Fri, 30 Nov 2012 7:00p.m.
Yuki Hamasaki was a student of the King's Education Language School and died in the CTV building last February.
She was just 23.
You wouldn't blame Yuki's family for resenting New Zealand, but when they came over to identify her body they also came to appreciate the region their daughter loved.
So much in fact, they have built a special house in her honour - to provide a haven to the foreign exchange students that will come after her.
Watch the report by Natasha Utting.
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8/12/2012 5:20:14 p.m.
Methawarin Bunjong wrote:
R.I.P my angel YUKI HAMASAKI. Love you and miss you heaps.
6/12/2012 2:56:57 p.m.
Gordon Bennett wrote:
What a honour to help such a beautiful family. Rest in Peace YUKI
1/12/2012 5:24:58 p.m.
David Simmonds wrote:
It was a very sad time for all those who lost love ones in the disaster here in Christchurch.We feel for Yuki!s parents,also all the other parents of foreign students who lost their lives.We had a lovely Mid wife Nurse staying with us,she was 31 married with a 20 yr old son,she was one of the students who they never found but through jewelry parts that were found we could identify her by.Also her best friend died along side her,and she spent Christmas with us before her returning home to China too see her little son who was only 4 yrs of age and her husband a doctor in China,just to come back for two weeks before her death.Now we have a new Son and grandson as our students husband wants us to be his mum and dad also grand parents to their son,every second Sunday we go out too the grave sight of all who had died and buried from the nursing academic of the CTV building.Then we got hit by another disaster,by the loss of 3 Japanese students we had stay with us over the years in the Tokyo Tsnuami and one of the girls we had from Japan who was saved, we will meet up with her here in March.Too all of those who were killed in the Earth Quake rest in peace.and we will pray for you all on the 10th of December At the A Christmas To Remember Gathering bought on by the Lamb and Hayward Funeral Directors.God Bless all.
1/12/2012 4:48:39 p.m.
Paula Buick wrote:
Yuki Hamasaki spent a lot of time with our family. She learnt to camp rough 'Kiwi style' and the quirkieness of a typical BBQ where the men stand around the barbie drinking beer and the women did kareoke. Christmas day was spent in Darfield, experiencing the whole turkey and ham lunch with newly dug potatoes, kumara etc and hilarious gift swopping afterwards. The last months of Yuki's life were full of laughter and wonderment - that's why she returned. We Kiwi's are one of the most genuine, earnest,hospitable people on God's earth. All those that met and laughed with Yuki, should take a bow. We did all right ...and we should be proud!!
30/11/2012 10:07:26 p.m.
What a wonderful family and what a lovely tribute to their daughter. A lovely way for her legacy to live on. Rest in peace Yuki
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