Blenheim fatal stabbing

Families prepare for vigil for murdered Tongan RSE worker

Mateni Lynch was in Christchurch to see his younger brother Hiko’s body before he flew to Auckland.

The Lynch’s paternal and maternal families are preparing for the service at the Vea Funeral Home in Ōtara this weekend.

Hiko’s body is expected to arrive in Auckland tomorrow (Friday) from Christchurch.  

His body will be flown to Tonga next week for the funeral.

“The family is devastated by his death”, Hiko’s maternal uncle Uilou Fungavaka told Kaniva News yesterday (Wednesday).

Two men charged with murder of Tongan RSE worker Hiko Lynch

Police said a 33-year-old male and a 37-year-old male were both due to appear in the Blenheim District Court yesterday afternoon.

Lynch aged 23 was killed in an alleged stabbing in Blenheim on Sunday morning.

Two other Tongans remain in hospital in a stable condition.

Police continue to appeal to anyone who may have video footage taken at the Club Envy or around the Market Street area in the early hours of Sunday 20 June.

Any footage can be uploaded by using the following link: