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Tony Hakaoro (died September 1, 2017) was a Cook Islands broadcaster and radio talk show host. Hakaoro hosted one of the country's most popular, daily radio talk shows, "Karangaranga," on Radio Cook Islands. [1] He was known to publicly criticize Cook Islander politicians on his shows, which earned him a loyal audience. [1] [2]

Hakaoro died on September 1, 2017, following a massive stroke and subsequent coma. [1] He was buried in Titikaveka on September 7, 2017. [1] The Office of the Prime Minister issued a statement calling Hakaoro a "formidable warrior." [1] [2]

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