Alan and Anne Looney have both returned home in Waitohe near Opotiki after a short stay in the Whakatane Hospital.
Both were injured during a home invasion by an intruder last Sunday, and received cuts to their hands by the knife wielding intruder.
Although the intruder has gone, and the signs of struggle have disappeared, the couple though cannot shake off the fear they felt.
The ghost spectre of their ordeal may remain with them for a while to come, how does normality return -will be on the minds of both victims she at 63 and her mate at 66 years of age.
Kua hoki ano a Alan raua ko Anne Looney ki to raua kainga i Waiotahe patata atu ki Opotiki no muri mai i to raua noho poto ki roto i te hohipera o Whakatane. He wharanga no raua i tetahi pahuatanga o to raua whare e tetahi tangata kaikino i te po Ratapu, a ka motumotu o raua matihao na tetahi oka e mau ana i te tangata pahua. Ahakoa kua ngaro te tangata me nga mahinga tukino ki nga tokorua o Waiotahe kei te mau tonu o raua wairua ki te matakutanga. Ekene ka mau kehua tonu tenei whironga ki a raua – e tatau tonu ana pea i te haunga kino o te tangata whawhai ki to raua kainga mo hia nei te roa – me pehea e haumaru ai i tenei kuia ono tekau ma toru ona tau me tana koroua kua pakeke ake i te ono tekau ma ono tau.