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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: December 9 2016

This is a free, moderated service for Cook Islanders or others to post bereavement notices, tributes or in memoriam notices. If sending a death notice for publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published. Messages may be subject to editing if adjudged too long. No messages will be published if received in capitals only or in lower case letters only. All messages need to be in English. Maori must be accompanied by an English translation. Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days). E-mail postings to Death Notices, Tributes

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December 2016
TIRIAMAI, Naeiti. Passed in Auckland, New Zealand, on Tuesday December 6 2016. Family service Sunday December 11 3.30pm at South Auckland Funeral Services, 553 Great South Rd, Otahuhu. Funeral service at 11am Monday December 12 11am at Manukau Congregational Church 17 Laureston Avenue, Papatoetoe. Burial following the funeral service will be at Manukau Memorial Gardens, 361 Puhinui Rd, Papatoetoe. After the burial there will be a light lunch back at the Manukau Congregational Church.

December 8 2016
KATIA, Nooroa Pira. Born February 6 1939 Takuvaine, Rarotonga Passed away December 7 2016 at Sarah Selwyn Home, Auckland, New Zealand. Husband of the late Vavia Katia. Loved father of Duran, Pee, Tutai, Mereana, Vivian and Peter. Grandfather of Joanna, Amy, Marie, Milyana, Kiani, Elijah and Baby Vavia. Family service Tuesday December 13 2016 at the P.I.C Newton, 2 Edinburgh Street at 7pm. Funeral service Wednesday December 14 2016 at the above church at 11am, followed by burial at Mangere Lawn Cemetery. All communications to 33 Old Mill Rd, Westmere 09 3763456 or Mereana 0274874720.

December 6 2016
AUKINO-MATEARIKI, Aketairi. We are saddened to announce the passing away of our beloved mother, grandmother, aunty mama who passed away Sunday December 4 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. There will be two comforting services to be held for mama in Auckland before her body is returned to Rarotonga to her final resting place. First comforting service on Tuesday December 6 from 7pm by the Atiuan community in Auckland at the family home at 181 Tripoli Road, Point England. The second comforting service will be on Wednesday December 7 from 7pm by the Arorangi community in Auckland also at the family home at 181 Tripoli Road, Point England. For more information please contact Bobby or Ana on 5706435 or 0276178627.

December 6 2016
NGAOIRE, Teaura Tuaanu. Passed away on Friday December 2 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand, aged 84. Dearly loved wife of the late Nootai Vero Ngaoire. Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Tupu, Vero and Suzanne, Rourukeu and Ngavaine, Henry and Liz, Nooroa, Mangere and John, Teresia and Misa Raymond. Cherished Nana and Mama to all her Mokopuna and Ina. Family service on Wednesday December 7 2016 at 7pm. Funeral service on Thursday December 8 2016 at 11am. Both services to be held at St Joseph's Catholic Church, 456 Great North Road, Grey Lynn. All communications phone (09) 3784 780, 10 Elgin Street, Grey Lynn.

December 3 2016
TAOPUA, Lily. Passed away in the presence of her family at Hutt Hospital, Lower Hutt, New Zealand on December 1 2016. Funeral service at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2 Kensington Street, Petone, on Monday December 5 2016 at 11am followed by a private cremation.

December 1 2016
MANAPORI, Tearikimaeva Kiavaiki (Teariki). Born January 16 1947. Peacefully passed away at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand on 1 December 1 2016. Sadly missed by his wife, Tupou Here Tamata Manuela beloved father of Rachel (Raera), Teariki Junior and Lei-Aloha. Also missed by his grandchildren: Makayla, Joseph Junior, Jenna, Tatiana (Viriama) and son-in-law Joseph Te Ariki. Beloved son of the late Papa Manapori Raera Poaru and Mama Viriama Manapori and also missed by brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and in-laws, all his families and friends in the Cook Islands, Tahiti, Australia and New Zealand. Funeral details to follow later. For more information, please contact Rachel on 021 309050 and Junior 021 02344076.

November 30 2016
KAIRUA, Adam. Born June 4 1936. Passed away peacefully at his home in Auckland, New Zealand, on Monday November 28 2016. Beloved husband of Titaua Kairua née Browne. Loving father of Riki, Poe, Alex, Sandra and Julie. Cherished grandfather and great-grandfather. All communications to 09 8180916. Family service Friday December 2 at New Lynn Congregational Church, Great North Rd, New Lynn at 7pm. Funeral service at the same address at 11am.

November 30 2016
ARIA, Auerua Ngametuaangai. May 22 1957 - November 26 2016. Sadly passed away unexpectedly in Auckland, New Zealand. Dearly loved and cherished by his darling Maybelle Matthews. Beloved son of Ngametuaangai and Ngametua. Loved by brother of the late Tumataora Arona and his loving sister Nooke Ngametua Angai. Greatly loved father and father-in -law of Theo, Johnny, Amelia, Mahara, Kama and son-in-law Russell Tahitahi. Very much missed and loved Papa of Jovan Tipene (Moko). Will be missed by uncles, aunties, cousins, nieces and nephews. Family service on Friday December 2 2016 at 10am at his home.

November 28 2016
MARSTERS, Frederick. We are saddened to announce the pasing away of our brother, son, dad, husband who was one of the fishermen who died in the Kaipara Harbour tragedy in New Zealandon Saturday November 26 2016. Fred is survived by his wife Ann and three children Jordan, Torrie and Frederick Jnr Marsters. Favourite son of the late Ritia and Louis Marsters. Loved brother of Jane (Gigi) (deceased), Elizabeth, Louis (Bigman) (deceased), Johnny, Nane, Walter, and Lydia. A family service for Fred will be held at St Johns Presbyterian Church, 120 Great South Rd, Papatoetoe on Sunday 4th December 2016 at 6pm. A funeral service for Fred will be held at the Manukau Memorial Gardens Chapel, 361 Puhinui Rd, Papatoetoe on Monday December 5 2016 at 11am. All communications to: Walter Matatia Marsters, ph: 0274401701.

November 21 2016
KAURAKA, Dan Traveller. Beloved dad, husband, brother, uncle and great friend passed away on Friday afternoon November 18 2016 in Porirua, New Zealand. Dan was on radio Ivanui in Porirua on Friday morning from 5am-7am not knowing it was his last time to broadcast to his people. Dan's body will be at 311 Main Road, Tawa, Wellington from Wednesday November 23 2016. Please contact Bridget Williams (niece of Dan) on 021 1181901 to arrange for a time to visit the family as there will be lots of people from the community and the Ekalesia in Wellington coming in to pay their respects. Family service Saturday November 28 at 6pm P.I.P.C Newtown (corner of Daniell Street and Constable Street, Newtown) Funeral Monday November 30 11am at same church. Burial at Whenua Tapu, Plimmerton from 1:30pm. Kaikai following the burial at Te Akapuanga Cook Islands Hall, Porirua Cannons Creek. Any further queries should be directed to Mary Jane Kauraka-Seiuli 027 789 6387.

November 18 2016
KENNING, John David.Sunrise September 27 1947. Sunset November 15 2016. At Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. Husband, Dad, Papa, Uncle, passed away peacefully surrounded by family with love. Saturday November 19 JK's body and family will arrive in Rarotonga on NZ46 at 1.35pm. A short prayer service will be held at the Air NZ Hangar, before JK's body is taken home to the Kenning family homestead in Panama. On arrival a short family service will be held with family and friends who wish to join us. Sunday November 20 a family memorial service will be held at the National Auditorium at 5.30pm. Monday November 21 10.30am there will be a final family prayer service at the Kenning family homestead before the journey to lay him to rest at the Ngati Raina family cemetery at 4.30pm. A family kaikai will be held after at Enuamanea Hall For all queries relating to JK's farewell in Rarotonga, contact Raina Mataiapo George Hosking on ph +682 75776 and/or Tai Ropa/Vania on ph +682 54664 or +682 51664 or Curly Taripo on +682 55313.

November 14 2016
CUTHERS, George. Rene Alfred George Here Williams known as George Cuthers. Sadly passed November 12 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. Dearly loved father, brother, uncle and friend. Family service Thursday 1 November 17 2016 at the South Auckland Funeral Services Chapel at 7pm, 553 Great South Road, Otahuhu, Auckland. Funeral service on Friday November 18 2016 at the Manukau Memorial Gardens Chapel and Crematorium. All enquiries to South Auckland Funeral Services 09 276 9000.

November 13 2016
MARSTERS, Tere. Passed away at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand, on November 13 2016. Loved son of the late Metua-Pati Nooroa and Kautua Kautua. Beloved brother of Teariki Sam Tereapii and Molly, Apii Sonny Dorothy and Tehapai. Beloved father of Flora Bob Vaine Tangirei and Ruatea. Family service on Friday November 18 from 7pm at the Presbyterian Church, Settlement Road, Papakura. Funeral service on Saturday November 19 from 11am also at the Presbyterian Church on Settlement Road, Papakura followed by burial at Gatland Road, Drury. For more information and request for visits please contact Calz Tamihana on 298-0849 or mobile 021-1426913.

November 13 2016
EIAO, Eric. On behalf of the Eiao family we sadly announce the passing of Eric Eiao on November 11 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. Eric was the son of Rae Eiao and Tia Taripo. He is survived by his wife and three children. Family service at the Otara Seventh Day Adventist Church on Monday November 14 at 6pm and funeral will be on Tuesday November 15 at Mangere Crematorium Chapel at 1pm. All communications to Danny Turia 0273849035.

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Revised: December 9 2016