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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: July 23 2014

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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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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July 23 2014
VAA, Auariki. Born September 20 1968. Sadly, passed away Sunday July 20 2014 surrounded by family at Auckland Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. Her body is resting at 3 Korma Lane, Panmure, Auckland called The Lagoon View Funeral Services. Family service ThursdayJuly 24 2014 at 7pm, at 3 Korma Lane, Panmure, Auckland. Funeral Service Friday July 25 2014 at 11am at 3 Korma Lane, Panmure, Auckland. Following the Church service her body will be laid to rest at Waikumete Cemetery and Crematorium, 4128 Great North Rd, Glen Eden. Family and friends are more than welcome to attend both services. If you would like to visit the family and pay your respects, please call in advance to arrange a time by contacting Kylene Vaine (niece) Mobile: 0211184941 Or Tuvaine Terepo (daughter) Mobile: 02102677513.

July 23 2014
RAVENGA, Rimaati. On July 18 2014 in Dunedin, New Zealand, aged 70, a brave Mitiaro warrior left us peacefully, surrounded by family. Dearly loved husband of Joy, much loved and respected father and father-in-law of Melanie, Rima Ati and Clare; Anthony (Bubs) and Amy and dear papa of Lucas, Quinn and Angel and Harper. Also loved father-in-law of Nigel. Loved son of the late Tangata Noomotu (Cook Islands). Loved brother of his brothers and sister and all his nieces and nephews. Rimaati's family thanks Dr. Helen Holden and the staff of Mornington Health Centre for the unconditional support along with Matilda and everyone at Dunedin Hospital Emergency Department on May 26. Also Dr D'Cruz and the team from the Dunedin Hospital Oncology. Rima's body will be at home at 52 Skipbo Street, Corstorphine. Family and friends are invited to visit. Funeral details to follow.

July 19 2014
TUAITI, Teuruaa (Pa). September 16 1978 - July 17 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. Loved husband of Teina Dave Tuaiti. Cherished father of Valentina, Patrice, Teuruaa Jnr, the late baby Toka, Levi and Dominic-Leon. Beloved son of the late Teuruaa Tuaiti (Snr) and the late Temana Vaine Tuaiti and all his aunties and uncles. Loved and adored son-in-law of Tukana and Tikire Dave, Dominic Mea and Jenny Leon. Special brother of Patrice and Metua, Joy and Tapuira (Jnr) and all his cousins. Loved brother-in-law of Ziona and Murphy, Niovara and Gloria, Tania and Robert, Aileen and Isa. Adored uncle to all his nieces and nephews. Awesome friend to all. Family service July 21 6pm, City Impact Church, 385 Mt Wellington Highway, Mt Wellington, followed by light refreshments. Funeral service Tuesday 22 July at 10.30am at above church Mt Wellington followed by burial service at Manukau Memorial Gardens. Teina and family would like to invite all to 15 Casper Road, Papatoetoe for kai. All communications to Aileen 0210536704 or Patrice 0210621415.

July 15 2014
TINI-PAOO, Tangi Kairangi Mama Tata Tiavare. Born April 23 1952. Passed away on July 11 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. Beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister and grandmother. Will always be missed and will live forever in our hearts. Family service at Otara Pacific Islands Presbyterian Church on July 16 2014 with her burial the following day. Service at 11am where her body will be laid to rest at Mangere Lawn Cemetery. Contact Auntie Alice 092710147.

July 15 2014
NAPA,Tauei Konitanitani. Son of George and Akaiti Napa of Rarotonga, also known as 'Papa Slow'. Passed away at his home in Panama, Rarotonga on Saturday morning July 12. Oldest son of George and Akaiti Napa.

July 13 2014
TUMAREVA, Kauroa (Meni). Born November 13 1951. Passed away on July 10 2014 in Auckland Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. Beloved sister, cousin, mother, grandmother, aunty and friend. A special lady who has left us with many wonderful memories and who will be forever in our hearts. Family service Tuesday July 15 2014, at 8 Parrish Road, Sandringham, Auckland at 7pm. Funeral Wednesday July 16 at 11am at the Mangere Seventh Day Adventist church, 168 Massey Road, Mangere followed by burial at Mangere Lawn Cemetery and Crematorium. Please contact Sheena on 02102457343 for more details.

July 6 2014
TEINAKORE, Ngatokorua Nina. Passed away peacefully at home in Auckland, New Zealand, on July 4 2014. Beloved daughter of Tupuora Tom Teinakore and the late Tupunaatefou Ioane Teinakore, and long-time companion Robert Tuilaepa. Dearly loved and always remembered by her brothers,sisters and family. All enquiries to 34 Fisher Crescent, Otara. Phone 2716404. Family service Tuesday July 8 2014 at the LDS Chapel, Ferguson Road, Otara at 6pm. Funeral service July 9 2014 at 11am at the same venue also. May you rest in peace.

July 5 2014
TERRY, Joseph Rerepairere. Sunrise January 18 1947, sunset at Auckland Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand, on 3 July 3 2014 aged 67. Loving and devoted husband of Martina Terry Von Wicht. Beloved father of Cecelia, Christopher and Victoria. Step-father of Mersel Latifi Von Wicht. Beloved son of the late Pepe Rahiti Takai and Aketainga Rahiti. A loving and treasured son also of the late Papa Terii and Mama Ana. Loving nephew of the late Papa Tuaine and Mama Kairangi Takai. Dear brother of Mii and Tutangata (deceased) Teokotai, Takai and Ana Gillet, Ere Teavake (deceased) and Robin Johnson, Ngatupuna and Fenuku Tuteru, Turai and Piri Rahiti, Teariki Rahiti, Teokotai and Hingano Takai, Ina and Neville McEntee, Taraua Kavana, Moeroa Rei, Pepe Waith, Terii (junior) and all their families. Special brother in law of Marlies Von Wicht. Family service Tuesday July 8 at 7pm at the Mangere Pacific Islands Presbyterian Church, Cnr of Buckland Road and Lyncroft Street, Mangere. Funeral service at the above church on Wednesday July 9 at 11am followed by interment at the Manukau Memorial Gardens. Joe's body will lie at 51 Blake Road, Mangere. All communications to Mareta Tuteru 09 2766330 or 0211235967, or Marama Takai 021850681.

June 27 2014
GLENNON, Marsha Jane. Peacefully passed away on June 19 2014. Adored daughter of Marina and Craig. Vivacious sister of Caitlin and Dave, Emily and Farmer, Charlotte and Rory. Loved Aunty of Maisie, Isabella, Estelle, and Luca. Family service Tuesday July 1 at 7pm and funeral service on Wednesday July 2 at 1pm, both at Newton Pacific Islanders Congregational Church, 2 Edinburgh St, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand. The Natural Funeral Co Ph 361-6080

June 19 2014
AUKINO-TUPOU, Dushaun Grand (Skux). Taken suddenly in the early morning of Wednesday June 18 2014, in Auckland, New Zealand, at the age of 13. Beloved son of Andy Tupou and Skye Vainepoto. Cherished brother of Shania, Stormie and Gemini. Adored nephew to his aunties and uncles and dearly loved by all cousins and friends. Dushaun's body is lying at 67A Vodanovich Road, Te Atatu South. Family service Sunday June 22 2014 at the Waterview Methodist Church, cnr of Great North Rd and Fir Street, Waterview 7-11pm. Funeral service Monday June 23 2014 at the Waikumete Cemetery, Chapel 1 10am followed by a burial service.

June 17 2014
TAPURAU, Wae Wae Iti (Wae).October 13 1924 - April 2 2014. We laid Dad's body to rest with his beloved wife Olive (née Adlam) at their home in Rarotonga. Much loved Dad and Mum of Rua, Susan, Paenui, Wae Wae, and Iti. (M 021 924 862).

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