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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: May 23 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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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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May 22 2016
MANARANGI, Peter Tautu Okotai. It is with great sadness that the Manarangi family inform of the passing of their son and brother after a short illness at Auckland Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand, on Saturday May 21 2016, aged 63. Much loved fifth eldest child of Teariki Akamoeau Nooroa (Nono) and Kathleen Patricia Prendergast Manarangi, is survived by his mother. Dearly loved brother of Anau, Margy, John, Teresa, Maria, Tony, Arthur, Adrian and our late brother Frank and his children and all other nephews and nieces. Funeral mass will in the St Peter Chanel Catholic Church, 42 Boundary Rd, Clover Park, Otara, Auckland, Monday May 23 2016, at 3pm, followed by a private cremation. All communications to Arthur Manarangi, mobile 027 607 4871.

May 20 2016
KATU, Allan Ngatokorua. Passed away in Melbourne, Australia May 18 2016. Son of the late Pastor Uma Katu and wife Inapatu Katu. Brother of Charlie Katu, Patu Katu and sisters Louisa Puna and Annie Katu. Father and grandfather. Family service Thursday May 26 7pm Clayton Seventh Day Adventist Church, 378 Haughton Rd, Clayton, Melbourne, Australia. Funeral service Friday May 27 2016 at Clayton Cook Islands SDA church, 378 Haughton Rd, Clayton. Then 12pm Bunarong Cemetery 790 Frankston-Dandenong rd, Dandenong. Visitation request contact: Louisa Puna 0409708009. Other enquiries contact: Tiavare 'Geoff' Katu 0411172397 Treasurers: Alvina Akai Freda Russell Purotu-Kau Tangata. Memorial service Tuesday May 24 2016 Seventh Day Adventist Church 686 Massey Road, Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand.

May 15 2016
KATO, Aline Hatitio. Born July 16 1952 passed away on May 9 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. Beloved wife of the late Marcel Kato treasured mother of Yoko Mysturu Kenji Ishido and Meiko cherished grandmother of A'ara Nicolas, Temuri,Keiko, Jin and Ohiva. A proud advocate for Rimatara island. Family service Sunday May 15 at Martin Williams chapel, 51 Kirkbride Road Mangere, to celebrate her life and bid a fond adieu as she begins her journey back to her beloved Rimatara. For further information please contact Rimamate on +64 21 233 5911 or Natasha on +64 21 176 5129.

May 9 2016
KIMIORA, Akeina. Ina, née Raki. Born January 15 1961. Passed away in Auckland, New Zealand, May 7 2016. Daughter of Kinikini Raki and Ruta Kaukura. Loved wife of Teerui Benioni Kimiora. Family service at 40 Lovegrove Ave, Otara May 10 at 7pm. Funeral service at the same address May 11 10.30am, from there to Mangere Cemetery. Ph: Melbourne Raki 022 4147195. Home 75a Park Ave, Papatoetoe, Auckland.

May 5 2016
JESSIE, Kataraina. Passed away in Aitutaki Hospital on May 5 2016. Mother of the late William, Tereapii, Kathy and the late Mii. Sister of Naomi, Paitu, Mere, Jessie, Manoa, all deceased and her only surviving siblings John Jessie and Kura Hennessey. Communications to Kataraina Jessie 021-02352154 or Tekura Ngatoko 376-1268.

April 29 2016
TARIA, Ani. It is with great sadness that our grandmother/mother/aunty/sister, Ani Taria has passed away in the early hours of April 26 2016. She will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her specially her family in New Zealand, Australia and the Cook Islands. Family service was held at the Church of The Nazarene in Mangere on Thursday April 28. Her body will be flown back to Aitutaki Friday April 29 to its final resting place. Contacts: Moir Healy (daughter) - 02102616914 Tangi Glassie (nephew) - 0226439548.

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Revised: May 22\3 2016