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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: July 18 2018

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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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 18
MATEKEITI, Tutai. AKA Ke. Passed away on Tuesday July 17 2018 at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand surrounded by family. He was a son, uncle, brother and a devoted partner. Ke's body is lying at his residence 29 McLean Ave, Papatoetoe. Family service, together with the funeral service will be held on Tuesday July 24 2018 at 10.30am at 115 Hall Ave, Mangere. Following the funeral service, papa Ke's will taken to his resting place at the Manukau Memorial Garden Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to come and share the beautiful memories they had of Ke. For further information please contact: Ro on: 021-1612775 Tu on: 021-2133637.

July 15
CAMPBELL, Miimetuakore (Mareiti Tare). Born August 23 1925. Passed away July 10 2018, peacefully in his sleep at his home Nukupure-Muri (Takitimu Vaka), Rarotonga. Beloved widow of Elizabeth Gloria and loving father to Ngapoko, Ngatungane, Teremoana, William,Turiongo, Tereapii, Gloria, Miimetua (deceased), Vaevaeongo and Maria. Much adored grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather to his many mokopuna. A beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, friend, colleague, and neighbour in the Cook Islands, New Zealand and Australia. He is survived by his siblings Ngaina, Te Kura, Mareiti (Bob) and Metua.

July 9
POONA, Matua. Matua Ngamata Deofilo Poona passed away on Friday June 29 2018 in Adelaide, Australia. Beloved husband of Munokoa Turu Teana Seta Ezekiela Poona. A loving father to Greta, Moana, Mama Turu (Julez), Ben, Fakaheo (Jojo ) and Poona. A grandpa to many. Family memorial service Thursday July 12 2018 at The Polynesian Centre 90 Bader Drive, Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand at 6pm. For further information please contact Mana Tupou 0212625004.

July 6
TAUIA, Irario. Papa Irario Tauia passed away July 4 2018 at Aranui Resthome and Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. Family service will be at Christ The King Catholic Parish, 260 Richardson Road, Owairaka on Tuesday July 10 at 7pm with light refreshments afterwards. Funeral service at same venue on Wednesday July 11 at 11am. Dad's body will be laid to rest at Manukau Gardens with light refreshments at The Polynesian Centre, 90 Bader Drive, Mangere afterwards. An Apare will be held at the same venue. Papa Irario's body is resting at 1 Christini Street, Mt Roskill. Any groups wishing to book for Pure Ngutuare, please contact Matt Tauia. Sunrise March 28 1937 sunset July 4 2018 81 years. Matt Tauia 021 189 5578 Teresa Tongiia 027 753 7744 Peta Ngateina 09 6205601 Ira J Tauia 021 028 73062

July 3
TEKEU, John. Born March 10 1958 and passed away peacefully on the June 25 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand. His body is at the Koraunui Marae, 146 Stokes Valley Rd, Stokes Valley. Funeral details Wednesday July 4 11am at the Silverstream Retreat, 3 Reynolds Bach Drive, Silverstream followed by burial at Akatarawa Cemetery, 1058 Akatarawa Rd, Akatarawa, Upper Hutt. Refreshments will be back at the Koraunui Marae. There will be no family service. For further information then please contact Taputu Tekeu on 02108081718.

July 1
KAJER, Stephen. Beloved husband, loving son, devoted father, adored uncle and a friend to many. Stephen Lazslo Gustav Kajer. Son of the late Mama Noo and the late Papa Les Kajer, brother to Maara, Malcom, Anthony, Walter and the late Katerina on Thursday June 28 2018 at Auckland Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. Family service at the Polynesian Centre, 90 Bader Drive, Mangere on Tuesday July 3 2018 at 6pm. His body will depart from Auckland to Melbourne to his final resting place on Saturday July 7 2018. His body will be lying at 9 Primrose Place, Manurewa. If you would like to visit the family please contact his sisters Maara Tatari-Tihau - 2684669 Moana Puna - 021545247.

June 27
NIKORO, Kaimaria. Dearly beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather Kaimaria Nikoro Nikoro passed away in Melbourne, Australia. Born June 6 1940, Manihiki died June 26 2018. Family service Monday July 2 at Dandenong CICC (Uniting Church), 32 Scott Street, Dandenong. 5pm church service, followed by an Apare, a traditional Northern Group Cook Islands service, followed by a feast. Burial feast Tuesday July 3 2018 at Dandenong CICC at 11am Papa's final resting place will be at Springvale Botanical Cemetery. Burial service 1pm, 600 Princess Highway, Springvale.

June 26
VAKAI, Diedie. On Friday June 22 2018 at 2am dear Papa, dad, brother and uncle Papa Vakai passed away on Manihiki. Family memorial service on Thursday June 28 2018 at Manihiki Hall, 42 Lovegrove Crescent, Otara, Auckland, New Zealand at 6pm. For more information please contact Maria Toru Tupou (Baby) Mobile number :0211880532.

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Revised: July 18 2018