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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: September 15 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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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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September 15
NGATIKAURA, Taeke Tutai-O-Rima. Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and auntie, also known as Mama Pati (née Pakuru) passed away in Tokoroa, New Zealand on Friday September 14 2018. On Saturday September 15 2018 her body will be taken to the St Luke's PIC church in the top hall at 3pm where it will remain until her family service on Monday September 17 2018 at 6pm. Funeral service on Tuesday September 18 2018 at 11am at St Luke's PIC church followed by burial at the Tokoroa Lawns Cemetery. All communications contact Joey Ngatikaura 0277237324.

September 3
WILLIAMS, Metuakore. Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother aunty and friend Metuakore Williams, née passed away in her sleep surrounded by her children and husband. Family service at 11.30am at home in Amuri, Aitutaki, followed by burial. For more information please call Moana Williams (daughter) on 31290 or mobile 83713.

September 3
VAKA, Nava. Beloved mother, grandma, aunty and beloved Mama Nava Tangiia Vaka passed away September 1 2018 time at 5:09pm on Rarotonga. Funeral service Monday September 3 2018 5pm at her home in Avana, Ngatangiia. Burial will be held at her home. Refreshments afterwards. All communications please contact her daughter Mere Vaka on 87-196. Memorial service Auckland, New Zealand on Tuesday September 4 2018 at 23 Coral Crescent, Panmure at 6pm. All communications please contact June Kiria 0221703941

August 31
APERAU, Mataio. Mataio Mataio Aperau passed away quietly after a long illness at Waitakere Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand, on Wednesday August 29 2018 at 6.30pm. Family service at the PIC Church at Edinburgh St, Newton at 7pm on Monday September 3 2018. Papa's body will rest at South Auckland Funeral Services before returning to Rarotonga on Wednesday September 5 2018. All communications to his eldest daughter Tara Aperau (Sarah Aperau) on 022-0418-194 or his grand-daughter Shana Ahsin on 021-237-4995.

August 31
TAKAI, Tangaroa. Tangaroa Tutai Takai passed peacefully at Auckland Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand on Tuesday August 28 2018. A great father, husband, grandfather, brother and uncle. Family service Sunday September 2 at P.I.C Ferguson Street, Otara. Dress code his favourite team All Blacks. Funeral service September 4 2018 11am at same venue. His body will be taken to Mangere Lawn Cemetery and Crematorium. Entrance is on Mckenzie Road where main office is (follow All Blacks flags). For further information and requested sittings please contact Inapae 0212349438 or Home 092749351.

August 26
POTINI, Akosita. Passed away on August 22 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand, Akosita Maunga Potini of Rapeka Tonga. Mother, grandmother and wife of Rapeka Tonga. Beloved wife of John Potini of Vaipae Aitutaki. Family service Thursday August 30 2018 at Lagoon View Funeral Services,3 Korma Lane, Panmure at 7pm. Funeral service at same venue Friday August 31 2018 at 11am followed by burial at Manukau Memorial Garden, Puhinui Road, Manukau. For more information contact Apii Vairoa on 0211662509.

August 21
PONINI, Ngatamariki. Ngatamariki Upokotea Kaukura Ponini passed away at Rarotonga Hospital. Mother to Upokotea (d), Joseph, Teokotai, Augustine, Pokotea, Terangi, Selina and Teuvira. A grandmother and great-grandmother to her beautiful mokos. Thursday 16 August 16 1.30pm her body will be brought down from Rarotonga Hospital to the St Joseph Catholic Cathedral in Avarua, 2pm Farewell Mass, 2.30pm Burial at the Catholic cemetery in Panama followed by light refreshments at the hut next to cemetery. For more info contact Mii 72900 or Vira 79781.

August 18
MARTIN, Michael. Michael Makore Martin (Mikey Martin) - beloved son of Salvictor Martin and the late Rama Isaia and Poko Matatia and the late Torongonui Matatia. He was a devoted husband to Lisa Martin and cherished father of Joden Martin, Michaella Martin, Jamessa, Mikaere and Toka and loving brother to Tai Walter, Tabitha Tumu-Makara, Ma Martin TW, Pauline Kimiora, Sal-lee Mailau, Jim-Bob Temaroi Jnr, Joseph Matatia, Maata Ahiao, the late Gemini Matatia and Matilda Matatia. Mikey was also a loving son-in-law, brother-in-law, cousin, uncle, work colleague, team mate. Mid 2017 Mikey was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. On Thursday August 16 2018 Mikey lost his battle to cancer, breathing his last breath surrounded by all who loved him. On Sunday August 19 his body will return home to 4 Loughanure Place, Massey. Family service Wednesday August 22, 7pm at PGM Church, 31 Anglesea St, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand. Funeral service Thursday August 23, 11am at PGM Church, 31 Anglesea St, Ponsonby followed by interment at Waikumete Cemetery, 4128 Great North Rd, Glen Eden. For further information please contact Matilda Matatia: 0212093253 or Pauline Kimiora: 02108094365.

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