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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: November 19 2017

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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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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November 19 2017
SHEDDEN, Tera. The Shedden and Marsters families regret to announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter and sister Tera Mareta Shedden, née Marsters, daughter of the late Teratuanu'u and Sepha Rakoroa Marsters) also lovingly known as ‘Sarah’ or ‘Babe’ on Friday November 17 at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland. Her body will be with the family at the Polynesian Centre, 90 Bader Drive, Mangere from Monday November 20 3pm. Funeral service Wednesday November 22 at the Mangere Seventh-Day Adventist Church (at 686 Massey Road, Mangere) at 10am followed by burial at the Mangere Lawn Cemetery. For further information or group visits please contact Evelyn at 0278001005.

RAUTUTI, Mii. Husband of Tungane Raututi, father of Norma, Albert and Ngariki and grandfather of Kyla, Dayna and Noah. Born December 29 1949 and passed away on Thursday November 17 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. A man of God, humble and faithful. A peacemaker and also head elder of the Lighthouse SDA church. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Family service Wednesday November 22 at the Mangere Seventh Day Adventist Church (686 Massey Road, Mangere) from 7pm. Funeral service Thursday November 23 at Mangere SDA church from 11am followed by burial at the Mangere Lawn Cemetery. For further details and information or home visits please contact Norma Normz Raututi 0211487207.

November 18 2017
TUMUPU, Papa.Beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, brother, cousin on Wednesday November 15 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand, aged 73. The Tumupu family welcome all family and friends to 4/75 Princes Street, Otahuhu where his body lies until family service 7pm Monday November 20 2017. at Mangere P.I.P.C. For more information please contact Aunty Tapuni: 0212687601 or Dellommie: 0220633460.

November 16 2017
TAURAKI, Terry Michael. Passed November 15 20017 in Rarotonga. Family service at the Arorangi SDA Church at 6pm on Thursday November 16 followed by refreshments in the church hall. Funeral service Friday November 17 2017 at 10am in the Arorangi SDA Church, followed by burial at the Ngati Ora Burial Ground, which is situated on Raemaru Road. For further information contact his sister Lenora Tauraki (m) 79065 or Pastor Hosea (m) 54116/(h) 22858.

November 14 2017
SKINNER, Freedom. The Skinner/Kaiaruna family announce the sudden passing of our beloved son/father/husband and brother Freedom Guy Skinner (Fred)(Andrew) on Sunday November 12 2017 at home in Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand, aged 37. Dearly loved husband of Louisa Kaiaruna Skinner and cherished father of Khejzana Skinner. Loving brother and son to his Skinner and Kaiaruna family. His body at home at 63 Archboyd Ave, Mangere. For visits during the week please contact Kura Kaiaruna-Vaeau on 0225284887. Funeral Friday November 17 2017 at 11am, Mangere PIC Church, followed by burial at the Manukau Memorial Gardens. Papatoetoe.

November 11 2017
POKOATI, Marion Taperu. Née Wilson. Passed in Wellington New Zealand. Family service on Monday November 13 2017at 6pm at Church of Christ the King PIC, Cannons Creek Porirua. Funeral service on Tuesday November 14 at 10am Church of Christ the King PIC, Cannons Creek Porirua. Burial at Whenua Tapu Cemetery followed by kaikai at Te Akapuanga Hall Cannons Creek. Her body lies at the family residence until burial. All who wish to pay their respects are welcome.

November 11 2017
MATEARA, John Ora. (Maanga). Passed away peacefully on November 8 2017 with family by his side in Auckland, New Zealand. His body is at 18 Hillcrest Grove, Manurewa until burial. Family service Tuesday November 14 at 7pm LDS Chapel on the corner of Alfriston and Porchester Rds, Manurewa. Funeral service Wednesday 15 November at 11am at the same venue followed by burial at Manukau Memorial Gardens. For information please contact Cullen Edwards 021 113 8886.

November 10 2017
PARE, Geoffrey. Pastor Geoffrey Strickland Pare's family service Thursday November 16 2017 at Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga 2 Northview Drive, Sunshine Victoria, Australia at 7pm followed by refreshments. Chapel/ burial service Friday November 17 2017 Tobin Brothers, (5 Synnot Street, Werribee, Victoria at 1pm. His body will then be laid to rest at Werribee Cemetery, Railway Ave and Cemetery Road, Werribee Victoria. For more information please contact Emily Strickland-Poti 0477 295 225 Carpenter Poti 0411 813 921.

November 4 2017
TAIVAIRANGA, Teinakore. Mrs Tuakana Taivairanga (née Turia) and family announce the passing away of her dearly beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Pastor Teinakore Taivairanga (known as Teina) on Friday November 3 in Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. He leaves behind his beloved wife, their children David, Edward, Adeline, Peter and Marcella, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Teina, known to many as Pastor Teina or Master Teina was born on the August 31 1935 in Rarotonga. Family service on Tuesday November 7 at 6.30pm at the Cook Islands SDA Church, 15 Birmingham Road, East Tamaki, Auckland. The family will be taking his body back home to the Cook Islands to his final resting place. For more information please contact Adeline on 02108749593. Residential address 5/4 Coombe Avenue, Otara, Auckland.

October 30 2017
TAPENA, Ngametua Teau. Dearly beloved Mum, Nena, Nanny, Great-Grandmother, Great-Great-Grandmother, Aunty and In-law Mama Ngametua (née Numanga) Teau Tapena peacefully passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday October 29 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. Sunrise March 23 1922, sunset October 29 2017. Her body will lienat her residence 3/5 Te Motu Way, Mangere from Monday October 30 2017 (evening) till Thursday November 2 2017 (afternoon). Family service 7pm Thursday November 2 2017 at P.I.C Newton 2 Edinburgh Street. Her body will be flown to Rarotonga accompanied by her children/grandchildren and families for her final resting place. All communications to: Mata Tepai: 0274942687 Nono Glassie: 0272563764 Landline: 09 275 3404.

October 29 2017
TEINA, Enua. The family of Teina Teiri and Enua Okinga announces the passing of our dearest son, grandson, cousin, nephew, brother, uncle, dad, partner and friend Enua Teina who was born July 29 1992 and passed away October 25 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. FamilyService 7pm Thursday November 2 2017 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2 Rowandale Avenue, Manurewa (No refreshments). Funeral at 11am Friday November 3 2017 at the above church followed by burial Manukau Memorial Gardens, 361 Puhinui Road, Papatotoe. Afterwards there will be refreshments at 56 Bellville Drive, Clendon Park. For all communications please contact homeline 096003156 or Rama 02102289113.

October 29 2017
TANGIURITUA, Metuvaine. Née Vaine Keu. Passed in the morning of October 27 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. Her body is lying at 3 Korma Lane, Panmure, Auckland. Family service 7pm followed by her funeral service on Friday November 3 at 11am and burial service at Waikumete Cemetery at 1pm The family would like to invite everyone to her family service for dinner on Thursday night after family service and there is no kaikai after funeral.Contacts are Tekea 02108124766 Uncle Vaine Punupi 0224547560.

October 25 2017
MAIRI, Morara. In honour of the late Papa Morara Mairi. Brother, husband, dad, grandfather, great -grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend departed on Monday October 23 in Melbourne, Australia. The family invite all who would like to attend his family service or funeral. Sunrise Manihiki, Cookislands. Sunset Melbourne, Australia. Family service on Monday October 30 at 6pm. Clayton CookIslands Uniting Church. 14 Burton Avenue, Clayton. Conducted by Rev. Tangimetua Tangatatutai, followed by a mega feast. Funeral service on Tuesday October 31 at 10am, also at Clayton Cook Islands Uniting Church to be conducted by Rev. Uru Tairea. Burial at 12pm, at Springvale Cemetery on Princes Highway. After the burial, we ask that everyone returns to the church hall for one more final mega feast.

October 21 2017
CROOKS, Tata. The Marsters, Ke Ivitu and Crooks familes sadly announce the passing of their Queen, Mum, Nana, Great Gran, Aunty Mama Tata Crooks in Tokoroa, New Zealand. Sunrise September 19 1929. Sunset October 20 2017. Family service Sunday October 22 5pm. Funeral service Monday October 23 11am at St Luke's Presbyterian Church, Tokoroa. Mama Tata's body is lying at home 13 Granton Street, Tokoroa. Families invite you to come. Communications to son: Andrew Crooks 0272668548 Granton 078868440.

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Revised: November 19 2017