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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: February 15 2020

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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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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February 15
STRICKLAND, Glassie. Beloved husband of Arii Tetapu Tekopua, father to Davey, Saula, Eleesha, Turiria Mama Ani and Apaipora. Born February 19 1955 passed away February 12 2020 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Family service Wednesday February 19 at 6-8pm ACC Uniting Church Sunnybank, corner of Hellawell Rd and Hillcrest St with light refreshments afterwards. His body will depart Australia on Friday February 21 transit NZ then final resting place in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Main contacts are Papa Stewart Kaiaruna 0450093572 and Apaipora Strickland 0430155918.

February 8
MITCHELL, Kimiora. Kimiora Ioane Mitchell. Sunrise September 19 1956 sunset February 4 2020 in Sydney, NSW, Australia. He was father, grandfather, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. Family service Friday February 14 2020 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, St Helens Park at 6.30pm followed by refreshments, katikati. Funeral service Saturday February 15 at 10am at 41A Karrabul Rd, St Helens Park, 2560 NSW. Followed by burial at the Camden Cemetery 201A Cawdor Rd, 2570 NSW.

February 8
ENOKA, Teokotai. Father, husband, brother, uncle and friend Teokotai Tuaputa Enoka AKA Tai Miria, in Auckland, New Zealand. Son of the late Tatia and Ngaitemate Miria. Also son of the late Oruru Toru Nakataura and Vaine (Mama Monica) Nakataura, currently residing in Melbourne, Victoria. Husband of Georgina Helen Miria and father of Rosemarie Tupopongi Miria and Nevaeh Enoka. Family service Wednesday February 12 2020 at Ponsonby Seventh Day Adventist Church at 7pm at 66 Mackelvie St, Ponsonby. Parking via Scanlan st, Ponsonby. Funeral service Thursday February 13 2020 at Ponsonby SDA Church at 11am followed by burial at Waikumete Cemetery, 4128 Great North Rd, Glen Eden. His body is currently at Ponsonby SDA Church where it will remain until burial. The family have requested that Friday and Saturday is restricted to immediate family only. From Sunday to Tuesday afternoon, extended family and friends are more than welcome to visit. For groups of more than 10 people, the family ask that they contact us before coming to visit. For further information, please contact Rosemarie Miria on 02102916121 or Akay Peyroux on 0212553638.

February 5
TAPETA, James. Father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend to many, James Tapeta, sunrise September 9 1963, sunset February 1 2020 in Queensland, Australia. Family service Thursday February 6 at 6pm, Reedy Creek Seventh Day Adventist Church, 7 Bridgman Drive, Reedy Creek Queensland 4227 Australia. Funeral service at the church at 10am Friday February 7 followed by burial at Allambe Memorial Park, 129 Nerang Broadbeach Road, Nerang QLD 4211 Australia.

January 23
MAEVA, Norman Tauaroa. Norman Tauaroa Maeva passed away peacefully on Wednesday 22 January 22 in Auckland, New Zealand. His body will be ready to be seen on Friday January 24 at home 6 Chingford Close, Mangere. Beloved son of the late Norman and Tuarau Maeva, husband of Mary Helen (Nana), father of Nina, Tua and Ants, brother of Ruta, Paul, Anna, Tua, John, Aroha, Faye, Spud (Steven), Paula and Ngaori, grandfather of Kimi, Demetrius and Alexi, cousin and a friend to many. His funeral service will be held at home 6 Chingford Close in Mangere at 11am Tuesday January 28, followed by cremation at Mangere Lawn Cemetery. All communications to Nina Katsotis 021425051 Tua Maeva 02108248472.

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Revised: February 15 2020