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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: July 6 2015

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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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 6 2015
MARONA, Pare Aria. Sunrise January 18 1946 - sunset June 30 2015. A loving husband to Henrica and the late Sophronia (née Echo). A loving father of HaeLey MaRona, Petrina Denise Marona, Pare and Maria. Grandfather of Herrmann, Pitone, Kymani, Sophia, and Wilhem Kautai. Much adored brother and uncle to all his family in Rarotonga, Hawaii, New Zealand, and Las Vegas, Nevada. His body will be laid to rest in Las Vegas. Memorial service for our dear uncle on July 7 2015 at the Pacific Islands Presbyterian Church, 3 Edinburgh St, Newton, off Karangahape Rd, Auckland, New Zealand at 7pm.

July 3 2015
ULFSBY,Teremoana Inuau. Auckland, New Zealand. Daughter of Mama Taia and Alf Ulfsby, granddaughter of Teinakitama and Tihaupepe. Fangai by Papa Apolorahi and Mama Metuakore. Born April 26 1934 (81 years) in Rakahanga. Her body will be returning home to 11 Townley place Saturday July 4 around midday and will remain there until Monday July 6. Family service Monday July 6, 6pm at East Tamaki Cook Islands Christian Church followed by an apare and kapu ti at 7p to 8pm at the Manihiki Hall in Otara. Her body will remain in the morgue on Tuesday to prepare for her flight to Rarotonga on Wednesday July 8 before catching the boat to Rakahanga where she will be laid to rest.

July 1 2015
BENNION, Tearikiarutuma. September 20 1958 to June 29 2015, in Perth, Western Australia, aged 57. Adored father, papa, brother, uncle and friend. He was the eighth child of 13 children of the late Terae Jacob Bennion and the late Lucy Tutai Teina Drollet Bennion. Big Rick's body will be returning home to Tokoroa New Zealand. Perth family service: Richard & Robyn residence, 2 Woodspring Trail, Canning Vale, Friday July 3 7pm. Contact: Tepuiariki Malietoa Daniels. Sydney family service: Rangi Benioni-Kamire residence, 10 Tuncoee Road, Villawood Thursday July 2 6pm Contact: Arona Henry.

June 29 2015
NGAERUAITI, Tai. Passed away peacefully June 25 2015 at the West Auckland Hospice, Te Atatu, Auckland. New Zealand. Loved son of Tere Evangelia and Ngametua Ngaeruaiti, a loved brother to his brothers and sisters and family, God bless you brother. Family service at the Mangere SDA Church 686 Massey Road on Thursday July 2 2015 at 7pm. Funeral service at the above church Friday July 3 2015 at 11am followed by burial at Waikumete Cemetery. All communications to Mr Kiri Ngaeruaiti Mob: 021 082 68 180 or Ph: 09 832 9929.

June 28 2015
STEWART, Tutai. (Tui). Née Koti. Of Aitutaki and Masterton, passed gently and serenely on Thursday June 25 2015, in Masterton, New Zealand, aged 83. Dearly loved wife of the late Donald Stewart. Cherished and much loved, dearest friend and companion of Helen and Bill and whanau. Service to celebrate Tui's life in Wairarapa Funeral Services chapel, 35 Lincoln Road, Masterton, on Tuesday June 30 2015 at 1pm, followed by cremation. All messages to Namana Whanau, 99 Kuripuni Street, Masterton.

June 24 2015

VAEAU TOKORANGI, Tapaeru Ngamata. Peacefully passed away in Wellington Hospital, Wellington, New Zealand on Monday June 22 2015. Dearly loved brother, uncle and friend to many.Damily service 6pm Thursday June 25 2015 at the Pacific Islands Presbyterian Church, cnr Constable and Daniell Streets, Newtown. Funeral service 11am Friday June 26 2015 at the same church. His final resting place will be at Whenua Tapu Cemetery, Porirua.

June 23 2015
KAIRAE, Akekaro Chapman Maruariki. It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunty and friend on June 22 2015 at Hillcrest Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. Ake, who passed away after a long illness was surrounded by her loving family. Ake's body will be returned to her birthplace, Mauke Island (Akatokamanava) on Saturday June 27in the morning on flight NZ 61. After a requiem mass in Rarotonga her body will be returned to Mauke the following day. Ake is survived by her five children, two adopted children, 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Deepest gratitude of the immediate family goes to our cousins Mana and Kirei Tua and family who watched over Mum in New Zealand. A rosary will be held at South Auckland Funeral Services, 553 Great South Road, Otahuhu, Auckland on Wednesday June 24 at 5pm. All are welcome. For more information please ring these Auckland phone nos. Ph: 2706209 or 0275303380 or Rarotonga: 00682-26608/ This message from her children Jean, Poko, Peter, Mata, Terence, Alan and Richard. Akatokamanava noku e (Akotokamanava mine).

June 22 2015
RINGIAO, Pare. It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of our beautiful mum and Vouvou, Mama Pare in Wellington, New Zealand, on Thursday June 18 aged 84. She was the loving daughter of Merry Stringer and Tetava Ariki. Sister to 14 brothers and sisters. Loving Mum to Rongo, Charlie, Mata and Richard, Willie and Avalaon, Mary and Allan, Robert and the best and funniest Vouvou to all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family service at 6pm Wednesday June 24 at the Pacific Islands Presbyterian Church, cnr Constable and Daniell Streets, Newtown. Funeral at 11am Thursday June 25 at the address above.

June 18 2015
TUAITI, Teokotai, (Tai). Suddenly on June 18 2015 in Tokoroa, New Zealand, aged 56. Adored husband and soulmate of Angeline. Cherished father of Tai, Ngarangi and Jeremiah, Charlie, Ruth and William, Joseph and Michael. Loved Papa of Ashleigh, Lance, Natalie, Charlotte, Rachael and Joshua. Loved son of the late Teureuaa and Vaine Tuaiti, and son-in-law of Charlie and Veronica Tiatoa. A loved brother, brother-in-law, uncle and a friend to many. A service for Tai will be held at the Activate Church, Thompson Street, Tokoroa, on Monday June 22 2015 at 11am followed by a burial at the Tokoroa Lawn Cemetery. All communications to Jim 0273196811.

June 17 2015
DASHWOOD, Penui. It is with much sadness that we announce the passing in Cambridge, New Zealand, of Penui Dashwood, son of Anua (Patia) and Norman Abbott. Son of the late Vahua Roger Dashwood. Brother of the late Raukau Dashwood, Aurther, Moiroa, Lillian, Rodger and Tommy. March 5 1959 to June 14 2015. Husband of Diane, father of William and Damian, grandfather of three beautiful mokos. Family service at 13 Bracken Street, Cambridge at 6pm June 18 2015.. On Friday June 19 2015 at 11am (13 Bracken Street) we will say our farewells to Penui.

June 9 2015
ENOKA, Ngatokorua. It is with great sadness that we inform you family and friends that our Papa Ngatokorua Enoka (Papa Nga) has gone to be with the Lord this early morning 6:30am 9 June 2015 in Porirua, New Zealand, aged 83. Much loved Dad/Papa by all his family and friends. Family service at Victory Church, 4 Hall Road, Kenepuru, Porirua, on Sunday June 14 at 6pm. His body will be returned to Rarotonga on Tuesday June 16 to be laid next to his beloved wife the late Teariivaine 'Mau Tau' Enoka. His body is lying at the Victory Church marae. For messages call 0276899514.

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Revised: July 6 2015