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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: October 24 2016

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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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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October 24 2016
TAIKOKO, Matakeu Ani. Née Mataiti. In Auckland, New Zealand. Daughter of the late Noo and Taiono Mataiti. Mata willl be missed by her husband Taikoko Palmer Taikoko. Mother of Samuel Stephens, Taiono Stephens, Lorenzo Benior Leon Taikoko, Matilda Vaevae, Ashley Taikoko, Tapita Taikoko. Loving sister and sister-in-law of Kimiora Higginson, Tuapo and Line, Putoko and Noo Mataiti, Maria and Koi Orika, Ruamoana and Vaevae Vaevae, Purotu and Ra Raveora, Teara and Toora Mataiti, Pastor Noo Mataiti Jnr and Teremoana, Rere and Loretta, Elani Mataiti, Marama and Malena Poa-Simona. Dearly missed by her many nephews & nieces, cousins, friends and extended families. Mata's body be at home until Wednesday October 26 at 41 Caspar Road, Papatoetoe. Family service Wednesday October 26 2016 at 7pm at Otara Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 86 Bairds Road, Otara. Friday morning October 28 2016 Mata's family with take her body back home to Aitutaki where she will be laid to rest. For more information or enquiries please contact Maria Rose Joseph on 0211630412 or Teara Mataiti on 0211785929.

October 22 2016
GREEN, Edwina Julia. Sadly passed away on Wednesday morning, October 19 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. Edwina was born on December 28 1962. She was the fourth child of Mrs Moeroa Green and the late Mr Edward Green, sibling of Moutouri, Joel, John (Akamea), Margaret, Edward and Susan. Mother of Evelyn, Sharena, Ashley, Eddie, Joran, Jordan, Lee and Moutouri (Mou). Funeral service Tuesday October 25 2016 at 18 Allan Road, Grey Lynn. Burial will follow at North Shore Memorial, 235 Schnapper Rock Road, North Harbour. Light refreshments will be back at the home. For more information, contact Susan on 0212559266.

October 16 2016
LEEF-DANIEL, Dion. The families wish to announce the sad passing of our brother and son. Son of John Leef and Miriama Daniel-Utika-Woodhouse. Proud son of Ngapuhi Ngati Whatua and Rarotonga/Aitutaki. Dion slept peacefully yesterday at the Auckland Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. He was 45. Dion's body will be lying at Ruapotaka marae 106 Line Road, Glen Innes, Auckland, New Zealand (behind the library) on Tuesday October 18. Funeral service Wednesday October 19 2016 followed by private cremation as per his wishes.

October 13 2016
TAUTOROARIKI, Marama. Also known as Mama Rotui. Died in Auckland, New Zealand. Family service 6pm Sunday October 16 at Otahuhu's St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Station Road, Otahuhu. Funeral service 11am Monday October 17 at the same venue followed by burial.

October 9 2016
GLASSIE, Tohoa. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dearest beloved, Tohoa Teitinga Glassie, on Sunday October 9 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. A mother, sister, daughter, friend, wife and child of God. Family service Thursday October 13 2016 at 7pm at Grace International Church, 77 Line Road, Glen Innes, Auckland. Funeral service Friday October 14 2016 at 11am at the same venue followed by burial at 85 McKenzie Road, Mangere, Auckland.

October 8 2016
NGAMETUA-UNE, Teokotai. Sunrise December 11 1992 - Sunset October 5 2016. It is with sadness that we announce the passing in Wellington, New Zealand, of our son, father, brother, cousin, uncle Teokotai Benjamin Ngametua-Une aged 23. Only child of Vaikaara Ngametua-Une (aka Ua) and son of Arumetua Teaurima. Adored partner of Hele and devoted father to his daughter Jayda. Family service Sunday October 9 2016 at 6pm at Ninness Funeral Home, Kenepuru Drive, Porirua. Farewell service at the same venue Monday October 10 2016 at 10am.

October 6 2016
PETERO, George. Passed away aged 78 on Wednesday October 5 at Auckland Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand, surrounded by loved ones. He was the eldest of 16 children to the late Teremoana Tutaeeva Petero (Papa Tikita) and Mama Arii Cecil Atai. Family service Sunday October 9 5pm at Morrison Funeral Directors, 220 Universal Drive, off Lincoln Road, Henderson. Funeral service at same venue Monday October 10 at 10am followed by cremation. His body will be at 25 Holmes Drive, off Oriel Avenue, West Harbour, Auckland for all other proceedings. Contact person iMrs Tutai Atai-Tiaiti on 021-02253954.

October 2 2016
POKURA, Nukutau. Wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandma passed away at 8.45pm surrounded by her family on Sunday October 2 in her home in Langiola, Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand. Her burial details will be confirmed and announced at a later date and time. For further information please call home +64 9 275 9983 or mobile 021 497 772.

September 28 2016
STRICKLAND-OPINI, Paniau.. Passed away in Auckland, New Zealand on September 26 2016. Beloved wife of Patrick Opini and daughter of Nootu and Rio Strickland. Her body is at Ponsonby Seventh Day Adventist Church, 66 MacKelvie St, Ponsonby until Friday September 30. Family service at Ponsonby Seventh Day Adventist church on Sunday October 2 at 7pm. Funeral service at the church at 11am Monday October 3 followed by a private cremation. Please contact Eseta Semisi on 02108276754 to visit.

September 25 2016
TAMAMASUI, Pena Snr. Beloved husband of Ruru Tuake Tamamasui, Pena's body is lying in at his home 1 Brunswick Rise, Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand. Family service at the Cook Islands Seventh Day Adventist Church, 15 Birmingham Road East Tamaki at 6pm on ThursdaySeptember 29 2016. Funeral service at Ferguson Intermediate School Hall, Ferguson Road, Otara on Friday September 30 2016 at 10am. All communications to his daughter Ruru Tamamasui 02108184641 or daughter-in-law Melissa Tamamasui or Ruru Tuake Tamamasui 0272867622.

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Revised: October 24 2016