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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: May 7 2021

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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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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Bereavement notices

May 7
TEAIA, Tamarua.

Tamarua (Tammy) Teaia passed away on May 7 in Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand. His body will be returned to his home at 54 Herewini Street, Titahi Bay tomorrow afternoon at 4.30pm. Family only when Papa Tamarua arrives home. The family have opened it out to all who wish to visit Papa Tamarua at his home from Saturday May 8 2021 until Monday May 10 2021, between the hours of 10am - 6pm and Tuesday May 11 2021 between 10am - 4pm. We ask that on Tuesday after 4pm that everyone please make their way to PIC Church as the family would have that time to prepare for his family service at 6pm. Family service on Tuesday May 11 2021 at 6pm at PIC Church, Christ The King, Cannons Creek. Funeral service Wednesday May 12 2021 at 11am at PIC Church, Christ The King - Cannons Creek If you wish to make a booking to visit Papa Tamarua at his home please call Mem Hosking - 02102824494 Paula Uritaua - 0225027123.

May 1
HENRY, Teau.

Teau Henry passed away in Mt Druitt, NSW, Australia. He was eldest son of Mrs Louise Henry and the late Mr Ruariki Henry. Teau is followed by his siblings Teavii Marsters and Vaike Henry. Teau was also the loving husband of Josian Marsters Henry and loving father to Janiell, Juranice and Miimetua (god-daughter). Family service 6pm Monday May 3 2021, at Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 55 Hythe St, Mt Druitt Funeral service 1pm Tuesday May 4 2021 Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 55 Hythe St, Mt Druitt followed by burial at 3pm, Pine Grove Memorial Park, Kington St, Minchinbury Further queries can be directed to myself (0450 903 228) or Henry Carfax-Foster (0414 413 627).

April 29
JOHN, Kaiata.

Sunrise September 8 1968, sunset April 26 2021. Passed away in Auckland, New Zealand. Beloved sister, mother, grandmother, auntie, niece, cousin, and loving friend Kaiata Umaki John. Beloved daughter of the late Tutai-O-Rata John (mother) and late Turangatai Toparea also known as Umaki John (father). Cherished partner of Monga Monga, loved sister of Tungane, Nia, Moeau, Tearii, Umaki Jr, Clerk, late Teokotai, Tereora and Metua. Birth mother of Kopuariki Turangatai Mau and Turangatai Turangatai, and devoted mother of Mata Monga and the late Anthony Monga . Her body will be lying at the Lagoon View Funeral Services at 3 Korma Lane, Panmure. For more information or to make a group booking or to visit, please contact Tungane Nooroa at 027 429 8626. Family service on Sunday May 2 2021, 6pm at the Lagoon Funeral Services. Burial service: on Monday May 3 2021, 11am at the Lagoon Funeral Services. Burial on Monday May 3 2021, 1.30pm at Manukau Memorial Gardens, Papatoetoe.

April 25

Papa, dad, son, uncle and Bbrother Tupou Faitika Teokotai also known to many as Aporo John. passed away peacefully this morning April 25 2021 in Auckland, New Zealand. > Sunrise July 17 1947, sunset 25 April 25 2021. Beloved son of Haumata John and Teokotai John Williams. Beloved husband of Mata Teokotai. Family service Thursday April 29 at 6pm, Glen Innes SDA Church, 118 Apirana Avenue, Glen Innes, Auckland, followed by light refreshments. Burial service Friday April 30 at 11am, Glen Innes SDA Church, 118 Apirana Avenue, Glen Innes, Auckland. After, his body will be taken to Manukau Memorial Gardens 361 Puhinui Road, Papatoetoe, Auckland laid to rest. Please direct all communications to John Marsters 021 050 7022 Iva Tokoa 0211 183 387.

April 23
HENRY, Aurora.

Aurora Monique Henry passed away April 21 2021 in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Following are the details for the funeral proceedings of Aunty Aurora. Her body was taken to Te Aranga Marae in Flaxmere where it will lie until her final service. Friday 23 April 2021. 6pm family service, Poroporoaki Saturday 24 2021 10.30am. This will be followed by a final committal at the Hastings Crematorium. If you wish to pass on your condolences please feel free to message Uncle Urirau Henry on Facebook as well as call or text him on 022 647 8720.

April 13
TAMARIKI, Jennifer.

Jennifer Taumata-I-Te-Ra Tamariki aged 63 passed away Tuesday April 6 2021 at Tauranga Hospital. Tauranga, New Zealand. Much loved and eldest daughter of Naku Enua Snr (deceased) and Te Vaerua Tamariki (deceased). Cherished mum of Cleo, Nakuiti and Natalie, mother-in-law to Diane, nanna to Jaylen, Kendall, Caira, Tamzyn-Rose, Cleo Jnr and Sonny Jnr and great-grandma to Elijah, Austin and Chia. Loved sister of Teokotai, Naku Jnr (deceased), Linda, Henry, Kaveriri, Queenie and Louisa and sister-in-law to Faye, Jules, Arona, Robyn, Julie, Brad, Jacob, Gael and Pania. Aunty Jen, to so many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Thursday April 15 2021 at 11am at the Rosetown Funeral Home, 262 Ohaupo Road, Te Awamutu. To reach the Tamariki family please contact Tai Tamariki, mobile; 027 7744824.

April 10
DIXON, Pokoina.

Pokoina Tekii Ngariki Dixon. Sunrise August 19 1961 sunset April 10 2021, in Auckland, New Zealand. SUNSET 10-04-2021 Daughter of Mataio Ngariki and the late Tau Ngariki. Wife of Perry Dixon, mother of Andrew, Perry Jnr, Steven, Aroha, Jessie and the late Tineal Dixon. Sister of Pani, Barbie, Tutai, Mere, Kathy, Kaianu, Matangaro, Sam and the late Parei Tekii and a cherished loved mother-in-law, sister-in-law and daughter-in-law to both sides of the families. Her body will be coming home on April 11 at 12pm to 36 Poutini Place, Manurewa until Thursday April 15. Her body will then be taken at 8.30am to its final resting place next to her daughter for burial at 12pm at Paritu Urupa (Pahou), Liddell Road, Opoutere, Whangamata. Contact Pani Ngariki 0277878388.

April 6
TEREKIA, Tereapii.

Loving partner of Tauturu Tuara George, mother of Richard Terekia who passed away peacefully at 1:14am on April 4 2021 at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand, this morning. She was the daughter of the late Ngametuakore (Tati) and Vaine Parani Katuke Terekia and sister of Mere, Nari, Pauline, Richard, Ngaoa, Tane, Ngametua, Mary (Meme). Sunrise December 13 1962. Sunset April 4 2021. Thursday April 8 2021 at 9am the family will be going to Haven Falls Funeral Service to say final goodbyes and bring her body back to the residence of her brother Tane Terekia. Family service will also be held on Thursday April 8 2021 at her brother's residence Tane Terekia at 19 Hyde Street, Manurewa East at 5.30pm. Last service will be held on Friday April 9 2021 at 19 Hyde Street, Manurewa East at 10am then her body will be taken to her resting place at Manukau Cemetery. After the burial there will be light refreshments at the residence of Tane Terekia, 19 Hyde Street, Manurewa East. For further information please contact Tane Terekia 02102759909 Rachael Tuaeu 021084392 Matakeu Terekia 0212610260.

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Revised: May 1 2021