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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: March 21 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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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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March 21
WAEREA, Moeroa O Eliaba Orometua Ki Rarotonga. Peacefully taken on March 19 2020, at her home in Whanganui, New Zealand, surrounded by all her loved ones. Beloved wife of James Waerea. Cherished mother of Mereana, TeKura, Thomas, Tetupuorongo, Moeroa Jnr, Aroha, Ngametua, Charlie, and Danny. Loved Nanny of 37 Mokopuna, 2 Mok Mok's, and youngest of seven siblings. Moeroa's funeral service will be held at her home, 186 Puriri Street, Whanganui on Monday March 23 2020, at 11am, followed by burial at the Aramoho Lawn Cemetery, McNeill Street, Whanganui.

March 18
BOAZA, Tekura-Ai-Moana. Passed away in Auckland, New Zealand. Née Marion Nooroa Raveora. Wife of Tutai Boaza. Mother of Tutai, Martha, Tuainekore o Tupuna, Maioroa and Talia. Son daughters-in-laws Samuel, Stephanie, Tekura Ai Moana, Larissa. A devoted grandmother to her mokomokos she will be sadly missed by her siblings, nieces and nephews, her in-laws and her many friends. Her body will be coming home for the last time on Sunday March 22 at 4pm followed by a family pure at 5pm. Sunrise 25 November 25 1957. Sunset March 17 2020. Family Service: Wednesday March 5, Atiu Hall, 7 Atiu Place, Mangere, 6pm start followed by light refreshments. Thursday March 26 her last prayer service to be held at Atiu Hall, 11am, followed by Manukau Memorial Gardens, 361 Puhinui Rd, Papatoetoe. Please join the family afterwards at the Atiu Hall for refreshments. For bookings and information please contact Matangaro Taruia on: 0226895891 Massey Homeline: 092709684.

March 16
LANGFORD, Hakirere. The Langford, Pukerua and Dean families are sad to announce that their dearly beloved Hakirere Enoka Langford passed away on March 16 in Upper Hutt, New Zealand. Mama Aki was born and raised in Manihiki. She was the daughter of Enoka Dean and Kamou Pukerua. Funeral is Thursday March 19 at 10am at Orongomai Marae, Railway Ave, Upper Hutt, followed by burial at Akatarawa Cemetery. For more information you can phone her son Fred 0272854126. If you wish to send flowers 45 Miro Street, Upper Hutt.

March 12
FRAMHEIN, William. Dear husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, Papa and friend William Teariki Mataki Framhein known as Taki or Bill, passed at Rarotonga Hospital on 11 March 11 2020, aged 77. His funeral service and burial will be at his home in Pokoinu, Nikao on Saturday March 14 beginning at 12 noon. For more information please contact: Rachel Metuangaro: +682 74295

March 7
KATA, Naomi March 8 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. Mama Naomi's body will be at home Tuesday March 10 to Thursday March 12 2020. All are welcome to come and spend time with Mama and family. Address 4 Mervan St, Mangere, Auckland. Family service 6.30pm March 13 at Manihiki Hall, Community Centre, 42 Lovegrove Crescent, Otara. It will be a family fun night to celebrate Mama's life (at her request a time of family connecting and re-connecting) filled with love, laughter, fellowship, singing and dancing, floor will be open to all who want to share their memories of Mama. Light supper provided. Funeral service Saturday March 14. St John's the Evangelist Catholic Church, 14b Otara Road, Otara. 10.00am - 11.00am. Followed by burial at Manukau Cemetery Memorial Gardens, 361 Puhinui Road, Papatoetoe - C Area Mixed, Row I Plot 017. Light refreshment to follow back at the Manihiki Hall Community Centre.

February 27
TAURA, Terepai. Terepai o Teina Taura passed away February 27 2020 at his home in Auckland, New Zealand, surrounded by his family. He was patriarch, father, Papa,Uncle, brother and friend. Family service Thursday March 5 2020, 6pm at St John's Presbyterian Church, Hunters Corner. Funeral service Friday March 6 2020, 11am at St John's Presbyterian Church, Hunters Corner followed by burial at Manukau Memorial Gardens(sec 3, row G, plot 33). His body will lie at 33 Ferguson Road, Otara from Monday March 2 (visiting times 2pm-4pm and 6.30pm-8.30pm) please direct all communications to the following: Anna Tangatatakere 027 635 8630 / 09.274 8632 Mata Taura 021 292 2076 / 09.274 6832.

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Revised: March 21 2020