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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: July 21 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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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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July 21 2016
KAIVANANGA, Taua Moerua. Born March 17 1948, passed away peacefully at home in Auckland, New Zealand, July 19 2016 at 1.35pm. Loving husband of Tangiraroa and loving father of Mark, Margaret, Daisey, Tareta, Sherman and loving grandfather of 17 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Sadly missed by all his brothers, sisters and family in New Zealand, Australia and the Cook Islands. His body will be laid to rest at 26 Lavinia Crescent, Mangere East. Family service Sunday uly 24 2016 at Nazarene Church at 6pm (1 Killington Ave, Mangere). Funeral service Monday July 25 2016 at 11am at the Nazarene Church, followed by burial at Manukau Memorial Gardens. Contact Daisey 021-033-0818, Margaret 022-194-5622, Tuau 021-239-2381.

July 20 2016
McINTYRE, Robert. (Bob). On July 17 2016, in Auckland, New Zealand, aged 86. Loving husband of Maureen (Ngatamaine). A loving father and father-in-law of Janice and Alan, Robert and Maree, Dean, Mark and Christa. Paparuau of Terii, Ami, Daniel, Lacey, Angus, Mia, Joel, Tima, Nane, Asha and Ruby. Great-paparuau of Indi Numia and Willow Manea. Uncle of Jennifer and Michael Sedgley and also family in England, Australia and Rarotonga. Extended family of Ian and Tanya Baker, Diane Gillies and families. A service will be held in the Chapel of Manukau Memorial Gardens, 361 Puhinui Road, Papatoetoe on Friday July 22 at 2pm.

July 16 2016
RAEINA, Tapuira. Passed away Tuesday July 12 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. Family service Sunday July 17 from 6pm at the Ponsonby Seventh Day Adventist church, 66 Mckelvie St, Ponsonby. The family will be returning his body home to Rarotonga on Tuesday July 19. Anyone who wishes to visit as groups please call to book by contacting his son Tapps Jnr Raeina on (021) 227-4476.

July 13 2016
SADARAKA, Teokotai Bob. (Tai, Paka, Bob). Born July 19 1942, entered peacefully into the arms of our heavenly father on 10 July 10 2016 in Tokoroa, New Zealand, aged 73. Loved husband of the late Tahatahi 'Totsy'. Papa to the late Lareece Sarah Karaka. Cherished father of Bobby, William, Rititia, Bonnie, Ngeremetua and Michael. Beloved Papa of his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A final celebration service will be held at St Luke's Pacific Islands Community Church, Corner of Kelso Street and Maraetai Road, Tokoroa on Thursday July 14 2016 at 11am, followed by the burial.

July 12 2016
KAIRUA, Akeau. Born August 16 1933. Passed away peacefully at home in Auckland, New Zealand, on Saturday July 9 2016 aged 82. Papa's body will be lying at 86 Flat Bush Road Otara. Family service at the Manihiki Hall, Lovegrove Crescent Thursday July 14 at 6pm. Funeral service at the CICC Church, Dawson Road Otara on Saturday 1July 16 2016 at 10am followed by burial at the Manukau Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Puhinui Road Papatoetoe. All communications to Nga Kairua 021 02252309.

July 5 2016
NGATOKO, Upoko. Née Raukete). Sadly passed away on July 3 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand, joining her husband, the late Vainemaki Ngatoko in eternal life. Loving mother of Junior, David, Michael and Ngaupoko. Truly blessed Nana of many grand and greats. Daughter of Pio Elia and the late Raukete Elia. Family service Thursday July 7 2016 7pm at PIPC Buckland Road, Mangere. Funeral service Friday July 8 11am at the above church. Interment at the Mangere Lawn Cemetery. Contact Ph: 02102534975. 10 Watchfield Close, Mangere.

July 4 2016
TIRAA, Erena. Née Hosking. In Wellington, New Zealand. April 16 1928 - July 3 2016, aged 88. Daughter of the late Rupert Vivian and Vaevae Hosking. Dearly loved wife of the late Poki Tuakana Tiraa. Dearly beloved cherished beautiful mum and mother-in-law of Wendy and Veia, Arthur, the late Leona, Martin and Kaylee, Erena and Gerald, Tanya and Phil. Beloved Nana of Martin and Sera, Helena and Luke, Christian, Diana-Marie and Matt, Tremaine and Eteline, Arielle and Miki, Lionel and Aroha, Quentin and Jess, Ariki, Eliana, Kalani, Malia, Tasha, Danielle and Haize, Rhyanne and Edmund, Matthew and Betty, Kieran, Tai, Martishar, TeAria, Sanita, Shayna, Toko, Teora, Kyla, Vaughn, Draeton, George, Jada, Kiana, Maia, Israel, Ashton, Mason, Lorenzo, Elodie-Georgia, Abcedy, Juel, Ineia, Feo and Monu. Beloved sister of Marjorie and the late Bill, Christina, Naomi, Douglas, David, George, Alice, James and Archer. Dearly loved Aunty of her many nieces and nephews in New Zealand, Australia and the Cook Islands. Family service in the Church of Christ the King, 207 Champion Street, Porirua on Thursday July 7 2016 at 6pm. Funeral service in the same church on Friday July 8 2016, at 11am, thereafter interment at Whenua Tapu Cemetery, Airlie Road, Pukerua Bay.

July 4 2016
AKAVI, Atiroto Moana. Wellington, New Zealand. Our beautiful tavake flew home on July 1 2016, surrounded by loved ones. Beloved wife of the late Taunga Pere Upokokeu Akavi. Treasured mama, vouvou and sister of Dido Place, Porirua. For more information contact Nooroa on 027 266 1991. Family service in the Church of The Holy Family, 169 Mungavin Avenue, Porirua on Tuesday July 5 at 6pm. Requiem mass for Vouvou in the same church on Wednesday, July 6 at 11am, followed by interment at Whenua Tapu Cemetery, Airlie Road, Pukerua Bay.

July 2 2016
NGU, Tuainekore. (Aunty Ne). The children and families wish to give notice of the passing of our beloved Mum, Nana, Aunty, sister and friend in Auckland, New Zealand. All communications to 56 Clayton Avenue, Otara, phone 09 274 9481. Service and burial details to follow.

July 2 2016
MANAPOURI-HAURUA. Nooroa. Noo known to many as Nora passed away Wednesday June 29 2016 at Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia, surrounded by her family and children. Beloved wife of Enuake Haurua, eldest daughter of Tutai O Purea and Kavae Ngatokorima Manapori. Treasured sister of the late Ricks, Nooau and Junior , elder sister of Frances, Matamaru, Raui and Eve. Family service at 7pm on Thursday July 7 in Sydney at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 64 Pringle Rd, Plumpton- Herbersham. Noo's body will then fly to Aitutaki with her family where it will be laid to her final resting place at the family homestead.

June 23 2016
MOLLER, Bent Thomas. (Tom). August 20 1926 - June 20 2016, 89 years. Passed away peacefully at home in Auckland, New Zealand following a short illness. Adored husband of Upokoina (née Tuakana). Loved father of Mark, Jeffrey, Joy, Susan, Philip and Papa to Koko, Jye, Lily, Jenna, Benton and Aimee. A service for Tom will be held in the Manurewa Baptist Church, 9 Lupton Road, Manurewa today Friday June 24 at 1pm followed by burial at the Manukau Memorial Gardens, 361 Puhunui Road, Papatoetoe.

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Revised: July 21 2016