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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: May 21 2018

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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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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May 21
WEIJERMARS, Naomi. N<é>e Monga aka Aunty Nana. Sunrise February 6 1951 sunset May 20 2018. Mother, grandmother, sister, aunty, cousin and friend passed away peacefully in the early hours of Sunday morning May 20 at the Totara Hospice, Auckland, New Zealand, surrounded by her family. Further details of her family service and funeral arrangements will be confirmed shortly. Please contact Eikura Amoa on 02108087214 or Aukino Monga on 02108217821 for visitation.

May 18
PITA, Teinakore. Passed away on Monday May 14 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand. His body will be held at home at 41b Warspite Avenue, Cannons Creek. Family service on Sunday May 20 5pm-7pm held at 6 Norris St, City Centre Porirua. Cremation on Monday May 21 at 10am. All family and friends are more then welcome to join us at this time.

May 12
BATES, Manatu. Passed away on Rarotonga, brother, uncle and dearly loved father who was affectionately known by everyone as "Rastamon" or "Mon" on Friday May 11 2018 after a long battle with illness. His body is now at his home in Rangiura, Nikao and will be laid to rest on May 12 2018 at 10 am, which followed light refreshments. Mon is survived by his children and partner Nola. For more information please call Rangi Tairi on 53547.

May 10
DEAN, John. John Katangi Dean born April 15 1960 passed away in Auckland, New Zealand, on May 9 2018. His body will be at home at 6 Cameo Court Road, Mangere from Thursday May 10. All are welcome to come and pay their respects. A Pure Ngutuare will be held at 6pm. On Friday May 11 at 11am also at Cameo Court Roa, Mangere, we will have John’s final farewell service and then to Mangere Lawns to be cremated. All enquiries to Ria Fidow 02102917228 or Nga Smyth 02108350061.

May 9
TIAITI, Kemkisa Tata. Passed peacefully on Wednesday May 9 2018 at the age of 83 in Auckland, New Zealand. A devoted wife,Tata will be forever remembered by her loving husband and best friend Mata Tiaiti and by her brothers and late sister and extended family and friends. Family prayer service on Thursday May 10 at 6pm at Ligaliga Funeral Parlour in Canning Crescent off Mascot Road, Mangere, Auckland. Funeral service Friday May 11 at 10am at Ligaliga Funeral Parlour then to Mangere Lawn Cemetery. For those wishing to pay their respects before the funeral, Tata's is lying iat the Ligaliga Funeral Parlour where you can visit from Thursday May 10 10am onwards.

May 5
BENIONI, Vaevae.

Matriarch, ina, aunty, queen Vaevae Aratangi Benioni sadly took her last breath on the morning of May 3 2018 in Tokoroa, New Zealand. Her body is currently in Tokoroa, upstairs at St Luke's PIC Church until 4pm Tuesday May 8 for those who would like to visit and pay their respects. Family service 5pm Tuesday May 8 St Luke's PIC Church, Tokoroa on the Corner of Maraetai Rd and Kelso St. Funeral service at 11am Wednesday May 9 LDS Church, Tokoroa, on the Corner of Arthur St and Duke St. Please direct all inquiries to Andrew Wiapo on 0276267180.

May 1
NGA, Metua. Metua (Mitch) Paitai Nga passed away on Thursday April 2018 at Auckland Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. He was husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and cousin, He was the son of Rau and the late Miriama Nga (née Vakatini). Family service at 6:30pm on Wednesday May 2 2018 at South Auckland Funeral Services, 553 Great South Road, Otahuhu. On Friday May 4 2018 his body will be returned to Rarotonga where he will be laid to rest. For any queries, please contact: Marthalina Nga - Mob: 0210755376, Mrs Puapii Turepu-Utia - Mob: 0275833319.

April 28
MIRO, Aue Tamariki. Passed away in Auckland, New Zealand on April 25 after a short illness. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mama – Aue Tamariki Miro. Who passed away on the 25 April 2018 after a short illness in Auckland. Her body is lying in state 1 Mikasa Place, Mangere. Family service at 6pm on Sunday April 29 at the Atiu Hall in Mangere. On Wednesday May 2 our she will depart for the Cook Islands to her final resting place with Papa in Mitiaro. All communications to Sita on 02102781522.

April 26
PUTAI, Tautateopu. His body will arrive at the Pukapuka Hall, 23 Canning Crescent, Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand on Friday April 27 at 2pm. Family service at the same venue Sunday April 29 at 7pm. Funeral servivce Newtown P.I.P.C  2 Edinburgh Street, Auckland central, at 11am on Monday April 30 2018 then to his final resting place at the Mangere Lawn Cemetery. Contact Junior aka;Jay Putai 02102670478, or Aunty Tutana Pumati Tuaeu 02108172113 or 2811279.

April 23
MARSTERS, Nelly. Née Mairaro Pi. Passed away peacefully on Friday April 20 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand aged 78. Dearly loved wife of William Marsters. Loved and missed by all her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, extended family and friends in New Zealand, Cook Islands, Australia and around the world. A service and thanksgiving dinner for family and friends will be held at 4pm Tuesday April 24 at Manukau City Baptist Church, 9 Lambie Drive Manukau. Following this the casket will be transported to Aitutaki and laid to rest. Contacts June 0272931090, Barry 0210507848.

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