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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: July 21 2017

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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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 2017
SAMUELA, Tera. Dearly beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin and nephew passed away on July 19 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. His body will be laying at his home in Avondale, 3/32 Community Lane, Avondale, Auckland. Best entrance to his place is behind the Avondale Library where there is parking available. His body will arrive home on Sunday July 23 at about midday and will lie here until Tuesday July 25. Family service at the New Lynn Congregational Church on Tuesday the July 25 at 6pm. His body will be flown to Rarotonga on Wednesday July 26. For more Information and communications please contact Maine Samuel on 0223057803.

July 20 2017
CECIL, Elizabeth Taaroa. In Auckland, New Zealand. Sunrise June 25 1960, sunset July 18 2017. Rest in love our daughter/mum/aunty/nana/sister we all love you, no more pain my aunty it is your time to rest with all our loved ones in paradise. To those who would like to pay their respects, Aunty's body is at 4 Melleray Place, Manurewa. Family service Saturday July 22 at the Anglican Church, Mason Rd, Otahuhu, at 5pm. Funeral service Monday July 24 at the Anglican Church 11am followed by burial at the Manukau Memorial Gardens.

July 13 2017
TUAPOU, Matangaro-O-Tearoi. OnJuly 12 2017 peacefully at his home in Tokoroa, New Zealand, aged 76. Beloved husband of Viriama. Much loved father to 14 children and their partners, Papa to all his many grand and great-grandchildren. A loved brother to all his brothers and sisters. Family service at the PIPC Church, Cnr Kelso Street and Maraetai Road, Tokoroa on Sunday the July 16 2017 at 5pm. Funeral service at the above church on Monday July 17 2017 at 11am. followed by burial at the Tokoroa Cemetery. Communications to Mata on 0277334122.

July 10 2017
AHSIN, Ahsin. Our brother Ahsin Teokotai Ahsin passed away on July 9 2017 at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. His body will lie at 86 Bairds Road, Otara, Seventh Day Adventist Church on Tuesday July 11. Family service at Otara Seventh Day Adventist church at 6pm Wednesday July 12. Burial service on Thursday July 13 at 11am then at Manukau Memorial cemetery. For more information ring sister Tapu Kiria on 021614206 home line 09273-4901.

July 8 2017
WILLIAM, Temehau. We regret to announce the sudden passing of our dear beloved mother/grandmother/great-grandmother/aunty/sister and a beautiful wife to papa William William. She passed away peacefully on Friday July 7 2017 at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand, surrounded by her loving family. Her body will be returned home on Monday July 10 at 10am and will be at her home 33 Nola Crescent Otara. Funeral service has not been confirmed yet. For further information please contact myself Janet on mobile 0212509444 or contact William William resident on (09)9632823

July 6 2017
KIIKORO, Tuhe Okirua. Aka Ingoa. Dear sister, aunty, niece, granddaughter and friend. Sadly passed away on Tuesday morning July 4 2017 aged 51, in Auckland, New Zealand. Precious daughter of the late Mrs Tuhe Kiikoro and Mr Kaoki Kiikoro aka Tekapua. Beloved granddaughter of the late Mama Metua Mareta Tione Mahuta and Papa Tione Mahuta. Funeral service Tuesday July 11 2017 at 11am at the Manihiki Hall, 42 Lovegrove Crescent, Otara followed by cremation at the Mangere Cemetery Crematorium. Her body will be lying at her sister's residence Mata Kiikoro at 21 Lorien Place, East Tamaki, off Kerwyn Ave from Thursday July 6 to Tuesday morning July 11. All communications to Mata Kiikoro on 02108356103 and Tina Ahsin on 0277072003.

July 3 2017
TAPORA, Tupou Vaine Tuangane Puti Jubilee. Passed away in Auckland, New Zealand, on Friday June 30 2017. Dear beloved mother/grandmother/aunty, niece and daughter. Her body will lie at 12 Seymour Avenue, Papatoetoe, Auckland from Wednesday July 5 after 6pm and will be taken to 42 Lovegrove Crescent, Otara, Manihiki Hall on Friday July 7 between 10am and 10.45 for a funeral service at 11am followed by burial service at the Manukau Memorial Gardens or Papatoetoe Cemetery to be laid to rest with her father and brother. For further enquiries, booking visits please contact Jane Rairi Matangi 0212072454 or Ina Matua 0212349438.

July 2 2017
PAREANGA, Ritua Maria. Passed at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand, on Saturday July 1 surrounded by her loved ones. Beloved daughter of the late Teokotai Pareanga (Para) and the late Teremoana (Maara) Pareanga nee Tutangata. Loved sister to Terangi(deceased), Tuaine, Naomi(deceased), Ngateina, Taime, Materua, Peka(deceased), Tangiiau(deceased), Teokotai(deceased), Vainetutai(deceased), Rosa(deceased), Nooroa(deceased) and Terangi. Dearly loved mother to Ieremia and Ripeni, Teokotai and Helen and Taime and Samantha. Cherished grandmother of Denzel, Xavier and Isabel. Mama Ritua will be sadly missed by all her friends and families Her body will lie at the Polynesian Centre from Tuesday afternoon this week. Family service on Thursday July 6 at 7pm also at the Polynesian Centre. Funeral service will commence on Friday at St Therese Catholic Church at 1pm then burial service to follow at the Manukau Memorial Gardens All communications to Helen Hagai on 021 754 155.

June 20 2017
JOSEPH, Ngatungane Tokorua. (Ngane). December 1 1961 - June 23 2017 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our much loved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend who Ngatungane sadly passed away at 11pm FridayJune 23 2017, surrounded by her loving family in Melbourne, Australia. Family service: Thursday June 29 - 6pm, Nobel Park, Cook Islands CITC Church, Melbourne, Australia. Burial service:Friday June 30 at 10am Nobel Park, Cook Islands CITC Church, followed by burial at Springvale Cemetery.

June 20 2017
NEWPORT, Marina Dianne. Of Titahi Bay, New Zealand. Peacefully at Mary Potter Hospice on June 18 2017. Much loved by her sons Pomare, Kaitiaki and Neihana, her mother, Nooroa and her siblings Maurice, Tina and Alex. Adored Nanny of Shakwan, Dyani, Maia, Mikey and Lukas. Farewell will be held in the Ninness Funeral Home Chapel, 17 Kenepuru Drive, Porirua on Wednesday June 21 at 11am, thereafter to Whenua Tapu Cemetery, Airlie Road, Pukerua Bat. Messages to Newport Family, PO Box 50 347,Porirua 5240.

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Revised: July 21 2017