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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: March 25 2015

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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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 25 2015

TEAO, Kupa Uma. Peacefully on the March 23 2015 at Waikato hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand. Aged 82. Loving son of Papa Uma and Mama Pu of Nikaupara, Aitutaki. Biological son of the late Papa Teao Akamaru of Nikaupara, Aitutaki and the late Mama Pitaka Greig of Rakahanga. Devoted husband to Katai. Loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather to all his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family service at St Luke's Presbyterian Church, Corner Kelso Street and Maraetai Road, Tokoroa on Sunday March 29 at 5pm. Funeral service at the above church on Monday March 30 2015 at 11am followed by burial at Tokoroa Lawn Cemetery, Tokoroa.

March 20 2015

TUTERU, Toakataina. In Auckland, New Zealand. Her body lies at 195 Dawson Rd, Otara, Auckland, from Monday March 23. Family service Tuesday March 24 at Manihiki Hall, 42 Lovegrove Cresecent, Otara at 7pm followed by an apare. Her coffin will be closed about midday Wednesday March 23 as her body will be taken back to Rarotonga on Thursday March 26. Phone 092639234 or Sophia 0211496029.

March 18 2015

MATATUNOA, Rina. March 17 1941 - March 16 2015. In Auckland, New Zealand. Beloved daughter of the late Takeremarama and Tetini Ariki Tararo. Beloved mum of Tetauira (deceased), Sylvester (deceased), Engia, Maara and Rongo, also of her feeding children, Tai, Tapoki and Tava. A much loved nana, aunty, sister to so many who knew her. Sadly missed by her mokopunas and all the families in New Zealand, Akatokamanava, Rarotonga, Australia and around the globe. Mum's body is lying at her daughter Maara's home in Manurewa. Funeral service on Thursday March 19 at 7pm at home. Friday March 20, her last prayer service at St Anne's Catholic Church at 11am, then to her final resting place at Manukau Memorial Gardens, next to her son Sylvester.

March 18 2015

MURRAY, Emil Metua (Numangatini). After a long illness, passed away March 15 2015 Rarotonga. Much loved husband, father, papa and friend. Your long journey has come to an end. Time for the big sleep. Love you and miss you forever. Till we meet again. Family service Friday March 20 . Funeral service Saturday March 21 Rarotonga.

March 17 2015
KIMI, Koringo Rosa Tukurangi. Passed away at the age of 80 on Saturday March 14 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand, after a short illness. She is survived by her children Aporo, Richard, Teina, Sarah and David and her many grandchildren. She was loved by so many and will be sadly missed. Family service at the Church of the Nazarene, 1 Killington Crescent, Mangere, at 7pm Friday March 20 2015. Her body will then return home to Rarotonga for burial under her favorite breadfruit tree on her land. Please contact Teina, Sarah or Kura on 09 275 5108 for any further queries. Or you can contact Teina on 021 152 6441.

March 10 2015
PIO, Horan. Née Lockington. In loving memory of our vibrant mother Pio-ite-Kaiara Lockington, who passed away peacefully on Sunday March 8 in Auckland, New Zealand. Loving wife of Geoffrey. She was a free spirit who would light up any room. She is survived by Carol, Ann, Charles, Shepherd, Martin and Elly. She will be sadly missed by both family, friends and extended family. Family and friends are invited to attend her funeral service and wake on Friday March 13 at midday at Purewa Cemetery, 100 St Johns Road, Meadowbank, Auckland.

March 10 2015
KAITAI, Tere Tutai. (Mama Tere). On March 10 2015, peacefully at home in Tokoroa, New Zealand, surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Tutai. Much loved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunty and a friend to all. Family service at St Luke's PIPC Church, Cnr of Kelso Street and Maraetai Road, Tokoroa on Friday March 13 2015 at 5pm. Funeral service at the above church on Saturday March 14 2015 at 1pm followed by burial at the Tokoroa Lawn Cemetery.

March 9 2015
TARE-VAEAU, Rikini Junior Hoani Nathan. 18.12.2014-7.3.2015. Handsome baby boy of Liana. Much loved grandson of Mita and Tere. Adored nephew of Rikini Snr, Jukes, Jordan, Natasha, Naomi-Leigh and his many cousins. Dearly loved great grandson of Ngateina and Tuakana Tare and Kapiti and Inu Vaeau (deceased). Family service for our baby boy on Wednesday March 11 2015 at 5pm at St Luke's PIPC Church, Cnr Kelso Street and Maraetai Road, Tokoroa. Funeral service at the above church on Thursday March 12 2015 at 11am, followed by burial at the Tokoroa Lawn Cemetery.

March 9 2015
KAVANA, Maki. Passed away peacefully on March 6 at Tokoroa Hospital, Tokoroa, New Zealand. Family service at St Luke's Church, Tokoroa, 5pm on Tuesday March 10. Funeral service on Wednesday March 11am at St Luke's Church. After, his body will be laid to rest at the Tokoroa Cemetery. Ki ki at St Luke's Church Hall to end the farewell to our father. Maki Kavana Junior. Phone (021) 08396244.

March 8 2015
TERA-PAITI, Rimaati Teariki. Known to many as Papa Reva. At David Lange Rest Home in Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand, at 11.30pm on Saturday March 7 2015. Very much loved husband of the late Nootu Paiti (née Mataio). He will be missed by his children (10), grandchildren (25) and great-grandchildren (38). Beloved son of the late Mr ands Mrs Teariki Tera and Rungaengae Tengoi Paiti and brother of Makitua e Tane,nMatangaroa e Vaine, Ngametua e Tane, Metuakore e Tane, Iro e Tane, Teinakore e Vaine, Vainetutai e Tane, Kaiti e Tane, Poitirere Mere e Vaine. Family service be Wednesday March 11 at 20A Tannoch Place, Mangere, at 7pm followed by refreshments. Funeral service Thursday March 12 at Ann's Funeral Home, 11C Bolderwood Place, Wiri, Manukau City (off Roscommon Road heading southwards) at 11am followed by cremation onsite and refreshments. For all communications contact: Ana Teariki Tera (daughter/Vaatuatua ote Family) on 021-114-3185 or Tairi Mataio (Nephew/Family Advisor) on 021-025-80346.

March 3 2015
MEHAU, Teremoana Vaine. Née Tiputoa. In Auckland, New Zealand. Daughter of the late Papa Tiputoa Taio and the late Mama Tuainekore Tiputoa Taio (née Mamanu). Aunty Vaine's body is at 78 Wymondley Road, Otara, Manukau 2023. Family service Sunday March 8 2015 at 6pm at Manihiki Hall, 42 Lovegrove Cres, Otara. Funeral service at above venue Monday March 9 2015 11am. Her body will be laid to rest with her husband Puapii Amosa Peter Mehau at the Mangere Lawn Cemetery and Crematorium, 85 McKenzie Road, Mangere. For all further enquiries (021) 1302427 or (09) 2767014.

February 27 2015
JOSEPH, Teinakore. Teinakore passed away peacefully on Thursday February 26 2015, surrounded by family, at her daughter's home in Mt Albert, Auckland, New Zealand. Daughter of Benioni Tama Parei and Ngametua (née Meti Taria). Mother of Deborah, Patricia, Teremoana and Bill, Shalene, and Daniel. Loved by all her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and friends. Family service at Seventh Day Adventist Church, 66 MacKelvie Street, Grey Lynn, on Monday March 2 at 7pm

February 25 2015
HOSKING, Nooroa Douglas.February 11 1938 - February 23 2015. Peacefully at Wellington Hospital, Wellington, New Zealand, after a long illness. Loved husband of Kathleen Hosking. Much love Dad and Papa of all his whanau. Funeral service at Freedom House Church, 174 Bedford Street, Cannons Creek, Porirua, Friday February 27 at 11am followed by burial at Whenua Tapu cemetery. Light refreshments will be served at Freedom House Church, Cannons Creek afterwards.

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Revised: March 25 2015