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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: January 23 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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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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January 23
MAEVA, Norman Tauaroa. Norman Tauaroa Maeva passed away peacefully on Wednesday 22 January 22 in Auckland, New Zealand. His body will be ready to be seen on Friday January 24 at home 6 Chingford Close, Mangere. Beloved son of the late Norman and Tuarau Maeva, husband of Mary Helen (Nana), father of Nina, Tua and Ants, brother of Ruta, Paul, Anna, Tua, John, Aroha, Faye, Spud (Steven), Paula and Ngaori, grandfather of Kimi, Demetrius and Alexi, cousin and a friend to many. His funeral service will be held at home 6 Chingford Close in Mangere at 11am Tuesday January 28, followed by cremation at Mangere Lawn Cemetery. All communications to Nina Katsotis 021425051 Tua Maeva 02108248472.

January 12
TUORO, Teararoa. Dear daughter, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunty, Teararoa Rosa Tepaki Tuoro née Aue, daughter of the late Kaokao and Tamakeu Aue Ngaau, beloved wife of Tepaki Tuoro, mother of Ngatokorua, Junior, Rosa, late Teariki, Sara and Caroline. Passed away in Auckland, New Zealand. Sunrise January 8 1956. Sunset January 10 2020. Family service at Cook Islands Adventist Church 15 Birmingham Crescent, East Tamaki, Auckland on Thursday January 16 2020 at 7pm, followed by her funeral on Friday January 17 2010. Her body is currently resting at her home in 17 Wordsworth Road, Manurewa. For more information please contact brother John Kao Aue 02108108505, sister Tapu Enjoy 02108863315, and Ani Teremoana 0212940654.

January 10
AKAVI, Paula Broadway. Dearly beloved mum, mother, sister, aunt, cousin, niece, cherished daughter and grandma to many children of both families Paula (née Paio Brown), also fondly known as Mama Broadway, passed away peacefully on January 8 2020 at 2.13pm at Kempsey District Hospital, Kempsey NSW, Australia. Dearly loved wife of Papa Ngaroi Akavi and mother of four beautiful children Tearoa, Vaine, James & Chloe. Sunrise May 28 1955 sunset January 8 2020. Memorial service arrangements are: There will be a private viewing on Sunday January 12 2020 between 9am - 11am, with just immediate family before cremation takes place. Monday January 13 2020 - 10am Memorial service at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, 15 Armidale Road, Yarravel, Kempsey. Refreshments afterwards. Friday January 17 2020 - 11am. Last memorial service will be held in Sydney. We extend this invitation with sincerity to all our families and friends and those who knew her. Come and share with us this last moment of love and memory. Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, 603 Bunnerong Road, Matraville. Refreshments afterward. For any inquiries please feel contact James Akavi - 0475041298 Papa Akavi - 0409816612.

January 8
BROWNE, William. Dearly beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend Te Okotai O William Vincent Browne known to many as Joe Browne or Sote passed away Tuesday afternoon January 7 at Rarotonga Hospital. His funeral arrangements are Wednesday January 8 2020. Family service at the family home in Pue at the Avarua Bakery Homestead. Thursday January 9 2020. Final service at 1pm at the homestead. At 2pm, his body will depart to his final resting place in Turamatuitui, Nikao next to his father. For any queries call Kervin Aroita - 55328, Edward Browne - 58351, Francis Toa - 56237.

January 4
MUNOKOA, Temauke. In Auckland, New Zealand. November 23 1939 - January 4 2020. Monday January 6 her body will be lying at 84A Preston Road, Otara. Saturday January 11 family and funeral service at the East Tamaki CICC Church on Dawson Rd, Auckland at 11am followed by burial at the Mangere Lawn Cemetery Any inquries and group bookings please call 09 274 8164.

January 3
HEATHER, Tetevano Isaia Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather Sunrise June 28 1931 sunset January 1 2020. Any questions please call: Oki Teokoitu 53630, Matakeu Heather 0223409337 and Tangi Pataanga 77874 — with Oki N Vaine Teokoitu and Mii Daniel.

December 26
UTIA, Noomaki. Mother, sister, mama, aunty, great-grandma and friend to all. Mrs Noomaki Tua Utia. Sunrise August 31 1936 sunset December 24 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. Families and friends are welcome to visit at 17 Pakira Avenue, Glendene from 10am Friday December 27. Family Service will be held at East Tamaki CICC Church (corner of Haumia Way and Dawson Road) on Sunday December 29 at 2pm. Mama’s final resting place is at Waikumete Cemetery. Any questions or queries, please call Te Purotu Govind on 0211855748 or 098386050.

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Revised: January 23 2020