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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: August 24 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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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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August 24 2016
TERAITUA, Upokoina. Was called to be a angel peacefully on August 22 2016 surrounded by his family at home in Auckland, New Zealand. Adored husband of the late Beverleen, cherished father always of Leanne,Valerie and Kopu. Devoted grandfather of Carlos, Puna, Leahana and Renata, Joshua, Annalee, Maria and Brooke Taylor. Great-grandfather of Nhara and Manaia. Upokoina will always be cherished and remembered by all his brother's and sister's family and friends in New Zealand and abroad. Family service Thursday August 25 at 7pm at the Mangere Baptist Church, Bader Drive, Mangere. Final service on Friday August 26 at 11am at the above church. Communications to Valerie 0275301741.

August 18 2016
EITIARE, Mata. With heavy hearts, we the family, are deeply sad to announce the passing away of our beautiful daughter, mother, sister and amazing friend today in Auckland, New Zealand. Family service 6pm Sunday August 21 at South Auckland Community Church (SACC) 40 Lovegrove Cres, Otara and followed by light refreshments. Funeral service at 11am Monday August 22 at SACC. Please join us for a meal before we lay Mata Eitiare's body at her final resting place at Mangere Lawn Cemetery, 85 McKenzie Rd, Mangere Bridge, Auckland. For further details please contact Pani Ngariki 022 633 1742 or 257 1914 or Viriama Eitiare (Tina) 022 065 6417.

August 18 2016
RAU, Taneaoiti. The family regret to announce the passing away of our father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, fondly known as Papa Ta or Eta, on Wednesday August 17 at Rarotonga Hospital. Family service Thursday August 18 at 2pm at the home of his daughter Moeroa and William Taringa (Mama Moe Tukurangi's residence) in Kauare, Titikaveka. At 4pm we will take Dad's body to his final resting place at the Te-Ara-Vari burial ground opposite the Titikaveka Rugby field. For further information contact Moeroa Taringa on 26105 or 50523 or William Taringa on 55819.

August 12 2016
MOREA, Taiti Pirake. Peacefully in David's arms at Hawkes Bay Regional Hospital, New Zealand, on August 11 2016, aged 78. Much loved best friend and soulmate of David, and dearly loved 'adopted Dad' of Allan Browne (W.A). Dearly loved youngest son of the late Pirake and Rima (Rarotonga). A celebration of Taiti's life will be held at Stonehaven, 10 Peel Street, Waipukurau on Tuesday August 16 at 1pm followed by burial at Waipawa Cemetery.

August 11 2016
MARSTERS, John Apike (Pastor). With heartfelt memory we the family of Pastor John sadly announce the passing in Auckland, New Zealand on Tuesday August 9 2016, of the beloved dear husband of Mama Teriitahi, father and father-in-law of the late Mataoi and Tetuaariki Miriau, Raui and Pokoina, Pairu and the late Rima Kata, Pauline and Ron, Tevera and Tony, Ngakiri and Pastor John Browne, John Papa and Penny, Repaio and Tai, Ariata and Tu, Carry-me and Keri. Grandfather and great-grandfather of all his mokopunas. Family service at the SDA Church, 15 Birmingham Road, East Tamaki on Wednesday August 17 at 7pm. On Friday August 19 Pastor John's family will travel to Aitutaki to lay their beloved Dad's body in his final resting place at Vaipeka. All communications to Tevera Home 09-273-3438 or mobile 027-273-3438 or Pauline 021-255-8538.

August 9 2016
RAURAA, Rimaati. Sunrise May 3 1959, sunset August 6 2016, in Auckland, New Zealand. He will be sadly missed by his children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Family service 7pm Thursday August 11 2016, South Auckland Funeral Services, 553 Great South Rd, Otahuhu. His body will be returned to its final resting place in Rarotonga on Friday August 12. For all communications, please contact May Maurangi 021-150-2409.

August 5 2016
KEA, Louisa Tereariki. On August 2 2016 at Wellington Regional Hospital, Wellington, New Zealand. Aged 75. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Ainsley and Dionne, Lionel and Toni. Much loved grandmother of Te Wharerangi, Ainsley, Mishaela and Michael. Her body will be at the Pacific Islands Presbyterian Church, Newtown, from 6.30pm Friday August 5. Family service at the PIPC on Sunday August 7 at 6pm. Funeral service Monday August 8 at 10.30am followed by interment at Makara Cemetery.

July 26 2016
BAIN, Peter Desmond. Sunrise June 4 1962. Sunset July 25 2016. Auckland, New Zealand. Beloved husband of Teau Tanga Bain. A service will be held on Saturday July 30 2016 12 noon at the Blue Lagoon Funeral parlour, 3 Korma Lane, Panmure, followed by a private cremation. For further information contact Terepo Upoko mob.0272698751 Home 095277760 or Teau Bain mob.0211136741.

July 25 2016
TIRIAMAI, Ngarouru. Passed away peacefully in Auckland, New Zealand, at the age of 83 on Saturday July 23 2016. Dearly beloved wife of Naeiti Tiriamai. Beloved mother of Ta'aere, Rivaka (Late), Karena, Tavare (Late), Kimiatu and Tepine. Loved and cherished by all her grandchildren and family. Family service Wednesday July 27 7pm at South Auckland Funeral Services Ltd, 553 Great South Road, Otahuhu. Funeral service Thursday July 28 11am at the Chapel of the Manukau Memorial Gardens, 361 Puhinui Road, Papatoetoe followed by burial.

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Revised: August 24 2016