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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: September 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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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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September 21 2017
VANO, Nooroa. (Noo) born May 26 1937, passed away suddenly after a short illness at Auckland Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand, on September 20 2017. Loved husband of the late Akevai Vano, dearly loved by his 11 children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A family service will be held at Ponsonby Seventh Day Adventist Church, 66 Mackelvie St, Ponsonby on Monday September 25 at 7pm. Funeral service at the above address on Tuesday September 26 at 11am followed by burial at the Mangere Lawn Cemetery. All communication to Teremoana Vano 021873101.

September 20 2017
TANEAO, Monga. In Auckland, New Zealand. Son of Maine Taneao and Monga Monga. His main family service will be held on Thursday September 21 at Lagoon view 3 Korma Lane, Panmure starting at 6pm. Welcome for refreshment after service. The family only service will be on Friday September 22 at the above address starting at 11am. Welcome for light refreshments after service.

September 18 2017
MARSTERS, Alfred. Mr and Mrs Noema and Rite Marsters announce the passing of their baby son Papa Alfred Marsters on September 17 2017 at 2:10pm in Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. The body of their beloved son will arrive at the family home at 2/48 Gilbert Road, Otara, Auckland at 12pm in the evening on September 19 2017. The family will receive your condolences at the family home at 2/48 Gilbert Road, Otara, Auckland at 6pm in the evening on September 21 2017 which will be the first official family service for their son. The final family service will be held also at the family home in Otara at 11am mid morning for the final prayers. Burial will be at the Manukau Memorial shortly after the last service. For furthermore information please contact Rite Mairi Marsters on her mobile 021 022 15976, or Noema Marsters on his mobile 021 088 64672 or Vakarea Mairi also on her mobile 021 026 50884.

September 17 2017
KAITAO, Kii Ngati. The family announces the passing away of its son, brother, father, godfather, grandfather, Papa and friend Papa Kii Ngati Kaitao in Porirua, New Zealand. His body is lying iat his residence 22 Sombrero View, Ascot Park. Family service is Sunday September 17 at 6pm at Porirua P.I.C. Funeral service Monday September 18 at 11am at Porirua P.I.C. His body will be laid to rest at Whenua Tapu. Group bookings please contact Kasey Burns 0211393783, Shawnray Tuakeu-Rota 02102433797.

September 14 2017
NOOROA, Teokotai .William (Mustard) on September 14 2017 peacefully at home in Tokoroa, New Zealand, surrounded by his family.  Beloved son of the late Takiri (Jackbond) and Ngatuakana (Paunu) Nooroa.  Cherished Dad to Shannyn, Candyce, Jordana, Teokotai Jnr (TJ), Jaydas, Ashley, Mahanee, Evelyn and Paunu Ora.  Proud Papa of Alexy, Malachi-Blu, Meyah and Talia.  A much loved brother to all his brothers and sisters and loved uncle to all his many nephews and nieces. Family service for Mustard will be held at 72 Clyde Street, Tokoroa on Sunday September 17 at 5.00pm.  A funeral service will be held at the above address on Monday September 18 at 10am followed by a cremation in Taupo.  South Waikato Funeral Services Ltd, FDANZ P O Box 459, Tokoroa.

September 14 2017
ARIKI, Tangiiau Mataiapo Tutara Aupuru. .(Manuuanga Crummer). Beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather Tangiiau (Manuuanga Crummer) on Thursday September 14. The family will be bringing his body home on Saturday September 16. Family service at Pacific Islands Presbyterian Church (PIPC) Newton, 2 Edinburgh Street, Auckland, New Zealand on Monday September 18 at 6pm. His final resting place will be in Rarotonga. For more information, please contact Mereana on 021 199 1820.

September 10 2017
MARII, Teremoana. Sunrise June 12 1947, sunset September 7 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. Raui (Takura) Henry would like to notify all family and friends of Teremoana Marii that his body will be at 16 Molly Green place, Mount Roskill for final farewells. A small prayer service will be held there on Thursday September 14 2017 prior to cremation. Please forward any questions to Tareta (09) 629 4067 or Christina (021)2993019.

September 5 2017
TEPAKI, Vaevae. Vaevae (Tamoe) Tepaki nee Panga left us Tuesday September 5 in Auckland, New Zealand. Family service Saturday September 9 2017 7pm at Saint Joseph's Catholic Church, 470 Great North Road, Grey Lynn. Funeral service at address above Monday September 11 2017 at 11am. Burial with her beloved husband at Waikumete Cemetery 4128 Great North Road, Glen Eden. Her body will be lying at home 28 West View Road, Westmere. Contact details landline (09) 3788335 or Moeline on 021-1106495.

September 5 2017
IRO, Tai. Passed away Monday September 4 at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. Beloved Aunty of the late Ema and her family, Tare and her family, Kenny and his family, Teau Junior (Robert) and his family. Will be missed by the Vaipo, Iro, Pukeiti, Rouvi Families and the extended family. Funeral service on Friday September 8 at 11am at the Mangere Cemetery Chapel of Hope. All communications to Eva 0274540398.

September 2 2017
TAUTU, Mareta. Mareta Teinakore Ngatungane Moeroa Nia Hirovanaa Tautu aka Mamie Blue passed away peacefully in the evening of Friday September 1 2017 at 12:30pm peacefully at home in Auckland, New Zealand aged 81. Her body is now at home at 7 O'Connor Street, Otara. Family service Thursday September 7 2017 at the PIPC Otara church 7 Ferguson Road, Otara at 6pm. Her final resting place will be in her homeland Rarotonga. For further information contact Enua Nia on 021 295 3236 or Phillip George on 027 274 4061.

August 24 2017
TEARIKIMANA, Tangata-Tapuni. Our father, Papa, brother, uncle, and friend, Tangata-Tapuni Otekeu Tearikimana. passed away peacefully on Wednesday August 24 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. Dearly loved husband of Ngatokorua Tearikimana. His body lies at 3/600 Great South Road Otahuhu from 3pm Saturday August 26 2017. Funeral service Wednesday August 30 2017 at the Congregational Christian Church on 17 Laureston Ave, Papatoetoe, Auckland, followed by burial proceedings at the, Manukau Lawn Cemetery, Puhinui Road Papatoetoe. For further information please contact Margaret Pakii on 0212591619, Nga Tearikimana 0299782911.

August 24 2017
OROMOANA, Pieter Jr. The family of Oromoana Potini and Teremoana Tetevano Potini would like to announce the passing of our dearest beautiful son, grandson, nephew Pieter Jr Oromoana who was born February 2 2017 and passed away in Auckland, New Zealand on August 21 2017 at 6.40am. #FamilyService for baby Pieter Jr Sunday August 27 at 1pm at the SDA church, 9 Russell Rd, Manurewa. After the service our baby's body will be taken to Taupo to be put to rest. Everyone is more than welcome to attend the service. For all communications please contact Vaine Hurrell on 0221883774.

August 23 2017
AREORA, Takau. On Monday August 21 2017 in Auckland New Zealand, aged 75. Dearly loved husband of Vaine Matua Arai Areora and cherished father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, son and friend. His body is at his residence, 31 Driver Road, Mangere East, Auckland. Family service Wednesday August 30 at 7pm at the Mangere PIC Church, followed by light refreshments. Funeral service Thursday August 31 at 11am at the Manukau Memorial Gardens, Puhinui Rd, Papatoetoe. A memorial service will be held in Rarotonga over the next two weeks. For more information please contact Matakeu on +64 9 276 5791 or Jay on +64 21 808 9287.

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Revised: September 21 2017