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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: December 13 2019

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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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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December 13
KAIRAU, Nitoa. Papa Nitoa Tepua Tauranga Nui-Ki-O-Itikau Kairau passed away on December 12 2019 at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland New Zealand, Born January 22 1940 in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Adored husband of the late Ngariki-E-Tini Ligi Kairau, much loved father of Rangi, Tutai, Tutuma and Ngariki and treasured Papa to his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. For further information please contact Tutai Rima on 58766 (Rarotonga,Cook Islands) or Helen Framhein Wong on 021 244 9310 / Ngariki Kairau on 021 110 7440 for our New Zealand family and friends.

November 29
PHILIPA, Nancy Teremoana. Edward and Teura Philipa's daughter Nancy passed away suddenly on Monday November 25 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. Nancy was a mother, a beloved family member, and a loving partner who cherished her time with her family and friends. Family service Sunday December 1 2019 5pm, Morrison Funeral Directors, 220 Universal Drive, Henderson, Auckland. Funeral service Monday December 2 2019 11am Mangere PIC Church, 296 Buckland Road, Mangere, Auckland. Then to Mangere Lawn Cemetery, 85 McKenzie Road, Mangere, Auckland. For all appointments, queries and communications please contact: Paloma Philipa (Sister) 0211543892, Yasmin Philipa (Niece) 0274633806.

November 27
TUAKANA, Teremoana Paul Passed away on November 25 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. Sunrise September 28 1985, sunset November 25 2019. Grandson of papa Kamate and Mama Ivi (Mama Bone) and Papa Tuakanakore and Mama Taurereau Taurarii. Son of the late Matori Tuakana and Kite Makara. Partner of Kalina Harry. Father of Kevin of Tevina Harry Tuakana. His body will be lying at the PGM Church, 31 Anglesea Street, Ponsonby. Both family and funeral services will be held at the PGM Church. Sunday 6pm with light refreshments. Monday 11am with kaikai. Burial will be at Mangere Cemetery. For any enquiries or group bookings please contact: Mama Peia 093789838 or Erena Tokorangi 0210547856.

November 19
BLAKE, Sireli. Beloved brother, father, grandfather, nephew, partner, in-law, uncle, cousin Sireli Ben Blake passed away peacefully after a short illness at Auckland Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand Monday morning 2:20am November 18 2019. He was the partner of Aratai Rere, father to Isirale Blake and Georgie Blake (deceased), stepfather to Apii Ruaporo and Raymond Ruaporo, father-in-law to Kelly Dixon and Rebecca Ruaporo and grandfather to many. Those who want to pay their respects are welcome to visit any time until Thursday. Family service Thursday November 21 at 3 Korma Lane, Lagoon View, Panmure 7pm. On Saturday November 23 his burial service will be held at the same place Lagoon View 11am. His body will rest at Manukau Memorial Cemetery at 12:30pm and refreshments will be available afterwards. For any queries please contact Maggie Toka - 0211328354 Kelly Dixon - 0224742190.

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Revised: December 13 2019