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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: August 5 2014

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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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 5 2014
WITCHMAN, Tino Kapi Putoko. August 4 2014 aged 79, in Auckland, New Zealand. At peace with family by his side. Loved husband of his late wife Maureen and will be missed by his children and grandchildren. Heartfelt thanks to all who have given support and cared for Tino. "Aere Ra" Tino's body will be at home from 1pm, Wednesday August 6 2014 at 24 Steven St Mangere. Family service 6.30pm Thursday August 7 at Mangere Church of the Nazarene, 1 Killington Cres, Mangere. Main service at 10am, Friday August 8 at the Mangere Church of the Nazarene, 1 Killington Cres Mangere and then we will take Tino 's body to his final resting place at Mangere Lawn Cemetery, 85 McKenzie Rd Mangere.

August 5 2014
KOLONI, Shand. Sadly passed away on Saturday August 2 2014 in Acukland, New Zealand. Loving son of Lingisa and Rarotonga, loving husband of the late Noreen, loving dad to Kamaia and Kobe. Shand's body is resting at his home, 27 Cramond Drive, Papatoetoe. Funeral service will be held at the Chapel of Love & Remembrance, Kirkbride Road Mangere, Thursday August 7 at 11am followed by a private cremation. All communications to Warren on 0274-615-153.

August 5 2014
AURUPA, Upokounga. Also known as Taringa Aurupa, June 14 1933 to August 1 2014, took his last breath at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand, at the age of 81. Beloved son of the late Aurupa Tengaipuanga O Terangi and Akereu Aurupa. Loving husband of Teautapuariki Aurupa otherwise known as Mrs Europe. Treasured father of Tungarue Enua Ki Avaiki (deceased) and Tatuava, Vaine Nooroa and Takiika, Junior and Tera, Matapakia and Charlie, Ngatupuna and Ngarangi, Morgan and Aereata (both deceased - Sydney), Tuamaki and Dolly (Sydney), Tearikikatanui and Monti, Tina Mitai, Upokoina and Tepaeru, Ngatamariki and Papa Tua. Grandfather of 26+ and great-grandfather of 29+. Papa's body is resting at 12 Carey Place, Otara. Family service celebrating Papa's life at the Church of the Nazarene, East Tamaki Road, East Tamaki, on Thursday August 7 2014 at 6pm. Funeral service at the above church on Friday August 8 2014 at 11am. Papa will be laid to rest at the Mangere Lawn Cemetery. All communications to Annie Gounder 092746346 / 021 0274 8089 or Terai Tupou 021 0815 5244.

August 4 2014
GIDEON (ROTA), Tungane Rau Te Tare Lesley, Peacefully passed away at her home in Raumati Beach, Wellington, New Zealand, on Thursday July 31 2014. Loved eldest daughter of Tungane Rau Te Tara and George Kitiona Gideon. Birth daughter of of Kii Matangiroa John and Tu Apiki Pike Rota. Cherished sister and sister-in-law of Poko Linda and Paul Robinson, George and Andrea, Sean and Michael Rota. Much loved godmother and Aunty to Tehani Ngapare Rau Te Tara Buchanan, Amelia Hennrie and Preston Rota. Adored Aunty of of Shaun Robinson, Kairangi Buchanan, Donelle Amiria, Linford and Mai'ina Rota. Loved aunt and great-aunt, niece, cousin, mentor and guiding light for for her extended family and friends. Her body will be at home in Raumati for friends and family to visit until the service. Service to celebrate Lesley's life will be held at the Cook Islands Christian Church, 11 McKillop Street, Porirua on Wednesday August 6 at 11am, thereafter private cremation. Messages can be sent to the family at PO Box 14 290, Kilbirnie, Wellington.

August 3 2014
GEORGE, Toru George. Passed away August 2 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. His body will lie at his home in 109 Pilkington Rd, Panmure, Auckland, from Tuesday August 5 2014. Family service Thursday August 7 at 6pm at the P.I.C Church on the corner of Pilkington and Pt England Rd in Glen Innes. Funeral service at the same church from 11am Friday August 8. For any enquiries please contact Pauline Timoteo 02102389344, Francis George 02108338698, Alex 0210313212.

August 1 2014
TEMATA (Anapou) Tiatoa. Born in Oiretumu, Mauke, Cook Islands September 8 1919. Our dearest Dad passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 26 2014 at the Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth, New Zealand, in his 94th year. Son of Vaipunu and Vaine, eldest brother, uncle, and cousin of his Cook Islands family in Rarotonga, Mauke and New Zealand. Beloved husband of Jane (deceased 2007) and Harriett Micky (deceased 1964). Dearly loved father of Farrell (deceased), Karl, Sue, Vaughn, Allaynna, Michelle, Tessa, Marise, and Willard and their spouses. Loved Granddad of all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Tia's body will be at 16A Camellia Avenue, Bell Block should anyone like to visit him or leave messages. Family, friends, watersiders and wharfies are invited to attend Tia's funeral service at Fitzroy Samoan Methodist Church, 505 Devon Street East, New Plymouth on Tuesday August 5 at 1pm, to celebrate his long life.

July 28 2014
GEORGE, Vaine Tutai (Ta'i) . Passed away on 24 July 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. Beloved daughter of the late Vaine Tutai Nio Manu George and the late Maria Matalena George. Dearly loved sister and aunty to many. Family service Wednesday July 30 at 7pm at the Otara PIC Church, 4 Ferguson Road, Otara. Her body will be lying at 208a Preston Road, East Tamaki, until the funeral service on Thursday July 31 at Otara PIC at 11am followed by burial at the Manukau Memorial Gardens at 1pm.

July 23 2014
VAA, Auariki. Born September 20 1968. Sadly, passed away Sunday July 20 2014 surrounded by family at Auckland Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. Her body is resting at 3 Korma Lane, Panmure, Auckland called The Lagoon View Funeral Services. Family service ThursdayJuly 24 2014 at 7pm, at 3 Korma Lane, Panmure, Auckland. Funeral Service Friday July 25 2014 at 11am at 3 Korma Lane, Panmure, Auckland. Following the Church service her body will be laid to rest at Waikumete Cemetery and Crematorium, 4128 Great North Rd, Glen Eden. Family and friends are more than welcome to attend both services. If you would like to visit the family and pay your respects, please call in advance to arrange a time by contacting Kylene Vaine (niece) Mobile: 0211184941 Or Tuvaine Terepo (daughter) Mobile: 02102677513.

July 23 2014
RAVENGA, Rimaati. On July 18 2014 in Dunedin, New Zealand, aged 70, a brave Mitiaro warrior left us peacefully, surrounded by family. Dearly loved husband of Joy, much loved and respected father and father-in-law of Melanie, Rima Ati and Clare; Anthony (Bubs) and Amy and dear papa of Lucas, Quinn and Angel and Harper. Also loved father-in-law of Nigel. Loved son of the late Tangata Noomotu (Cook Islands). Loved brother of his brothers and sister and all his nieces and nephews. Rimaati's family thanks Dr. Helen Holden and the staff of Mornington Health Centre for the unconditional support along with Matilda and everyone at Dunedin Hospital Emergency Department on May 26. Also Dr D'Cruz and the team from the Dunedin Hospital Oncology. Rima's body will be at home at 52 Skipbo Street, Corstorphine. Family and friends are invited to visit. Funeral details to follow.

July 19 2014
TUAITI, Teuruaa (Pa). September 16 1978 - July 17 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. Loved husband of Teina Dave Tuaiti. Cherished father of Valentina, Patrice, Teuruaa Jnr, the late baby Toka, Levi and Dominic-Leon. Beloved son of the late Teuruaa Tuaiti (Snr) and the late Temana Vaine Tuaiti and all his aunties and uncles. Loved and adored son-in-law of Tukana and Tikire Dave, Dominic Mea and Jenny Leon. Special brother of Patrice and Metua, Joy and Tapuira (Jnr) and all his cousins. Loved brother-in-law of Ziona and Murphy, Niovara and Gloria, Tania and Robert, Aileen and Isa. Adored uncle to all his nieces and nephews. Awesome friend to all. Family service July 21 6pm, City Impact Church, 385 Mt Wellington Highway, Mt Wellington, followed by light refreshments. Funeral service Tuesday 22 July at 10.30am at above church Mt Wellington followed by burial service at Manukau Memorial Gardens. Teina and family would like to invite all to 15 Casper Road, Papatoetoe for kai. All communications to Aileen 0210536704 or Patrice 0210621415.

July 15 2014
TINI-PAOO, Tangi Kairangi Mama Tata Tiavare. Born April 23 1952. Passed away on July 11 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. Beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister and grandmother. Will always be missed and will live forever in our hearts. Family service at Otara Pacific Islands Presbyterian Church on July 16 2014 with her burial the following day. Service at 11am where her body will be laid to rest at Mangere Lawn Cemetery. Contact Auntie Alice 092710147.

July 15 2014
NAPA,Tauei Konitanitani. Son of George and Akaiti Napa of Rarotonga, also known as 'Papa Slow'. Passed away at his home in Panama, Rarotonga on Saturday morning July 12. Oldest son of George and Akaiti Napa.

July 13 2014
TUMAREVA, Kauroa (Meni). Born November 13 1951. Passed away on July 10 2014 in Auckland Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. Beloved sister, cousin, mother, grandmother, aunty and friend. A special lady who has left us with many wonderful memories and who will be forever in our hearts. Family service Tuesday July 15 2014, at 8 Parrish Road, Sandringham, Auckland at 7pm. Funeral Wednesday July 16 at 11am at the Mangere Seventh Day Adventist church, 168 Massey Road, Mangere followed by burial at Mangere Lawn Cemetery and Crematorium. Please contact Sheena on 02102457343 for more details.

July 6 2014
TEINAKORE, Ngatokorua Nina. Passed away peacefully at home in Auckland, New Zealand, on July 4 2014. Beloved daughter of Tupuora Tom Teinakore and the late Tupunaatefou Ioane Teinakore, and long-time companion Robert Tuilaepa. Dearly loved and always remembered by her brothers,sisters and family. All enquiries to 34 Fisher Crescent, Otara. Phone 2716404. Family service Tuesday July 8 2014 at the LDS Chapel, Ferguson Road, Otara at 6pm. Funeral service July 9 2014 at 11am at the same venue also. May you rest in peace.

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Revised: August 5 2014