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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: February 18 2018

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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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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February 18 2018
RANGO, Tara. Dear Mum, Tara Murare John Rango who was a beautiful mother, grandmother, sister, aunty, cousin and friend. Wife of the late Tere Tai Monga Jnr. She was born in Areora, Atiu on March 11 1947 and God called her to rest on February 16 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand. Family service Wednesday February 21 at 7pm, Ponsonby Seventh-day Adventist Church, 66 MacKelvie St, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand. Her body will depart Auckland for Rarotonga on Friday 23 February 23 2018. Her last service will be held at the Matavera Seventh-day Adventist Church, Friday February 23 2018, Rarotonga. Her body will then be taken to Muri and laid to rest next to her husband. All communications to Marlene Tara Tere Tai NZ mobile +64 21 087 24296 / 09 832 4447. Karina Mataora NZ mobile +64 21 082 76049.

February 17 2018
KORONUI, Rakeimata. Rakeimata Tangata Tu'ua O Samuela Koronui (Ninja, Tura) passed away on Atiua on Thursday February 14 2018. Memorial on Sunday February 25 2018 at Atiu Hall, Atiu Place, Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand at 3pm. For more info please contact Hannah-0276226229 Nga Metuangaro-0212039934.

February 13 2018
YOUNG, Erroll Ronald. Dearest father, grandfather, great-grandfather sunrise June 5 1929 sunset February 12 2018. Husband of the late Margaret Puna Young. Family service Thursday February 15 at Daisy Young's residence at 6pm followed by light refreshments. Behind Apii Nikao school, driveway at the end of the sea wall next to the new school's entrance before Superbrown. Funeral service Friday February 16 at 11am in Nikao behind Nikao Sheetmetals (opposite Vaiana's bar). For any enquiries feel free to contact Daisy home: 24518, 75630 or Ena 55076.

February 6 2018
MATATIA, Terongonui 1st. Sunrise June 20 1945 Tauhunu, Manihiki. Sunset February 5 2018. Passed away peacefully at Lynton Lodge Private Hospital, Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand. Son of the late. Papa Munokoa Matatia Jubilee and Mama Kapua Maata Matatia Jubilee (Mama Kore). His body will lie from Thursday February 8 at his family home at 96 Old Mill Rd. Westmere, Auckland. From 2pm Friday February 9 his body will go to 42 Lovegrove Crescent, Otara Manihiki Community Hall for a traditional apare at 6pm. On the evening of Saturday February 10 2018 his body will be carried to his family church at 31 Angelsea Street, Ponsonby. The Ekaleseia will hold a final family service for him at 6pm Monday February 12. Funeral service Tuesday February 13 2018 at 11am followed by burial at Waikumete Cemetery. Requests for group bookings or for further information contact Inapae Matua(Ina) 0212349438 or Pauline Kimiora (02102499261)

February 6 2018
KELLY, James. Son of Upokoroa and George Kelly. Sunrise October 1 1954, sunset February 6 2018, in Auckland, New Zealand. Family service at 30A Golf Avenue, Otahuhu on Thursday February 8 2018 at 6pm. Funeral service at the above address on Friday February 9 2018 at 11 am following by burial at the Manukau Cemetery. For more information please contact Elizabeth Kelly 0211027513, Nan Katuke 0221512474.

February 3 2018
KATUKE, Orapa. Passed away peacefully early yesterday morning at 5.35am Thursday Febuary 1 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand. Family service at her home 23A Elmdon Street, Mangere on Sunday February 4 at 7pm. Funeral service at Mangere Lawn Cemetery at 85 McKenzie Road, Mangere on Monday February 2018 5 from 12pm to 1 pm For further information please contact Patrica Tahana on 021 264 1891.

February 1 2018
ERE, Taporeni. Of Ureia, Aitutaki. Suddenly at Monash Hospital, Clayton, Melbourne, Australia on the morning of February 1 2018. Father/papa/uncle and brother. Son of Captain F. Family service Wednesday February 7 at 6pm, heavy kaikai to follow. Funeral service 10am February 8 at Clayton Seventh Day Adventist Church, 378 Haughton Rd, Clayton followed by burial at Bunnarong Lawn Cemetery, Frankston, Dandenong Rd. All communications to Ken Vano 0423 483 944.

January 31 2018
TUTANGATA, Noel Terepai Noo. Loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather also known as Tete in New Zealand, passed on Friday January 16 2018. Funeral will be held in Rarotonga. Tentative arrangement is his body will arrive in Rarotonga in the afternoon Thursday February 1 and will rest at his home in Matavera. Saturday 3 February. Requiem mass on Saturday February 3 at the Catholic Church in Matavera at 10 am. Afterwards the burial grounds. Refreshment at his homestead afterwards. Queries to Mum (+64) 9 256 0338, Mitchell (+682) 58 675 or Reboama (+682) 50 526.

January 30 2018
WILLIAMS, George Tetumarere. Papa Bond. Sunrise October 14 1931 sunset January 27 2018 on Rarotonga. Family service Wednesday 31 January 2018 at 6pm at his Matavera residence. Burial on Thursday February 1 at 10am at his residence. For more information contact Harriet Williams (mob)53089 (home) 23089.

January 29 2018
PIRANGI, Ema. Née Solomon on January 29 2018 at Rarotonga Hospital aged 84 years. Dearly beloved wife of the late Raymond Anapa Pirangi, Black Rock, Rarotonga. Dearly loved mother of Raymond and Maine (both deceased) Bob and Tiare (Rarotonga) Johnny (deceased) and Poko (Rarotonga) Solomon and Takana (Rarotonga) Anne and Finlay Bayne (Nelson) Tuiera Pirangi (Rarotonga) and special loved grandmother and mum of Mene Pirangi and John Dean (Australia) loved grandmother of Shane and Raymond Pirangi, George, Alex, Andre, Ike (deceased) Tuiera (Tamatoa) Geoffrey (deceased) Tiare and Tuki Pirangi, Kimiora and Carlos Pirangi, Ema Pirangi (Auckland), Solomon and Peter Bayne, Anne Herman (Rarotonga) and Wycliff Vaifale (Sydney) a loved great-grandmother of her great-grandchildren. Funeral to take place at Rarotonga.

January 22 2018
POKO, Teremoana. in Auckland, New Zealand. Sunrise February 14 1942, sunset January 18 2018. She will be dearly and sadly missed by those that remember her as a loving mother, grandmother, nana, cousin, sister, aunty and a friend. Family service at the South Auckland Funeral service Otahuhu on Wednesday January 24 2018 at 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Funeral service on Thursday January 25 2018 at the Manukau Memorial Garden at 9:30am - 10:30am with light refreshments afterwards. For more information please contact (BJ) 0211219427 or Salina Poko 0211130560 .

January 21 2018
KATUKE, Willie. Grandfather, father, brother, uncle, cousin and a friend Papa Willie Katuke (junior) on Saturday January 20 at home in Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand. A loving and caring father who will be missed by all his family. Family service on Thursday January 25 2018 at 7pm at home 1/13 Te Motu Way, Mangere. His body will be returned to Rarotonga. For more information son Mareva Katuke on 02102416550, son Metua Katuke on 0211463705.

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Revised: February 18 2018