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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: February 19 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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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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February 19 2017
TEAO, Nooroa (Noo) Tutai. Sunrise September 15 1943, sunset February 20 2017. Loving mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother passed away February 20 2017 at Auckland, Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand, at 8.52am. Her body will be lying at 35 Weybridge Crescent, Glen Innes from February 21. Funeral information yet to be confirmed. Please contact Uria 02102855787.

February 19 2017
ANDREW, Nga Iona Tangata Moeroa. Passed away peacefully at home in Kawerau, New Zealand, surrounded by whanau on Monday February 20 2017. Nga's body will lie at his home in Kawerau for two nights and will then be taken to Te Rewarewa marae, Ruatoki. The service will be held Thursday February 23 2017 at 11am thence to Te Rewarewa urupa for burial.

February 17 2017
ENOSA, Tuarauroa Banaba. Passed away today February 17 2017 at 12:35pm midday at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. His body will be back at home on Monday February 20 at 36B Edward Avenue Otara. Family service Thursday February 23 at 7 pm at the Otara Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Funeral service Friday February 23 at 11 am at the same venue Otara Seventh-Day Adventist Church, followed by the burial straight after at Manukau Memorial Gardens, where he will be laid to rest with his late wife Tepou. For further information please contact Vaakore Enosa on 0211655571.

February 9 2017
MATA, Teremoana O Pi E Tukutamaki. Teremoana Paniani-Taiki. Née Paniani-Taiki. Born September 23 1949. Passed away February 2, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. A loved and devoted wife of Teremoana Mata. A cherished mother to Puretu, Tainui, Mii, Anthony, Ngatokoa, Peter, Rimaroa, Craig, Bobby, Tony, Nelly and a much-loved Nana to all her mokopunas and Inas. Her body is at 54 Zelda Ave, Otara, 2.30pm. All are welcome. Family service February 10 2017 at Cook Islands' Christian Church, 14 Reagan Road, Papatoetoe, Auckland at 7pm. Following light refreshments her body will be taken to Rarotonga to be laid to rest at her home in Ruatonga Tapere. For more information contact Nga Mata 021 116 5980 Dina Rahui 02102652814.

February 8 2017
MARII (Joe), Mauri-A-Fano-A-Faaa. On February 8 2017 suddenly but peacefully at his home in Tokoroa, New Zealand, aged 78. Dearly loved husband of the late Teau Manapori. Loved stepfather to Lorena and Lupe. Loved Papa to Maia. A service for Joe will be held at 11 Kensington Place, Tokoroa on Friday February 10, 2017 at 11 am followed by burial at the Tokoroa Lawn Cemetery. All communications to Lorena on 07 8865855.

February 8 2017
TAKIE, Tupekeaiti. (Mama Peke) née Enuaroa. Born July 16 1943. Passed away February 07 2017 in Hastings, New Zealand. Loving wife of Papa Roro Takie, mother of Nia, Rachel, Mata, Ringia, Tearoa, Mac, Roro and Tangi. Loving Nan of Douglas, William, TeRoa, Shannon, Moeata, Peketai, Toko, Natasha, C.J, Tiana and Jacob. Loving Mama of Sapphire, Scarlet-Rose, Keira, Ania, the late Bayleigh, Grace and Lewis. Family service on Friday February 10 6pm at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Market Street, Hastings. Funeral service on Saturday February 11 at 10am at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Market Street, Hastings. The family welcomes any visitors wanting to drop in to see Mama Peke. However, would appreciate it if any groups wanting to visit, could please ring and book a time. Please feel free to ring the following numbers for any further information. Ph: 8769443, Roro 0273731643.

February 7 2017
TOA, Makiteina Manoa. Passed away February 4 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. His body is at his home at 716 Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu Peninsula where it will lie until 7am Friday February 10. He will take his last journey to the Mangere Crematorium. His ashes will be buried Saturday February 11 at 10am Mangere lawn cemetery. Family service Thursday February 9 at 7.30pm at 716 Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu Peninsula. For further information please contact 0212680972 Nigel Toa or 02108209791 Tere Tamarua.

February 1 2017
TANGIMATAITI, Arakauvae. Née Tangitungane, known as Mama Tete. Passed away on January 29 aged 79 on Mangaia. Memorial service in Auckland New Zealand, on Sunday February 5 2017, 4pm at Wymondley Primary School, 77 Wymondley Road, Otara, Auckland. For more information contact Nia Parima (daughter) 0272091617.

February 1 2017
TAITI, Mata Tuhe. Papa passed away on Saturday January 28 2017 at Elmwood Rest Home in Manurewa, Auckland, New Zealand, aged 75. Funeral arrangements are: His body is currently lying at 13 McNaughton Avenue, Mangere. Family service Wednesday February 1 2017 at 6pm at the above address. Funeral service 11 am Thursday February 2 2017 at the Mangere Cemetery Chapel. We will all return to the same address as above for light refreshments. For more information please contact Baby Teau Aiturau on 09 256 1219 or Mrs Elizabeth Upoko on 021 1735437.

January 30 2017
PAORA-PAU, Tapita Aumaro Metuataia. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of a dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother Mama Tapita Paora-Pau in Tokoroa, New Zealand, on Sunday January 29 2017 aged 93. Family service Wednesday, February 1 2017 at St Luke's PIPC, corner of Maraetai Road and Kelso Street at 6pm. Funeral service Thursday February 2 2017 at St Luke's PIPC at 11am, Mama's body will then be taken to her final resting place at the Tokoroa Lawn Cemetery, Dumfries Road, Tokoroa. All communications to (07) 8868246.

January 25 2017
MAAO, Elsie.. Passed away January 23 2017 on Aitutaki. She will be deeply missed by her beloved husband Papa Orometua Arerau Maao Snr, their four children Kaleena Davey, Taa Maoate, Arerau Jnr and Piriariki, her grandchildren and all her families. Family service at 11am Tuesday January 24 2017 in Tautu at the home of their daughter Kaleena and son-in-law Itu Davey. Afterwards to the Tautu CICC Church for a special service and then back to Kaleena and Itu Davey's home where she will be laid to rest beside her late parents and late brother.

January 19 2017
AHSIN, Ngatamaine a Miriama. Mama Nga passed away peacefully in her sleep in Sydney, Australia today. Known as Ngatamaine A Miriama Taoro Ahsin (Taio) from Aroa, Puaikura, she was on holiday from Rarotonga, staying with Nola Nolz Casey. For the family/friends in Sydney we are organising a family service. Until we hear from the coroner we are not sure of any other details as yet. Friends and family in Rarotonga should call her elder brother Tapi Taio for further information.

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Revised: February 19 2017