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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: October 25 2020

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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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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October 25
PIGGOTT, Clifford.

Clifford Albert Piggott passed away in Auckland, New Zealand, on October 23 2020. He was the beloved husband of Poko Piggott (Tuakana) and dear father of Clifford, Eleanor, Arthur and Janet. He will be sadly missed by his 15 grandchildren, his 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The celebration of his 92 years will be held at 10am Tuesday October 27 at MorrisonÕs Funeral Directors, 220 Universal Drive, Henderson. Final farewell will be at Waikumete Cemetery. Please join for light refreshments after the service. Sunrise January 31 1928, sunset October 23 2020. Further enquiries please to Janet on 0272826797.

October 17
KIRIA-JOSEPH, Ngatokorua Makaylea-Marie.

Also known as Honey D', beloved daughter, sister, niece, aunty, cousin and passed away peacefully d'ž on October 17 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. Sunrise: October 11 2005. Beloved daughter to Kay Kiria and Vati Joseph and much loved baby sister tof Valerie, Antoni, Tetapu and Triana Kiria-Joseph. Family service Wednesday October 21 2020 at 7pm, Cook Islands SDA Church, 15 Birmingham Crescent, East Tamaki, followed by light refreshments. Burial Thursday October 22 2020 at 11am Cook Islands SDA Church, 15 Birmingham Crescent, East Tamaki. Please direct all communications to Mariette Kiria 0211051214 Maria Rose Joseph 021 163 0412.

October 10
NGAATA, Tuainekore.

Patetepa Tuainekore Ngaata, né Maropai passed away on Friday December 9 at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. She was mother, sister, aunty, grandmother. She was 79. Funeral arrangements are Monday October 12, her body will be returned to her home at 33 Addington Ave, Manurewa. Wednesday October 14, family Service at St Paul's Presbyterian Church, 217 Weymouth Road, Manurewa at 6pm. Saturday October 17, her body will be taken back to her homeland Rarotonga to be laid to rest. Sorely missed by her children's Tupuna, Esther, John, Tekura, Rangi, Lily, Linda, Ina,and all her Ggrandchildren,great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. For further information please contact her daughters Esther 02102944798, Puna 0226004005.

October 9

Papa Pia Taraeka passed away on Manihiki on October 8 2020. A memorial service will be held at Manihiki hall, 42 Lovegrove Crescent Otara, Auckland, New Zealand, on Thursday October 15 2020 at 7pm. For any inquiries contact 02102659942.

October 6
RIMAMAKI, Takaiti.

Papa, father, brother, cousin and nephew Takaiti Rimamaki passed away at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand on September 28 2020. He was the last of his siblings who are as Tukua Peraua, Ia Uakino Orotaunga, Tiavai Rimamaki, Aeretakapini Tamangaro, Morouna Rimamaki, Apare Rimamaki, Reremoana Ngakiau Rakaruaiti, Tuteretere Rimamaki, Uaiterangi Teao and of course Aumetua ( Kereni) Rimamaki. Two adopted brothers Matara and Ata. Sunrise June 9 1935 sunset September 28 2020 His body is currently lying at 33A O'Connor street, Otara. Funeral and family service 11am Thursday October 8 at Ivirua Congregational Church, 17 Laurenston Ave, Papatoetoe. Then to Manukau Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Refreshments after at 33A O'Connor street, Otara For more information please contact Uaiterangi Tasmania 021801173, Tangimama Moekore 0212580224.

September 29
KAITAO, Akaurakura.

Mama Akaurakura Terai Kaitao passed away Tuesday September 29 2020 at Mary Potter Hospice, Wellington, New Zealand, aged 68. Beloved daughter of the late Mr/Mrs Joe and Ruaiti Tangi and late Mr/Mrs Taia and Tina Poona, and a sister loved by all her siblings and in-laws. Dearly loved wife of Gardiner Kaitao, beloved mother of Makea and Betty, Teokotai and Ngatokorua, Rourukeu and Blain, Matangaro and Tiaki, McKenzie and Caren and all their many feeding children and their family. Beloved Mama of her grandchildren Tepaeru-Ariki and Tiki, Lahaina Kave and Tau, Mac, Ngere and Io Terai, Meari and Arapati, and Junior Ngatokorua Tina and Kelehoma, Zekiel and Lasela, Teui and Vainetutai Mika and Kaiata Akaurakura. Beloved great-grandmother of Uirangi Terry and Rona Inangaro She was a sister, aunty and friend to many. Funeral Service will be held on Friday October 2 2020 at 9am at Porirua Seventh Day Adventist Church, 165 Kenepuru Drive, Porirua There will not be a family service. Her body is lying at her home at Corinna Street, Porirua, from afternoon, Wednesday September 30. Enquiries to Matangaro: 021 2017911 McKenzie: 027 2272983 Terai Rota: 022 3762808.

September 25
MANARANGI, Kathleen.

Kathleen Patricia Manarangi (née Prendergast) passed away in Auckland, New Zealand on Wednesday September 23 2020. Wife of the late Teariki Akamoeau (Nono) Manarangi. Mother of Anau, Frank, Margret, John, Peter, Teresa, Maria, Tony, Arthur and Adrian. Grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother of many. Fondly known to many as Nana. Funeral arrangements are Friday September 25. Arrival of her casket in Rarotonga. Her body will then be taken to the home of Owen and Teresa Manarangi-Trott, Tupapa. Those who wish to come and say their final farewells are most welcome. Saturday September 26. 12pm closing of casket. 1pm funeral service at St JosephÕs Catholic Cathedral, Avarua. Following the church service her body will be taken to her final resting place next to her husband at the family homestead in Nuki (Maraerenga), Tupapa. Refreshments and a time of sharing to follow.

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Revised: October 25 2020