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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

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it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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

September 25

Also known as Pai, Terry, (Terepai Paora). Loved daughter of the late Ngativaro Vakapora and Ziona Teina but was fully raised by the late Papa Kaora Teina and the Ngati Pakau Anau passed away in Tokoroa, New Zealand. Sunrise May 31 1963 Sunset September 23 2020. Family service Sunday September 27 2020 at Tokoroa St LukeÕs at 6pm. Refreshments at 7 Colington Place. Burial Monday: September 28 2020 at Tokoroa St LukeÕs at 11am, thereafter to Tokoroa Cemetery for burial. Overseas, Australia and the Cook Islands, due to the Covid-19 situation there will be a Facebook live feed through our niece Karmich Nichols for both the family service and burial day, people can tune in during those live feeds.

September 17

Pastor Paul Scott Revees Glassie (Karati) passed away peacefully on the morning of Thursday September 17 at Auckland Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. Sunrise December 17 1954, sunset September 17 2020
His body will lie at his beloved church Grace International, 77 Line Road, Glen Innes until his final resting place at Mangere Lawn cemetery. As many people are aware with COVID-19 restrictions, funeral and burial services are limited to 50 attendees it is for this reason the family asks for only immediate family members. An update of the funeral arrangements will be posted once confirmed. All communications can be directed to the following numbers: Claudiana Glassie: 02108794937 Eva Glassie Ah-Van: 021 1100661.

September 18
TEREPAI, Taumana

The Terepai and Ahsin family announce the passing away of dearly loved uncle, father, grandfather, brother, cousin, and dearest friend Taumana Terepai, 78 years of age, Auckland, New Zealand. Sunrise July 30 1942, sunset September 14 2020. Family service (50 attendees) will be at South Auckland Funeral Services Ltd, 553 Great South Road, Otahuhu on Sunday September 20 at 6:00pm. Final farewell at the above address for the immediate family ONLY on Monday, September 21 at 11am, followed by burial at the Manukau Memorial Gardens Cemetery at 1pm. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance to the funeral and burial are limited to 50 attendees. Those who wish to attend the family service, please contact Frances on 0274716127 to register your interest.

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Revised: September 25 2020