Hostel service for traditional leader

Thursday January 11, 2018 Written by Published in Local
Much-loved traditional leader, the late Ada Teaupurepure Rongomatane Ariki. 18010929 Much-loved traditional leader, the late Ada Teaupurepure Rongomatane Ariki. 18010929

The late Ada Teaupurepure Rongomatane Ariki will be honoured at a ceremony at the Atiu Hostel this morning.

 

The iconic traditional leader’s casket will be transported to the hostel this morning, where she will be honoured during a special service. Her body will depart from the hospital mortuary for the hostel at 11.30am, led by Queen’s Representative Tom Marsters.

The casket will be received by the president Atiu Tumutevarovaro, followed by the Atiu anthem and a prayer service conducted by CICC president, Reverend Tuaine Ngametua.

A eulogy and genealogy will be presented as well as special addresses, including a speech from deputy prime minister Teariki Heather on behalf of the government.

On Friday there will be final prayers at the Atiu Hostel before the casket is transported to the VIP lounge at Rarotonga International Airport and on to an aircraft.

After a short prayer service in the lounge the aircraft will depart for Atiu carrying the casket and members of an official delegation.

Further details of today’s service feature in a full page advertisement in today’s CINews.

An obituary for Ada Teaupurepure Rongomatane Ariki will appear at a later date.

The late traditional leader is believed to have been transported to Rarotonga from Atiu on an emergency medical flight on Thursday last week.

She passed away Tuesday night.

1 comment

  • Comment Link vaine hosking Thursday, 11 January 2018 11:39 posted by vaine hosking

    Much appreciated for letting everyone know. God bless

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