She passed away on January 3 at the St Joseph’s House of Compassion in Silverstream, Wellington, New Zealand.
Lady Tereapii Robati descends from the Ngati More and Tereapii Mangati Ukinga Rau families.
She is the mother of nine children and the wife of former prime minister of the Cook Islands, the late Sir Pupuke Robati.
Her body will arrive today at 1.45pm escorted by her daughter and family and a prayer will be held at the Air New Zealand cargo hanger.
She will then rest at the family homestead in Nikao.