Martha Teaurere and her now 10-month-old daughter Calicia Nooroa arrived on Rarotonga in February for a holiday and unfortunately got held up on the island due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.
Dr Joe Williams was laid to rest yesterday at a small private service that was held under the present Covid-19 Alert Level 2 restrictions in Auckland.
Rarotonga mamas, from left, Tangi Foster Nicholas, Teremoana Ngatamariki, Tutu Pokoina and Ngametua Terei meet at the Punanga Nui Market for the weekly catch up session.
It was in December last year that Reihana Koteka-Wiki and her mum Emmy began making island scrunchies to fundraise for the maternity ward at Rarotonga Hospital.
Iro Maroroa claimed the heaviest fish prize with a 25.2kg yellow fin tuna on Saturday September 12 for the annual Bond Store ‘Steinlager’ Fishing tournament.
A third cohort of returnees is set to arrive on Rarotonga on Friday and will be required to undertake 14 days of quarantine under similar conditions that have been widely criticised by the public.