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Monday 5 September 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National


Father’s Day christening for Isaia
Baby Isaia Geoffrey Heather was christened at the Arorangi CICC church yesterday morning with four generations in attendance. Front row from left: Teupoko (Poko) Tama, Ann Baker, Louisa Heather, Sharon William, and Mami William holding Akairo Heather. Back row from left: Taunga Heather, Apii William and Tiatava Heather. 22090411

Yesterday’s Father’s Day was extra special for the William and Heather families with the christening of baby Isaia Geoffrey Heather, who was born just over five weeks ago on July 27 in New Zealand.

Baby Isaia is the youngest son of Mami William and Tiatava Heather and was christened in the Arorangi CICC, the same church that his older brother Akairo was baptised in, as well as his father Tiatava and grandparents Louisa and Taunga Heather.

His godparents Rairoa Heather and Julian Pita and family members from New Zealand travelled to Rarotonga for Isaia’s christening, and for more family celebrations including his mother Mami’s birthday today.

His grandparents Apii and Sharon William, Louisa and Taunga Heather, and great grandmothers Teupoko (Poko) Tama and Ann Baker, proudly attended the christening of the youngest member of both their families.

Nana Sharon Williams was full of pride to now have both her grandchildren christened. “We are pleased to see our daughter has matured into a very capable and caring mother of two little baby boys, and we think they need to try for a girl next,” she said in hope.

After Isaia’s christening yesterday a small group of close family celebrated at the Castaway Resort on the beach, feasting on seafood platters and delicious food, with a beautiful ocean view of whales putting on a stunning display.