HERALD WEEKLY ISSUE 570:29 June 2011

Pavai and Terangi Tavivo Family 2011 re-union over Easter

What a way to spend Easter this year when the 7 Uanga of the Pavai and Terangi Tavivo families got together in Wellington for a three day family re-union held at the Maraeroa Marae in Porirua, Wellington. Each kopu was represented with families that came in numbers from Melbourne, Auckland, Rarotonga and the host city of Wellington.
The seven families of the Pavai and Terangi Tavivo family is represented namely:
Tama Tetava (Feeding child)
Taringa Pavai kopu
Vaine Pavai kopu
Tangata Pavai kopu
Moerai Nena kopu
Tutai Pavai kopu
Apii Pavai kopu
Pati Pavai kopu
About two hundred members of the above family line turned up at the Easter weekend three day family reunion and includes children and the young people as well plus the mama and papa. The re-union kicked off on Thursday evening with the Opening ceremony and the welcome and introduction of families and teams on the marae and followed with feasting of New Zealand mussels, prawns and other local delicacies in Wellington, they have such dish to satisfy to appetite of those that have just arrived that evening. Good Friday’s programme was a combine church service on the marae and to be followed with more feasting, group shots of families and the actual presentation of family related to the above Pavai and Terangi Tavivo line.
The actual presentation of family line was completed over Easter Saturday with a social activity organised for everyone to enjoy in the evening including indoor sports for the young ones. Sunday’s programme was another combine church service conducted by Pastor Middlemore Tou of the Wellington SDA branch and Pastor Tiatoa Tereva of the Melbourne Cook Islands Community Church. Everyone was free in the afternoon that Sunday and allows us to rest for the evenings combine uapou. The Re-union finally closed on Easter Monday around 10.00am with speeches from the different families and those that have travelled to this reunion before everyone dispersed off their own and returns home.
The host Chairman of the 2011 Pavai and Terangi Tavivo family re-union confirmed in his final closing speech that the next family get-together as such will be held during 2013 to be hosted by the Auckland branch.
The reunion has been and festivity of celebration for this families get-together, sharing of that great bondage between the 7 kopu, feasting and good socialization.

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