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All Waitere whanau from the Waikato!
I am not a Waitere but my first cousin had some kids to a Waitere. they all reside in Waipukurau and if you ask anyone down there they would put you in the right direction of where they are. i have heard ny cousin talk about her kids whanau and how they were from the tainui waka. unfortunately she is not on the net but i can pass any info on to her and we can see if she can help you out. good luck.
Kiaora all, i'm looking for any information on the name Waitere, where it came from, and most importantly, how is the name connected with the tainui waka???? Anything anyone has would be awesome!Thanks!
A life time ago, I was at school with two Waitere brothers, Eric and Ivan. They were Tainui, from Raglan and I understand they were of the Tainui-Awhiro iwi. Their sister Diane married Tama Pohatu from Muriwai and they live in Gisborne. Sorry, I have no phone number but try the phone book, although you'll have to take pot luck as there are lots of Pohatus around Gizzy.