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My Name is Martine Radidi. I'm married but my maiden name is Martine Carlyon Honetana. My fathers name is Harry Honetana and he is one of at least 13 Children of Vera May Honetana and Okeroa Honetana. The family jump between Johnson and Honetana names. My Grandfather's parents were Te Mamae Karapu Honetana and Tamati Paeroa Honetana. The Honetana line eventually drew me to Waitii in 1998 when my ucle passed away. I am on here to learn about and collate my whakapapa so any honetana whanau please contact me. I have some whakapapa books from the Pouaka Paki line and I am more than happy to collaborate with anyone who needs it.
Kia ora koutou
My name is Darleen and I am daughter of Te Wini Honetana (aka Muffy, Muppie, Murphy, Father Murphy) who was a brother to Hone, Pumau, Miria, Puta, Wacey, Haki, and Vera. Dad died in Feb 2005 and so that was really the last time I saw most of the Honetana (Tana) whanau. Sadly, I couldn't get back to Uncle Hone's hui....
Of the surviving siblings, I can report that Aunty Vera is still very distinguished looking (saw her in Jan 2008 during brief visit to Moerewa). And Uncle Haki is still going strong according to what I hear from my squash-loving spies in Whangarei:)
Like all the Honetana whanau, I have lots bros and sis too. Dad married 2x so from first marriage to (?) Celia (i think that's her name:/) he has: Amelia (deceased - namesake to Aunty Miria), Edmond (deceased), Lynette, Ada, Murphy, Sylvia, Mark, Nigel, Lillybell. From Dad's second marriage to my Mum, Susan: they have me, Reena, Murphy (yep: 2bros named Murphy) and Chervonne (aka Chevy).
We all have kids ourselves too and honestly last count of mokos was beyond 150 (about 10 years ago).
I remember you Bronwyn and Soraya and the visits up to your house in Te Kao. I remember Aunty Miria's mexican walking fish and going to the beach on horseback with uncle knoxy to get tuatua.
It's been gr8t to read about you all discovering yourselves online! Especially to read names of whanau who have not seen in a LOOOONNNNGGG time. Big shout outs to all of you.
Gr8t too to see the feeds from the Te Kero and Mangu whanau. Keep going with this and indeed if there are plans to pull a reunion together, then please go ahead and keep the rest of us informed.
I'm still living in Belgium but am planning a definitive return to Aotearoa in a couple of years, so will be looking fwd to catching up with many of you 'live' very soon.