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My name is Hineawe Hotere, and I am looking for any members of the Hotere family as I dont really know much about them... I met my dad about 20 years ago in Christchurch and thru years I have seen him on a off, as I reside in Australia... My dads name is John Hotere and he has a brother called Bill, which I believe still resides in Wellington...My dad has children to his first marriage..there names are : Andrew,Awhina,Gaylene and Elizabeth(Liz)..There are a couple more children to his second wife as I cannot recall there names...All that i know now that he is still in Christchurch...Any info about my dads family will be great!!!
kia ora Hineawe your father has 5 sisters and 4 brothers in which includes your famous uncle ralph hotere.your fathers mother is my gr-fathers sister.and yes uncle bill and aunty lena still stay in wellington.i hope this helps you if not get back to me and we'll try korero some how to get things movin for you kia ora ki a koe taku whanaunga
this info is from my mother inlaw.(she is ralph hotere's neece).
heneawe, this is how it is, your father belongs to ted and mery hotere. ralph hotere and your father are first cuzies, their fathers were brothers. that makes ralph hotere your uncle.
if you need any more info please ring manuel waipouri who has the whakapapa on of the hotere whanau, phone number - 092757094 new zealand.
kiaora, hope this helps........