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PERENIKI Whanau  

Ginseng OWC
(@ginseng-owc)
Active Member

Kiaora Koutou Katoa ...

I have recently begun researching my whakapapa, and am looking for people who would know my family especially my grandfather Raumoa Jack/Tiaki Pereniki, who was married to Sonia Poipoi (now Sonia Paora, my grandmother) until his death.

On my father's side, I am also looking for those who could shed some light on my grandmother and members of her whanau Mona Uatuku, as my father Michael Amai and I have very little knowledge of her.

I do not know who his father was but know that Mango Haua
(aka Sharky) was his step father. I have been told she has a sister by the name of Meri Beattie Amai(nee Hine) who has also passed on.

Posts/replies very much welcomed or feel free to email me at CPGA@slingshot.co.nz

Tena Koutou

Gin

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Posted : 16 August, 2004 3:18 pm
Ginseng OWC
(@ginseng-owc)
Active Member

My Grandmother Sonia was born in Gisborne and lives in Opotiki where my mother was born. Nanna Sonia has 11 children, 4 have since passed on. Her father was Pita Poipoi and her mother was Winnifred Maude Alderton.

On my father's side my great grandparents were Teweti and Ponsey Amai, I am not sure whether they were Koro Mango's parents or Nanna Moana's parents.

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Posted : 02 October, 2004 12:49 pm
poutokomanawa
(@poutokomanawa)
Trusted Member

Kia ora Ginsing

Alot of names here to work with!

So, if I have read this properly:

Pita Poipoi = Winnifred Alderton
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Sonia Poipoi = Jack/Tiaki Pereniki
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11 children
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Teweti ?? = Ponsey Amai

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Moana Uatuku = Mango Haua
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Michael Amai

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I am not sure whether they were Koro Mango's parents or Nanna Moana's parents.


Was your father brought up by them? I just ask because of the surname!

Here are some urls I have found for your whanau name Uatuku
http://www.cwgc.org/cwgcinternet/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=643320
http://www.cwgc.org/cwgcinternet/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2379561

The next link is for a person whose first name is Uatuku but sometimes in Maori whanau for the last name, the first name of the father was taken, so there may be a connection there and it seems that they are from the Tuhoe / Ruatoki area also.

http://www.maori.org.nz/archives/papa_panui/news.asp?Category=4

Good Luck and let us know how you get on

Nau te raurau,
Naku te raurau,
Ka ora ai nga tangata!
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Together we will get there!
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Posted : 27 October, 2004 3:32 pm
Ginseng OWC
(@ginseng-owc)
Active Member

Kiaora mo tena!

Yes you are correct in pointing out the whanau relationship thing, as for nanny Teweti I am unsure of her maiden name, my father tells me he was raised by his grandmother till she died. Mary Beatty had raised him into his teen years, sadly she too died a while ago, she was his Aunt.

I very much appreciate this and will keep you posted!

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Posted : 28 October, 2004 9:09 pm
poutokomanawa
(@poutokomanawa)
Trusted Member

Kia ora ano Ginseng

Well tonight I am on a roll and have been looking around to see if I can awhi people here who are looking for whanau.

If you go to http://www.familysearch.org and do a search for the surnames Poipoi and Uatuku ( I did not try all of the surnames) you will find listings there, but be careful of the info in this site as sometimes it is just wrong! My father and his siblings are listed there - twice - with the same day and month of birth but one lot of records is for the 1900's and one lot for the 1800's! Also there can be anomilies with names, but it is a good site to use as a starting place.

Good Luck and Kia kaha!

Nau te raurau,
Naku te raurau,
Ka ora ai nga tangata!
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Together we will get there!
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Posted : 20 November, 2004 2:49 am
poutokomanawa
(@poutokomanawa)
Trusted Member

Yes, me again

I was just reading the Papa Panui and found that at [url="http://www.maori.org.nz/papa_panui/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=221&FORUM_ID=3&CAT_ID=2&Topic_Title=Wirihana%2FWilson+whanau+up+Gisborne+or+Waikato+ways&Forum_Title=Tracing+Tupuna+%28Ancestors%29"]this post[/url] arohaa mentions the Poipoi whanau also.

Nau te raurau,
Naku te raurau,
Ka ora ai nga tangata!
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Together we will get there!
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Posted : 20 November, 2004 3:58 pm
mauriora OWC
(@mauriora-owc)
Active Member

Kia ora e kare,

Yes I know your Nanny Sonia she still lives here in Opotiki and her children still all live around her. You can try reaching her her name is in the phonebook under Paora. Good luck

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Posted : 20 November, 2004 9:26 pm
kiwigurlinoz OWC
(@kiwigurlinoz-owc)
New Member

Hi Gin,
I have quite a bit of info in regards to the whakapapa of the Pereniki side, its taken me a while to obtain what I have, but it is treasure for me.

There is a bit of history and understanding but I will give it to you the same way the people of Paeroa ended up helping me.

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Posted : 09 February, 2005 9:17 pm
pearlau OWC
(@pearlau-owc)
Active Member

Tena Koe Gingseng

Just wanted to say, congrats,and all the best in your future connections with your whanau.

It is so awesome to see, again, the members on this site, offering their time to search, reply, giving info that helps one start on the road to finding their identity, tupuna.

Kia ora Koutou

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Posted : 10 February, 2005 12:07 am
Ginseng OWC
(@ginseng-owc)
Active Member

Kiaora Natalie

Welcome to the board cuz and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Kiaora pearlau

Thank you for your encouragement, thanks to my cuz I think we just might get there yet! =-)

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Posted : 11 February, 2005 10:42 pm
Ginseng OWC
(@ginseng-owc)
Active Member

Kiaora

Just need some help shedding some light on the whanau of Pita Poipoi and Winnifred Maude Alderton whom he married during war times I am told. They had a daughter Sonia Poipoi now Sonia Paora and other children. Any help would be so much appreciated.

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Posted : 19 February, 2005 2:21 pm
Korks OWC
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Active Member

Kia ora Ginseng
Well I probably know your mum as I know many of the Perenikis in Opotiki where I grew up. Also one of them Haki (Jack) married my aunty and is now buried in our family urupa at Maketu. His two tamariki Haki-Boy and Serena are of course my cuzzies. Other than that I don't know of Tiaki Pereniki's whakapapa but I do know that one of your aunties in Opotiki has done heaps of research and spent time in the Thames / Coromandel area (Paeroa??) finding whanaunga. You could see her perhaps.

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Posted : 14 September, 2005 9:51 pm
hinemako OWC
(@hinemako-owc)
Active Member

Kia ora,

I cant help but wonder of a story i was told wen i was a pepi it mentions the name PERENIKI apparantly this ingoa was given to a Wahine Porotu, a Puhi from Taranaki by her husband a Rangatira o Waikato when they were married by way of a Puru-Toto between Taranaki and Waikato arnd 1833 the time of thee intertribal wars....

Anyway this Wahine was In Coromandal Paeroa area at a huge Hui, while thea shi was being called a slave a Taurekareka by our own people so off shi went to Kingi Tawhiao and told him of this melishious koorero welllllll He got his back up an sed to the multitude " I dont like what Im hearing about this wahine Pereniki if you want to know the truth......." he went on to tell them who shi was and from that point on shi was treated with the respect she so deserved because of her rank and Marrige this wahine Pereniki was the last Wife of Te Aho-o-te-rangi and went on to have 4 Tamariki.......
One of which is my line

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Posted : 29 April, 2006 1:51 pm
Ginseng OWC
(@ginseng-owc)
Active Member

Kia ora Hinemako mo tena korero!

What a story that is !! I understand that the pereniki line of my whanau does indeed stem from Paeroa, as my cousin relayed to me this from her stay at a marae there to research our whakapapa, but do not as yet know much more than that.

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