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Kiaora Im trying to find out the Whakapapa of I believe is my Great Grandfather Charlie Reti. Im trying to find out where he is originally from and his legacies. My grandfather was 1 of his sons that not much of his family knew about and for me it would be great to hear of anyone who knows how I can get in contact with his whanau. All I know is that he lived in Whatatutu near Gisborne. He died before my grandfather actually got to take his family to meet him. Anyway if you know of this man or his family please dont hesitate to give me a bell it would be much appreciated. Thank you.
Kia Ora, witewhiu is right about the shortening of the Reti name. Our family was originally Reti-Kaukau. Some took the name Reti and some took the name Kaukau which is my sirname. There are still Reti's in Gisborne, but there is also a few in Wairoa. If you look under the Marae section, it will give you the contact details for Iwitea Marae. The people at my Marae may be able to help you. Good Luck.
Kia ora Ezykap1...My Name is Wiremu Tarau Poutu,there's alot of Reti's buried in our Urupa bak a Waikare,Bay Of Islands,the Reti's in Waikare,come fourth from Retimana Te Heke and his Wife Kiri Amos,Retimana shortened his name to Reti,they r originally from Tauranga,Retimana Te Heke parents were Hakaraia Te Heke and Ramariif this is the Reti line u r looking 4 then e-mail me at email@example.com or if that dosn't work try at firstname.lastname@example.org hope this helps in some way..Ma Te Wa..Ngapuhi Nui Tonu