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RETI (MANA ), Heemi
Kia ora, My great grandfather was Te Mana Retimana. He has Tuhoe and Te Arawa links. I have found some help in tracing tiipuna on the Maori Land Court site by using the search online link. When putting in the name also reverse it and search as names have been recorded in more than one order. It has been a great help in finding what land they whakapapa back to and so will give you a good idea as to where you originate. Kia ora and good luck.
Kia Ora reunited.
I located two precious Native Land Court records in Tauranga Minute Book 3/147A, showing my grandfather Te Retimana succeeding to his father Te Heke TAIAHO who died in February 1887.
I can say with absolute certainty that my grandfather Te Retimana has strong whanau links fristly, into Te Arawa through his whakapapa connection through Te Poutotara = Whakanumi to Tamatekapua(Arawa waka) and beyond, and to Tuhoe.
This knowledge I credit to my first cousin Pokai Waiari, late of Kokohinau, who gifted me the Taonga of his whakapapa. I am truly blessed but well know the work I've yet to do.
Kia ora ano and Thankyou.
Kia ora Retimana,
My grandfather is Heemi Reti and my grandmothers name was Weera Reti, maiden name kiwikiwi. I'm aware that my grandfather had a family before having a relationship with my grandmother and from what you have written, I can't help but wonder if you are from the first family or from the second. If so.. Tena Koe Tuakana as you would be my aunty or uncle from the first or second whanau. I remember going to Aunty Mays and to uncle Joes when I was a child in Waikare. I'm very very interested in learning more of the Reti Whakapapa, as I have been told that our full last name is Retimanahakariateheketaiaho and see that you have metioned all these names in the above postings. Can you assist?
Anxiously awaiting your reply
Edited by - Reti Whanau on Oct 30 2006 10:36:40 PM