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Taitapunui Rutene  

schysms OWC
New Member

Looking for descendants of Rutene Taitapunui of Te Karaka,most of whom have taken the name Rutene.

Posted : 20 June, 2005 3:36 am
miss_e OWC
New Member

Kia ora,

My uncle is a Rutene from Te Karaka, he is Alan or otherwise known as Tuta. Any connection?

Posted : 24 June, 2005 2:28 pm
manu_tekowhai@hotmail.com OWC
Active Member

would you happen to know if your uncle Alan[Tuta] Rutene is connected to the Ruawai /Green/Kapene whanau from Rangiahua,Wairoa. My Kuia, Ripeka Ruawai married a Rutene[m][appatrently] and had Pupu Rutene ? [m./f] and Te Arahi Rutene[f]
This has been my Ruawai missing link for a while now.
There are Rutene's in Wairarapa, as well as Taitapunui, but I do not know the Taitapunui whanau personally.

Posted : 13 November, 2005 1:26 pm
huihana OWC
Active Member

Karlos Rutene will be able to help.He lives in Tapuhikitia Lane, Puha, just along the road from Tabuk. His emera is :Ngaariki@hotmail.com


Posted : 14 January, 2006 12:27 am
angeleyeznz06 OWC
New Member

Hi there. My mother inlaw was a Taitapanui (Wini)married to Tom Wharerimu. They adopted out a son, (Alan) now Rutene. She had a brother named (Bullie)and Joey, and Skip (not sure what his real name was) sisters are Mary, Peggy, Rita, Cinda. My brother inlaw (Willie) caught up with Alan in Gisbourn last year. We have a Taitapanui Whakapapa if you'd like to e-mail me.

Edited by - angeleyeznz06 on Nov 23 2006 11:45:23 PM

Edited by - angeleyeznz06 on Nov 24 2006 3:14:21 PM

Posted : 23 November, 2006 11:38 pm