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WAITAI Hoana or Ngakina
Kia ora Dyan
[url="http://www.maori.org.nz/papa_panui/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=405&FORUM_ID=2&CAT_ID=2&Forum_Title=Finding+Whanau+%28Family%29&Topic_Title=MURUPAENGA+%2F+MAIHI+%28MARSH%29+%2F+HONGI%2C+Rawiri+%3A+Looking+for+NGATI+KURI+Whanau"]Here[/url] is another post that mentions Makinihi Waitai, who is the sister to Ngakina, so they might be able to help with info for your Waitai Whanau.
If you go to www.familysearch.org click search then put waitai in the lastname then set the country to New Zealand, you will find some more of your grandmother's brothers and sisters.
Next, go back to the search and put Tipene in the lastname, leaving the country to New Zealand and click search. You will get a long list, and on the right at you will see IGI/Southwest Pacific - over 25 so click that link.
Scroll down the page to under the 200th record and click next. Scroll down to records 259 - 264 - these are your some of your grandmother's Uncles, Aunts and father.
Note: Not all information in this site is correct, but it can be a good starting place. For example, the person in record 264 is known as Ihapera so that is a typo and the person for record 260 is also known by another different name.
Good Luck and let us know how you get on
Edited by - poutokomanawa on Apr 07 2005 01:45:28 AM
Nau te raurau,
Naku te raurau,
Ka ora ai nga tangata!
Together we will get there!