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Hi, I have found a Rahopa Warea on the NZ Births Deaths and Marriages site he died in 1952 aged 84, which would make his DOB 1868. Was unable to find any details of Tema or Mollie on the BDM site or Paperpast site but will keep looking. I'll post the link for Rahopa's death certificate, u can order a copy from them its only $20 but it may give you more info on his family. If u do get the death cert I don't mind helping you with any other names that may be included. I will keep looking for you anyhow.
https://bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/Search/Search.aspx?Path=%2fqueryEntry.m%3ftype%3ddeaths#SearchResults ok that link only gets u to the main search page, type Warea in the Family Name then the search from date as 1850 then click the submit search button
Hi, thanks for the reply. Will check that out. I have since found out that Tema Tuka was Tuka Matairangi[sister Mata[mere]Maunga.I was also given information that Ngahiwi Tamehana [daughter of Rahapa and Tuka] was my grandmother [Molly Tuka] sister. i am slowly finding a few more things out. I am going to Whanganui in a couple of months to visit the Marae etc to see if i can gain any more information as it has become very important to me to carry on my farthers need to know where he came from and for myself and my children. Also my Grandmother didnt have a birth certificate at all and had a problem when getting married in the 1920's but they managed to get round that somehow, i think an estimate of age from school attendence. She went to the St Josephs Catholic convent,Whanganui. Was in standard 3 in 1916.