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Finding my Iwi, Hapu and Marae  

Amiria OWC
New Member

Kia Ora
I’m try to find out my Iwi Hapu and Marae
Dad was grew up @ Tokitoki Point Whangaruru Harbor
My father’s last name is Comer
My great grandfather is – George Leonard Comer
My great grandmother – Nessie Birch
His Father – Alan Comer
His Mother – Polly Comer (nee Birch)
If anyone can help me that would be great.

Kia ora ano

Posted : 11 December, 2005 3:08 pm
JohnParatene OWC
Active Member

Tena Koe Amiria
My name is John Lee Wharepapa Pere Paratene originally from Whangaruru, living in Manurewa Auckland. I live a street away from Birch Comer ( who died a few years ago ) and older brother Cyrall Comer ( who also died a few years ago )who lived in Papakura. Maybe your best contact would be Bruce Birch who lives in Whangarei. I spent many days picking pipi and oysters at Tokitoki point in my youth. Thats how i know Bruce cause he was always there but did his schooling in Whangarei not Punaruku like the Comers. I will try thru the cussy system to find Bruces contact details and get them to you.
Noho ors mai ki to kainga maha

Posted : 12 December, 2005 4:59 am
Amiria OWC
New Member

Kia Ora John
Birch and Cyril were my dads older brothers.
he's the pepi of the whanau.
we've found out some more info to help us.
But more would be better.

Kia ora ano

Posted : 14 December, 2005 6:21 pm
Loretta OWC
New Member

Kia Ora Amiria
I am one of Cyril's daughters. It would be awesome to catch up with you and your family. I know that uncle Harold is still in Tikipunga and that is about it.
If I can help with anything, drop us a line.

Posted : 02 January, 2006 3:02 am
Active Member

I am related to the Comers as well, my mother was June Comer, her father was George Leonard Grattan Comer, please get in touch.

Posted : 13 June, 2006 9:48 am
Amiria OWC
New Member

Kia ora Alick
where abouts is your mum from and would my father be able to contact you.
Im from Te Puke on my mothers side so we go home every so often..

Posted : 06 August, 2006 2:03 pm
maxt OWC
Active Member

Kia ora koutou.
Gee, i just stumbled on to this posting and thought i'd throw my 10 cents worth in. I was brought up in Whangaruru at Ohawini and as kids our playgrounds were the beaches all in the harbour, Oakura, Parutahi, Ohawini, Te Karo, Motukowhai-Strongman's Island and Tokitoki. Big John and i are cussies. Anyway, between 1996-1999 i was working in Farmers in Whangarei, there was a young fulla working as a Storeman, he was Bob Comer.
And now im teaching at a Kura Kaupapa Maori in Te Puke. A small world, huh.
Nga mihi.

Edited by - maxt on Jan 23 2008 09:59:35 AM

Posted : 22 January, 2008 3:11 pm