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Tena Koe Ronaia,
I am of the hapu Te Whanau Pani from Matangirau-Te Touwai up in Whangaroa, Northland. The whanau names associated are many including my mum's whanau, Te Awa & Tupe, and the rellies include Poata [Porter]; Tua; Ropiha; Paora [Pauls]; Urlich; Pomana; Taniwha; Pourewa; Mauahara to name a few.
Our Marae there is Karangahape Marae, and there is a website for this if you do a search.
Hope this is abit helpful.
Thank you very much for that information. I asked out of curiousity as I was unsure as to where the hapu 'whanaupani' hailed from.
Some of the family names that you mentioned I am familiar with and it has made me smile.
I asked because my grandfathers name, rather invisible at the moment due to him having a number of them, :), cited 'whanaupani' as his iwi or hapu on my mothers death certificate.
Once again, thank you very much for that, your information has opened up a whole new avenue of possiblities for more information.