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Ngati Rarawa / Waimirirangi Marae / Waihou
Kia Ora Angela
Neat to see your message. Have just returned to Auckland from home, Waihou. Yes definitely Te Rarawa in the Hokianga. As Im only new on this website, can only suggest that if you see the name Samson on here anywhere, ie/:Samson from the same marae, you will know that they too are of (they are the!!) the Witana family. They can help you. Anyway hope theyv'e already been in touch with you.
Im new to this but was wanting to find my papa's whanau,My name is Chazztene Samson,My grandparents are Mike Witana and Patsy Tau (Patricia) who had 4 childeren 2 are deceased but my father is Michael Samson. I dont know any information about my PApa's side and wish i knew more.I never really got to see my grandfather but he is the eldest, has a brother uncle Robby and i met two of his sisters when i was younger mereana.i would like to know more about my whakapapa.
Kia Ora Angela,
Firstly, nga waka. There is Ngatokimatawhaorua. The next waka is Tinana. The next waka is Raukaramea. The next waka is Tainui. The next waka is Kurahaupo. The next waka is Mamari and Ngatokimatahorua. These are the wakas' all connected to Waimirirangi and her husband Haehaerau.
Waimirirangi, was the daughter of Tunui A Tawheta. She was also known as the Queen of Nga Puhi. And she belongs to us (Ngati Hine) also.
We have a book of all her Whakapapa.
Her River was known as Whangape. And the Maungas' were known as Maunga Hukatere and the other, Whaungatauatia.