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Tena koe ikaptm,
If you make sure you are in the Whakapapa Club and search the Marae Directory you will find a listing for Purekireki Marae. There is not much info there, but it may be a start
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Thank you for that... and yes I have tried that. Ive also tried the Maniapoto & Tainui web sites with no luck. I've exhausted the "ask your whanau".. no body within my whanau can remember. I've also tried emails to the members list with the same whanau name, again with no response.
I know who and how I whakapapa to this marae... what I would like to know is the awa, hapu, whare tupuna etc for my pepeha...
So if there are any TURNER, BELL, HETET, TE KANAWA, ORMSBY...
Tena koe Ikaptm
The contact person for Purekireki Marae is Reg Brown, 871 5307
if you also log oto www.oldfriends.co.nz you will find 37 people registered to Purekierki Marae, some dating back to 1950 -
(you will need to register first, once registered then search on marae)
So you may be able to enquire via email as a start point to follow up your pepeha.
well Waipa is the Awa, Ngati Hikairo is the hapu,
Waikato Maniapoto is the iwi. pirongis is the Maunga. And yeah for more info there are some people you could email to get this information.
I am a descendant of Pianika And Robert Ormsby, So if you would like any other information im sure that i could ask some of the whanau to help you out.
I hope thats of any use.
Tena koutou katoa
Thank you all for taking the time to answer, your awhi is most appreciated.
Pearlau, your suggestion was brilliant & I now enjoy checking into 'old freinds' on a regular basis.
Mackie, it was one of your Ormsby whanau that sent a private message to me, though she named Ngati Apakura as the hapu. Which obviously means I have more homework to do!
I come from William TURNER = Ripekatangi, as you would know, a rather large whanau.
Once again thank you all.