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Kia ora, I am looking for relatives of BOTH my birth and foster parents. I was adopted by Bill and Ivy Edwards (both deceased) and who are buried at Takahiwai Marae (south of Whangarei). My Birth mum was from the Hokianga her name was Marama Kauhoa she passed away in 1950 when I was 3 and is buried at Mangere. The Kauhoa name was 'superseded' by the name MATIU (Matthews). Known rellies from the Hokianga are Keith (Sonny) Matthews (recently deceased) and wife Liz. Their Children include Patrick, Bim, Keithy, Cheryl, Tina. (apologies for any names forgotten. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Regards, Keith Edwards.