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information on the mihinui family??
Kia ora Rhys, my maiden name was Mihinui too born in Matamata, Sth Waikato. Ko Ngati Raukawa Te Iwi. I'm not exactly sure which is the correct hapu, but I'll give you the 2 that I know...Ngati Kirihika and Ngati Motai. My fathers name was David Mihinui.
Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with Louis name. But if u send me any further names I will certainly try to help in any way possible
Kim, thanks so much for your reply. I think my father's name was Lewis Mihinui (not Louis). I know that he lived in Auckland around 1968-69 and his family was from the Taupo/Waikato region. That's all I really know except that he attended a Maori boys college, can't remember the name (St Stephens?). I have never met him but would love to get more information about him now that I have a baby son of my own. I have never pursued this before but would like my son to know about his culture. I look forward to hearing from you - Kind Regards - Lee Gardiner