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Looking for Whanau
My name is Tui Martin. My dad is from Mitimiti on the west coast. My mother is a Waaka-Iraia from Ahipara. I do recall my mother mentioning her Hetaraka family. Most of the people I knew especially the Kaumatua in Ahipara have all passed. As for those in Panguru, the last time I was there was a few years back just passing on my way to a funeral in Mitimiti. You may want to try an get hold of Jill Parker the principle of Panguru Area School and ask her if she is able to give you any names of people you can try and get in contact with to help you a little more on your research..