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POTATAU / WATI / HERETINI WHANAU
MY FIRST POST HAD SOME ERRORS
I AM SEARCHING FOR MY KORO WHAKAPAPA NAMED PARAHUKA POTATAU, WAIKATO IWI, & LIVED IN PUKEKOHE AFFILIATED TO HORAHORA MARAE- NGAATI POU TE HAPU.
HOANA WATI (WHITE) @ HOANA HERETINI IS MY KUIA, SHE LIVED MOST HER LIFE IN WHIRINAKI HOKIANGA. I AM TOLD SHE IS NGATI PAROU I DON'NT KNOW ANY DETAILS IE: IWI
MY NAN & HER PARENTS ARE BURIED IN MAKERU URUPA, WHIRINAKI
ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON ANY OR BOTH MY
TUPUNA PLEASE MAKE CONTACT
I will need more details re: your tupuna. I am from Horahora marae, I know the Potatau whanau, though the more knowledgeable ones have passed on, my mother-in-law was Te Ahiorongo Pawa Puhi Potatau, who was of Rongowhakaata (East Coast) and Waikato. Ngati Pou is still evident in Waikato, though you might be interested to know a lot of them went to Mangakahia to live last century as the result of a)Land wars with the pakeha, or b) Fighting against the Ngapuhi. Judging by your request, I sense the name Huakaiwaka to be part of your whakapapa. Please confirm.