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Kia ora koutou
I am was wondering if there where any Hakopa's, (or some else that knows), from Banks Peninsula area that would be happy to talk about Hakopa whanau from the late 19th century?
Ka kite

Posted : 03 April, 2006 11:15 am
Tumanako Meroiti OWC
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Tena koe Chris, Ko Tumanako toku ingoa. But you can call me Tu.
I am familiar with the Hakopa name but the whanau that stirs an interests with me is from Awahau in Rotorua. I am only aware of this name by sight only. My journeys have been many and a particular urupa that i have visited near Ngongataha on the Rotorua Lake is where this name can be found. My grandmother lies amongst my whanaunga who include the Hakopa name. I hope this information helps you in your journey.

Posted : 03 April, 2006 2:08 pm
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Tumanako, I have heard that named being mentioned back home in Putaruru, there was a kuia called Rangi Haakopa, she has connections also to the Ngati Tukorehe people of Tapapa.
I think she dwelled in the Ngongotaha area and had alot to do with Ngati Te Ngakau in Tarukenga ( Ngongotaha )All those people are on the Ngongotaha side of Rotorua inter-connect to us back home, because we lay on the boundry lines of Tainui and Te Arawa in the Mamaku, Hautere forests

Posted : 12 April, 2006 7:59 pm