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Tena koe e hoa,
There are 2 Ihaka Hohaia's I know of.
One is a son of Murimotu Hohaia, and the other is a son of Tane Hohaia. I have knowledge of Ihaka Hohaia [a son of Tane Hohaia] and his tupuna.
Tane Hohaia is a grandson of the Nga Puhi rangatira, TE WHARERAHI. Tane Hohaia and my great grandmother were brother and sister. The Hohaia whanau are from in and around the Hokianga rohe, Northland.
I hope this helps!
Kia ora Tumanako,
The name Tumanako Meroiti rings a bell from Putaruru ways here. Tumanako was my grandmothers sisters son who was born back in the early 1900s. The Meroiti name was from his father who was from Tapuika - Te Arawa.
The blood of those old people who you speak of, flow through my veins, My grandfather whom you mentioned was a nephew to Meroiti, through his mother who both had the same father only.
(Do you know Nanae (daughter of Hohapeta Meroiti in Maketu ways? Dats a cousin to me)She'll have the korero.)
i can go back further to the korouas mentioned of Murimotu and Ihaka. My grandfather and father down to my brothers and myself. However, as mentioned to replies it all depends on the Ihaka Hohaia you want. Whanau Meroiti are very close to the Hohaia you say and also I am Tapuika. Good luck on your further search for your whakapapa and whanau.
kia ora tumanako
The names kura married ihaka hohaia ring a bell, sounds fimilar.
Not sure if you fimiliar with the hohaia whanau from putaruru.
In year 2001 or 2002? kauea and whakaheke reunion held at whakairatamaiti(not sure spell right) marae, putaruru.
I heard someone's there by the name gloria maybe the person can help you with(think she still there)she hold the whakapapa of the hohaia whanau, her mother names tara hohaia died yr 2003 or 2004.
Their hapu ngati mahana, & tapuika of te arawa.
sorry I've no contact number to give you. If you passed by go to the marae there.
In the mean time, I'll talked with someone who knows at my end.
Will let you know soon.
Gloria Koia is our me and RGadens Custard and I am Rgadens first Custard...we all custards from Putaruru, Te Puke and Matauri, no matter witta way you go, we still a custards...hehehe
Gloria lives down at the Pa, but she s buuuuuuuuuuuusy woman. In actual fact it, you won't be able to get the Pirika whakapapa from Gloria, coze she don't connect from them lines, thats why I mentioned Nan Hoani in maketu, coze Nan comes down them lines, and we and Nan are all first custards.