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MAKENE KERE, Kataraina
Looking for my great grand mother, her name is Kataraina Makene Kere. She was married to Te Waru/Hauhau Papa. The korero goes that she was taken from Waikato and her father or grandfather was
Te Whero Whero, the Maori King. She was born around 1864 and settled in Mangataipa. So if anyone knows of this person or her whanau please drop me a line or if you know of a different story to this korero, don't be shy, just tell me your version and if you have any photo's of her or her whanau, I will love to see them.
Kia ora Lil,
If you go to www.familysearch.org and put Makene in the Last Name box and set the country to New Zealand then hit the search, you will get quite a few results.
On the results page you will see the the right IGI/Southwest Pacific - over 23 so click this.
Scroll down to entry number 88 and 90 - this may be the person you are looking for. Also, have a look at some of the others there as they are some born in Mangataipa so they may be whanau also.
Nau te raurau,
Naku te raurau,
Ka ora ai nga tangata!
Together we will get there!
Thankyou for your reply, I have been to that site and it was really helpful but I'm looking for a story that was told to me and to see if it is true or not, if the story is true, I'm trying to find out how she or (her mother) actually ended up in Mangataipa or around those parts.
Anyway, thankyou for input.
Lil ka nui nga mmihi marika kia koe.
My mothers madien Name is Makene and she was born and bred in Mangataipa. she is now 81 I will ask her she knows of that name. I do know there is a connection to Tainui and will ask my aunties and I'm not sure if my mum can recall the name. There are lots of Makene whanau still living in Mangataipa.
Noho ora mai Phbes
Kia ora Phebs
This is awesome. My ggrandmother other surname was Keremeneta or Kere, her dad was Te Maunga Kere. Could you also give me some info on the Tainui connection, I have been looking for my grandmother (Aherata Puru nee:Te Waru Papa B:1903-1949) for a while and thats why I've been trying find my ggrandmother to see if they knew my nana around those areas.
Please keep me in touch, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org .
Kia ora phebs
My mothers name is Makere Taukiri Makene She was whangai to an aunty in Waikato (the korero is something like that)then she went back to Mangataipa. She married William Harris my father and his korero is he met her in Te Kuiti playing Hockey. He fell in love with her and thought she was of Waikato origin, but, you know they come from the same Tupuna. He was from Christopher Harris and Auparo and she from Christopher Harris and Ngahuia. My mother gave me my name from Waikato area. Heniturama. My married name is Heni Mcgroder and I live in Perth. there is lots of korero email me.