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MAPA RINI, Hoani Werahiko
E moohio ana koutou ki te ingoa o tooku tuupuna a Hoani Werahiko Mapa Rini? Taku moohio noo Ngaapuhi ki Utakura i Hokianga ia, aa i whaanau mai i te tekau tau 1890. I moe ia i a Irihaapeti (Taha) Kingi. I teeraa tau i hoki au ki Waihou Nui A Rua ki te hakamaharatanga o te rua tekau tau mai i te matenga mai o ooku maatua keekee i te ahi, me taaku rongo i Puureirei ia e takoto ana, hoi anoo toona ingoa e takoto ana ko Hone Papita kee. Ko tooku matua ake ko Anaru Hoohepa Mapa Rini, ko tooku karani whaea ko Miriama Matiu (nee Rini), he tamaahine naa Mapa Rini.
Does anyone know any koorero relating to Hoani Werahiko Mapa Rini (or Mapa Rini)? When my father & i returned to Waihou in the North Hokianga last year for the 20th anniversary since the death of my uncle & aunty in a house fire, i heard some of my aunties saying that he was buried in Puureirei cemetary (where my aunty & uncle are buried), but under the name Hone Papita. My father's name is Anaru Hoohepa Mapa Rini, and my grandmother's name was Miriama Matiu (nee Rini/Mapa Rini), who was i think the fifth eldest in her whaanau.