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Evey OWC
New Member

I am looking for any connections to my grandparents and their whanau.
My Paternal Grandfather was Arapeta Ngatai, who married Matekino Akena, they raised their children in Tiki Tiki, and the children went to school in Rangitukia. I am looking for a connection to any relations that might have been involved with WW1.

My Maternal Grandfather was Ira Koihu Manihera, who married Ringatu Parekowhai Titoki. My grandafther married again and is now buried beside his second wife in Waiohau, Whakatane. I am also seeking connection to relations that were involved with WW1 from his side of the whanau too.

I would appreciate any feed back

Posted : 18 February, 2005 2:13 pm
pearlau OWC
Active Member

Tena Koe Tiaa

As a starting point for searching whanau/tupuna check out the below site.


When you search for a tupuna who only has one name, put that name in the surname box as that is how you find tupuna with one name only.

The best way to confirm where a whanau is from is through the Maori Land Court (MLC) records, as land is usually inherited through whakapapa and blood.

Good luck

Posted : 20 February, 2005 8:05 am
Trusted Member

Kia ora Tiaa,

Another place you could try could be the [url="http://www.cwgc.org/cwgcinternet/search.aspx"]Commonwealth War Graves Commission[/url] who have the records for those who died in both World Wars. The information is quite good, giving where they were buried and quite often their parents.

Nau te raurau,
Naku te raurau,
Ka ora ai nga tangata!
Together we will get there!

Posted : 26 February, 2005 2:11 am
Active Member

tena koe
Their were several of the Ngatai whanau who did go to ww2

most descend from Hoani Ngatai, and his sisters and Brothers

Posted : 29 November, 2005 10:49 pm
Active Member

The Kahaki, Mitchel, Horua, Raroa, Kaa, Tuhoro,
are some of the family Names as for WW1 the old diggers i can make enquiries My Grand Mother was Materia Ngatai

I did know Peta Ngatai , I knew two of his children were Joe and Reg good luck in your search Cheers

Posted : 29 November, 2005 10:55 pm
Inanahi OWC
New Member

Hello Evey,
You must be my cousin. We have met as children. Yes Arapeta Ngatai was our grandfather. A chance letter from my white Aunty has brought me here. I will try to contact you personally. I think I remember you as... O I will email you privately!

Barbara... I call myself Babs on internet

Posted : 09 June, 2007 3:53 am
Active Member

Hey Cuz
This is one of Mickey's Daughter. Kiri. Im the one who whangai Priscilla, we are still down here Wellington. Here my email address maria_ngatai@hotmail.com Can you fill in the missing gaps??
Who are my Grandparents? And Koro sibling names etc basically anything you have, that will futher my knowledge on completing my whakapapa.
You probably are aware that my dad was a private man. And got nowhere when i seek for this infor... Cause he knew very little..
Regarding to this side of the Whanau.
I look forward hearing from you.

Edited by - MaNaWaH1n3 on Oct 25 2007 2:41:04 PM

Posted : 25 October, 2007 2:19 pm