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I'm a Ngarotata but am just wandering if someone can clarity the Nuitone / Newton relationship as I haven't heard of this before within the family & could be why I am possibly not getting very far with my research.
My dad is a Ngarotata from Ongarue and as I understand still has a lot of family in Ongarue / Otorahanga & Taumaraunui.
Any help would be appreciated.
My great-grandfather was Te Wharangi Newton-Ngarotata. Mostly his tamariki will use Newton-Ngarotata, though some have taken either of the names. But all still one whanau. I will have a koorero to my mama and get the clarity you need and holla back at ya. Email me: email@example.com
Kia Ora Tuwairua,
I havent seen your father for many years Im not even sure hes still alive. Your sister Joanne stayed with me for a few days but this was over 25 years ago. What I can tell you is that you are the Greatgrandson of Teremana Newton and Ameria Materori Mahikai. Your Great-great grandfather Wetini Mahikai was a Ngati Koata Chief he was also of - Ngati Mahanga. If you would like to find your whakapapa go to Poihakena Marae in Raglan and you will see it on the Granite Monument in the Urupa. The Waretini family are also Newtons. The name was never Nutana or any variation of that. Teremana Newton was the anglo maori son of John Clement Newton an Englishman who brought land in Auckland. The suburb of Newton and Newton Road was named after him. I hope this Helps