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PARINGATAI, Hikhiki. Whanau research
Kia-ora I'm trying to trace my grandmothers roots. I don't have a lot of information but what I do have will hopefully put me in the right direction etc. She was born as Hikihiki Akanihi Paringatai and as far as I know she only had one full brother. I do not know his birth name and only met him twice before he passed away. His name was Stone Paringatai. She also had lot's of half siblings and although I don't know any of their names I do know that their last name was Wanoa. My nan's whanau is from the Te araroa area and I think she has a cousin still living up there called Jape We also has whanau on Matakana Island( my grandfather's side). She married my koro Joseph Biddle Smith and had the following children with him; my dad Johnathan(Bub), Joseph(Fish), Claude(Scum), Rose, Steph, Nigel(nig), James(Bull)they all live in Matawai these days Unfortunately my nan passed away a couple of years back and I never got the chance to ask her about her parents, brothers and sisters etc.
Any info on the Paringatai/Wanoa whanau from Te-Araroa would be much appreciated.