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kah OWC
(@kah-owc)
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Hi there

My name is Kiri Hemana (nee Fox). My grandmother was Te Huinga Pani (Sue)FOX from Waipiro Bay, my grandfather was Merch Rangihuna from Te Araroa. I never met my grandfather but would like to know about him and all the whanau from Te Araroa. If you can fill in the gaps for me and my children I would really appreciate it.

Kiri

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Posted : 22 September, 2004 2:48 pm
artecwoman OWC
(@artecwoman-owc)
Active Member

Kia Ora Kiri,

My dad was from Te Araroa also and he was a Kahaki I also didnt know any of my fathers family my grandfather was Anaru and my nan was Materae Kahaki I remember him talking about the Fox family being related to us but being so young at the time I never took any notice until it was to late so keep searching and never give up through this way we may find our lost loved ones.

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Posted : 30 September, 2004 10:14 pm
poutokomanawa
(@poutokomanawa)
Trusted Member

Kia ora kah,

Here is a url with lots of Rangihuna whanau listed, so maybe if you contact the site they will be able to help you.

http://www.manueljose.org.nz/joseph/joseph_a.html

Good luck - Kia Kaha

Nau te raurau,
Naku te raurau,
Ka ora ai nga tangata!
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Together we will get there!
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Posted : 27 October, 2004 4:19 pm
jay78 OWC
(@jay78-owc)
New Member

Kia ora, my grandparents are Wiparaire & Merkaraka Rangihuna. They passed away way before I was born though. I grew up in Te Araroa and know alot of the Rangihuna whanau. I have heard my uncles & aunties mention a Merch, I think he's their cousin. Next time I talk to my mum I'll ask if she knows Merch Rangihuna, she's probably bound to!

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Posted : 26 November, 2004 3:19 pm
rangipiwari OWC
(@rangipiwari-owc)
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Tena Koe Kah

My mother is Hine Kapohanga Aorangi McLean, her mother is Te reremoana Rangihuna (aka Bella) who married Eparaima McLean. Nanny Bella's parents are Riwai Rangihuna and Merehini MacDonald.

There are alot of Rangihuna whanau from Te Araroa, Tikitiki, Rangitukia, Ruatoria and surrounding hapu, if you do a full search within this website you would come across more info on the Rangihuna whanau. Hope this can help.

Na
Kare Rangi

Edited by - rangipiwari on Mar 08 2006 4:09:25 PM

Edited by - rangipiwari on Jun 12 2006 4:48:45 PM

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Posted : 22 March, 2005 5:35 pm
walford OWC
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Kia Ora, my Grandparents were Merch rangihuna and Rosamund Jean Walford. Father is John Lewis(Walford) who was raised in early years by his grandmother who was a brooking, but married to a walford. Confused? I am....would love to hear from any other whanaunga about the rangihuna side of the whanau. I have already met one of my cousins but didnt manage to stay in touch.

Shane Lewis (Walford/Rangihuna)

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Posted : 23 July, 2005 12:05 pm
Gotta Go OWC
(@gotta-go-owc)
New Member

Hi

He was my Grandfather, he had other children however was never a part of their childhood.. When he passed the children from my side attended his funeral...
Most of this side live in Wellington and Tikitiki
But were never really close to Merch's side..

🙂
GG

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Posted : 25 July, 2005 8:49 pm
poutuedwards
(@poutuedwards)
Eminent Member

If you manage to find the time, pop off down to your local library, and find anything written by Bob McConnell, local historian of Te Araroa, and you may discover something regarding the area and the Rangihuna whanau, there may be a photo...
1. Te Araroa: A History
2. Nga Kanohi o Rongomaitapui raua ko Hinerupe

There are others, but these two are a good place to start. My whanau distant rellies...
Kia Ora Cuz

peaceful regard
Jacqui

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Posted : 03 August, 2005 9:07 pm
dotnblk OWC
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Active Member

Kia Ora Whanau,

Merch Rangihuna is my paternal Great Grandmothers brother. Her name was Whakaara Katae nee Rangihuna from Te Araroa who married Bus Katae who was from Tiki (I think!!!). I'm interested to learn a lot more about my nanny as she played an important part in my fathers (Wiss Taare) up bringing and childhood. They lived in Tiki Tiki, but the Whanau I have spoken to about her only remember her vaguely. My siblings and I are interested in learning alot more about our Katae Whanau.

Dorothy Taare

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Posted : 31 August, 2005 11:00 am
Aubry OWC
(@aubry-owc)
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My gtgt grandaunt Alice Mataira (Dads side)was md to Wiremu Katene Paraire Rangihuna, must be related with that name aye. I am also related to Bob McConnell whose son Robyn has visited with me regarding my family (mothers side)he is currently in Ireland but I am in contact with him

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Posted : 29 October, 2005 10:26 pm
terei OWC
(@terei-owc)
New Member

Dear Kah,
Riwai Rangihuna-Mereheni (The parents)
The Children:

Rota Tipunakore Rangihuna -- The Son
Tamati (Tom)
Wi Paraire
Tiwana (Steve)
Michael (Murch)
John

NiiNi(Eva)-Half sister
Kararaina(The Daughter)
Whakaara Katae
Bella Huihui
TeAopare(Polly)Dewes
Tunoa Wanoa
Hariata Lynch (Sally)

You have so many whanaunga, I wouldn't know where to start. All RANGIHUNA are your whanaunga.
My name is TeRei Senio Murphy nee: Rangihuna and my dad was the son of the family.

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Posted : 03 November, 2005 9:43 am
vcooper OWC
(@vcooper-owc)
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Kia ora Kare,
My mother is Dawn Rangihuna, her father is Tiwana Rangihuna, her mother is Mererohi Brooking. All of my mother's brothers and sisters (17 of them) have black hair and brown eyes. I'm not sure who Riwai is though. I'll ask my mum and get back to you on that one. Papa (Tiwana)has lots of brothers and sisters who are, Murch (Michael), Rota (male), Wi (male), Te Aopare (female), Te Iripea (female), Te Puia (female), Sally (female), Polly (female) and a few others that I can't remember at the moment. If you want to know more about our whanau, please contact my uncle Hunu (Richard) Rangihuna or Koro Dewes, they're in the phone book in the Gisborne district.

Naku nei,

Na Vanessa
Tena Koe Kah

My mother is from Te Araroa, her mother was Te reremoana Rangihuna and her parents were Henerieta and Riwai Rangihuna. Most of Te Araroa is filled with Rangihuna whanau up there you can't miss them, blue eyes, blonde hair and freckles if they haven't got all three they have either one of these traits.

Hope this can help.

Nah
Kare Rangi
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Posted : 06 November, 2005 9:47 pm
vcooper OWC
(@vcooper-owc)
New Member

Kia ora Kiri,
I didn't know Murch, but my mum knew him well, he is her uncle. Her father is Tīwana who is Murch's brother. I know that Murch was living with my cousin Frances in Auckland quite a few years ago, well over 20 years, she may be able to fill in some spaces for you, she is a Maori Liaison officer at Victoria University in Wellington. Give her a call. Frances' father is Ben Rangihuna, my mother's brother. Good luck. Let me know how it goes.

Naku nei,

Na Vanessa

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Hi there

My name is Kiri Hemana (nee Fox). My grandmother was Te Huinga Pani (Sue)FOX from Waipiro Bay, my grandfather was Merch Rangihuna from Te Araroa. I never met my grandfather but would like to know about him and all the whanau from Te Araroa. If you can fill in the gaps for me and my children I would really appreciate it.

Kiri


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Posted : 06 November, 2005 9:54 pm
hearty nati OWC
(@hearty-nati-owc)
Eminent Member

yea ring aunty frances,she livin in poneke at the mo and she still workin for vic uni.

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Posted : 08 November, 2005 6:33 am
vcooper OWC
(@vcooper-owc)
New Member

Kia ora whanau,

Doe anyone know who Mary-Jane Kitty Taana is? She's from the Hawkes Bay and she has put in a claim to succeed my grandmother and grandfather's land shares back home. I found this information on www.courts.govt.nz/maorilandcourt/ panui/courtsittingsOctober.pdf

Can anyone enlighten me on who this person is and why she has applied to do this?

Naku nei,

Na Vanessa

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Posted : 13 November, 2005 12:51 am
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