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Tena koe Geenie,
nga mihi. My Great Grandmother, Tawhakirangi, was married to Toko. Toko's mother was Pinepine of the Ngati Kuri, Ngati Te Paenga people of Ruatahuna.
I am of the Te Kaawa whanau of Ruatahuna - Toko Rua is a Great Grandfather to me.
The book 'Mihaia' written by Judith Binney would also be a good resource for you to research.
Otherwise make contact, I'll be glad to help
Kia ora kia koe Tuahine, Firstly I am a descendant of the Koroua Rua Kenana, My grandfather was Mauherehere Rua whom till he died was the caretaker for the marae at home in Tuapo! Ae and as Arapeta Te Rire was saying yes her information is correct! Who is your Taane! It would be good to make contact with whanau thats for sure! Hope you get back to me soon!!
Kia ora u should be using his whole name its tokoponamu shawty
n yeah u should cruz back to matahi if u wanna learn a lil bit more
bout our whanauif im wrong bout his name been tokoponamu then there mus have being two tokos n tha rua clan
Edited by - Midnight on Sep 01 2005 2:39:44 PM
Tena koe Midnight,
Tautoko tou korero, however, my Kuia, Tawhakirangi, who was married to Toko never referred to him as Tokopounamu. NO there was only one Toko who was the second eldest son of Rua Kenana & Pinepine. E hoa I think you had better return home to Matahi. Our sister here is doing a wonderful job researching about our Tipuna Toko. Maybe a trip to Maungapohatu & Ruatahuna would also be helpful to broaden your horizon about Toko e hoa. Nga mihi.
Thank you all so much for all your help and all your posts, it is much appreciated.
Last yeat I read a book about Rua Kenana written by Peter Webster, The book is called Rua and the Maori Millenium. It is very enlightening, and the author actually met Rua's last wife before she passed, it is an awesome book if you ever come across it.