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Tahimarae Wharenui KIINGI (aka Kingi) & Heeni Honi HIKA (aka Hone Hika)
I am looking for any information regarding my great-grandfather Tahimarae Wharenui Kiingi. 1902-1972. Ngati Maniapoto/Ngati Rangimahora, Hapu - Apakura, Marae-Kahotea.
He was married to Heeni Honi Hika (aka Heeni Hone Hika) 1889-1981 of Ngati Kauwhata, Hapu - Hinepari, Marae - Kauwhata (near Feilding).
I have been told that he came down from Waikato and helped establish Kauwhata Marae at Awahuri/Feilding but am sure that there is some confusion here as Kauwhata Marae is older than he is!
Their oldest son Waka (1920-2004) was my Koro
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by - reetah on Nov 16 2007 7:15:16 PM