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TAIWHANGA, Rawiri or Hirini
I have been researching my whakapapa and have come across Taiwhanga in my whakapapa. I also note that Rawiri Taiwhanga[m] married Mata Rawa [Te Arawa]and had 7 children. He also married Mary[f] who was his second wife, and I am also interested in finding out who the issue of his second marriage could be. If anyone has any information I would be grateful.
Go and browse over Tania's [a.k.a. kitayz] website. She has done exhaustive research on Rawiri Taiwhanga and his descendants. You may find it very helpful.
Kia ora whanau,
We have a photo in our marae, which I believe is Hirini Taiwhanga. We have a situation where his photo is in the wrong place and not quite sure how to fix without offending anybody. My tupuna is Hirini Te Awe, we've been having difficulties tryin to find any information on him, but there's a photo of him in our marae, I studyied this photo and found the same photo on the net, belonging to Hirini Taiwhanga. Whanau, please give me some advise on how to return a treasured toanga to the rightful kaitiaki.
Kim Te Keepa Rata Te Awe