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TE AWA, Kiritipa
Tena Koe Te Koroi,
You can ring me on: 027 424-1978 for any awhi.
My grandfather Matawahine Tame Te Awa was a younger brother of Kiritipa Te Awa. I grew up with our late aunty Norma Fenton's children; cousins Jackie, Hazel, Eddie Boy, Dolly, Shane, and Selwyn. I knew cousies Ike and Marsh Moa also who were the late aunty Kura's sons.
My late mum was Ariana Alice Te Awa. Get in touch whanaunga!
Na Hohaia [Joey] Hakaraia.
Tena koe Joey Hakaraia,
Saw your posting, used to play for a rugby league team called Te Awa Cougars from Kelston West Auckland. The whanau that we played for in the 90's names are all mentioned above. Tom and Ethel Parker were the organisers in those times. They have a son named after your tupuna's brothers Kiritipa. At that time they were one of the hottest teams out west. I also am related to the people out at Matagirau my uncle and aunt were Leo and Tilly Bowman or Pomana. Ngati Kawau ne...anyways had to post after seeing the name, used to sing songs about that person Kiritipa. Respected hard out west....koina Joey...a te wa...Dan Paratene....