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TE WHERU: Tipuna from Nga Puhi
I have found a piece of whakapapa tracing my Kahungunu,Whanau-a-Apanui whanau to Nga Puhi but only have a small segment of whakapapa to go on.
I am looking for the parents of Te Waha, Te Waihuka and Te Wheru (siblings)from Nga Puhi.
The whakapapa I have states that Te Waha descendents maybe from Kaikohe. Te Waihuka's descendents are the Te Tai, Maioha, Heke, and Puriri whanau from Kaikohe and Rawhiti.
Te Wheru had Te Awhi(w) who married Mauhikitia. Mauhikitia's parents are Tukawau and Muritere.
Te Awhi and Mauhikitia had Te Kauae and Hore/Hone Te Ngaua/ Hare Te Ngawa?.
The descendents of Te Kauae are the Tautari whanau from Orakei.
Descendents of Hare Te Ngawa are the Nepia whanau(my whanau from Nuhaka/Te Kaha), the Yorke whanau from Paihia, Winiama whanau from Karetu?,and Smith whanau from Auckland.
Any korero about these tipuna, whakapapa, hapu etc would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by - Hineaio on Apr 22 2005 4:36:11 PM
Tena koe Hineaio,
If you go to the www.familysearch.org you can try putting Waihuka, Waha and Wheru into the lastname (without the Te) and see if you can piece together any info from there. Likewise, you could also do a search for Mauhikitia as there is some info there. However, be aware that not all info in that site is accurate!
Another option would be to look in the links section of maori.org.nz in the Whakapapa / Whanau Sites and visit the Heke whanau sites. There are quite a few whanau sites, but once in the links section do a search for Heke and they will come up.
Good Luck and let us know how you get on
Nau te raurau,
Naku te raurau,
Ka ora ai nga tangata!
Together we will get there!
Kia ora Hineaio,
Te Waihuka is a descendant of the hapu of Ngai Tawake of Nga Puhi. Tangopo is a parent of Te Waihuka. Tangopo's sister is Te Pehirangi. Te Pehirangi is the mother of Te Hotete and the grandmother of Hongi Hika.
Mauhikitia is a descendant of Te Ngare Raumati whom married Te Awhi of Nga Puhi.
Email me for the rest.
Na Hohaia Hakaraia II