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WATENE, Mandy (Ngati Maru)
Hi I am looking at tracing my family back to as far as I can possibly go
My great grandmother was Lena Brown of Gisborne
My grandfather was Philip Eddie Matene Watene
The rest of my family on my grandfathers side are all "Browns" he has a sister sissy, bubby, rua
My Father is Peter Robin Watene second eldest of six kids
before him was Sabrina, then Dad, Paul, Mark and John and Shelley
my father has 12 children all together
Philip steven John
Grant Richard Mark
My tribe is Ngati Maru of Matai Whetu, Waihou to Awa, Tikapa te Moana, Kaearenga te maunga, tainui te waka ( i think ) this may be wrong.
I have two children to Nathan Lloyd Ngaru(Healey of CHCH)and he is unsure if he is Ngati Maniapoto or not his father was a bit of a mystery
My children are Corey Neihana Ngaru and Jessica Amanda Ngaru
I have a third child Alex James Smith that simply has my lines in his blood. I believe that I have been linked through my grandfather to Matene Te Nga of Ngati Maru and am extremely interested in knowing as much as I can
Look forward to hearing from you