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funnymoney OWC
New Member

im related to a chief winiata, from the 1800's
was he from northern tribes?

coz im from dunedin, just wondered what iwi he was from
coz if i can prove my whakapapa, i could register.. how phat!
someone in my ancestry married the sister of a chief, (chief winiata) so her father would have been a chief also.

any one know of what iwi , a chief winiata would have been with?

get sick of being called bro, with out knowing my roots to back it up

Posted : 02 March, 2008 4:09 am
Active Member

Our Winiata is from the Taihape area from the 1800's, he does have descendants in Dunedin. Don't know bout the Northern ones though.

Posted : 09 March, 2008 12:57 pm
Nani OWC
Eminent Member

Winiata is synonomous with the Otaki area of the Ngāti Raukawa iwi. Theres a lot of research available & you could start with emailing Dr Whatarangi Winiata who IS Te Wānanga o Raukawa. He is also the President of the Māori Party.
Good luck!

Posted : 19 March, 2008 6:52 pm
Active Member

My partner's grandmother was a Winiata from Otaki and we would have known if her brother/s was a chief for as far as we know of. She would be a Great, Great Grandmother to our mokopuna.

Posted : 19 March, 2008 11:14 pm
Active Member

Kia Ora funnymoney, I thought I met you b4, (like I mean on here), well no we have not yet come across a Chief Winiata yet, not that I've made any enquires since then.

Posted : 19 March, 2008 11:34 pm