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WIRIHANA / WILSON whanau: Up Gisborne or Waikato ways
Hunting for some whanau out there. My Gt Koro was Tawa Wirihana who married Haromi Poipoi. Their daughter Arawhita/Ani Wirihana was my nanny...she went on to marry Jack Pomana from Nuhaka. Arawhita had a brother called Teddy...looking for any whanau members.
Edited by - Y2ranga on Mar 16 2005 12:54:08 AM
Kia ora arohaa
At [url="http://www.maori.org.nz/papa_panui/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48&FORUM_ID=2&CAT_ID=2&Topic_Title=Pereniki%2FAmai++Whanau&Forum_Title=Finding+Whanau+%28Family%29"]this post[/url] by Ginseng at the Papa Panui is information about the Poipoi whanau.
Also, let us know if you can where the Wirihana whanau come from as I found an interesting korero about a Wirihana born at Paretitaha Pa in the early 1850s.
Edited by - poutokomanawa on Nov 20 2004 4:11:26 PM
Nau te raurau,
Naku te raurau,
Ka ora ai nga tangata!
Together we will get there!
Tena koe, Arohaa.
Back in the late seventies, one of my Houes Masters at Tipene was a George Pomana. I'm sure he told us he was from the coast.
The last i heard he was doing some pretty awesome stuff (Reo, Kapa Haka) at James Cook High in Manurewa. Whether he's still there or not, aua hoki.
Can always give them a bell, sure theyd awhi.
Kia kaha tonu.
Kia ora,Arohaa.Just bin havin' a korero with my sister in Gizzie and our grandmother,Ruahine Maata Te Kira nee Wilson is buried at Muriwai in Gisborne.Her mother was Katarina Horanga Wirihana.Still sussin' out my own whanau,my Pakeha side have a family tree but the Maori side have a family forest.Kia kaha,kia toa,kia mana wanui.
Kia ora Aroha
You mention the Poipoi whanau, I am the grandaughter of Sonia Poipoi, who is Pita Poipoi's daughter. Pita married Winnifred Maude Alderton. I think we were in touch via email about this but I wasn't sure it was the Pita Poipoi that was my nana's father. Hope this is of help to you, we must be related somewhere along the line, hehe. Feel free to email me at CPGA@slingshot.co.nz my email addy had changed since we last chatted.
I dont any of the Whakapapa of the Wirihana whanau but I know that their is some at Maurea Marae just by Rangiriri. If you want you could try to locate the Totorewa Whanau and try to get Nana Weka I heard that she was a Wirihana. I was told that there was 3 Wirihana brothers and they all separated, one stayed at Maurea and another went down south but I dont where the last brother went. Anyway I hope this is of good help to you.