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kaween kesh
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29 January, 2012 2:59 am  

Any info at all regarding my grandparents would be greatly appreciated. As they both died around the age of 40 and left behind 8 sons, 1 being my father who died at the same age, as my parents seprated whilst I was still in nappies, this is all the info I have to go on. Their sons are Harry,Phillip,Ronnie(charles),Taru,Andrew(my dad,deceased),Reggie(reginald),Kimmy,Chrissy(christopher) KARAITIANA. As they were all young when their parents passed there isnt much info on my grandparents,I do not know anything about my grandfathers parents or if he has siblings, he had meant to have been from Christchurch and moved up to the North Island and then also has Iwi affiliations to Ngati Kahungungu, where my Grandmother Lucy descends from is Ngati Kahu ki Whaingaroa,Waihapa Marae,Te Aeto raua Ko Ngatirangimatamoemoe nga Hapu. any leads on to either of my grandparents siblings or anyone who knew them would be awesome.

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08 February, 2012 2:49 am  

Tena koe There are lots of Tepanias buried at Wahapa. Look in the Kaitaia ph book and you will find Tepanias in there. Also suggest you contact WaihapapaMarae .
Hope this helps . Kia kaha

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15 May, 2012 7:40 pm  

If i am right the Karaitianas are also from Tuahiwi in the south island. there is an extensive history of Ngai Tahu whanau moving up through the east coast to the far north.