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TAIMANA/DIAMOND, Ben - Hokianga
Nukutawhiti (abt 1054 AD) Arrival of Ngatokimatawhaorua and Mamari Waka from Tahiti
Taurakitepo (Abt 1250 AD Arrival of Mataatua Waka from Raro Tonga)
Tauramoko (Rangatira o Ngapuhi) + Hauangiangi (daughter of Puhi)
=Rahiri + Ahuaiti (from Mahuhukiterangi Waka)
=Ruakiwhiria + Taurapoho
Patuaranui (signed declaration of Independence for Te Uri o Hua)
Paratene Te Ripi (Tohunga no Kaikohekohe - Te Uri o Hua)
Wiremu Hongi Te Ripi (Tohunga Whakapapa no Kaikohe)
=Te Atawhai WiHongi + Merekirihi Kerepeti
=Waimate Wihongi + Moengaroa 'Rosie' Taimana
=Ben Taimana (raised by Taimana whanau after Moengaroa death at the age of 19
Waimate Wihongi later married Te Ahua Wynyard Henare
and together had 21 children who are the Wihongi whanau from Awarua about 10kms from
Pakotai where the Taimana whanau are from
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