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TAURA, Mere or WHANGANUI, Moerangi  


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01 April, 2011 1:30 pm  

We lost connection with our kui who later on moved to Taranaki & had other families. It appears she is kui to the Tamati whanau. Would like to know more about Mere including her parents.

She has brothers and sisters from the Maunganui o teao in the Waimarino south of our Maunga Ruapehu. The people of this area are known as Uenuku, Patutokotoko, Ngati Maringi, Tamakana, Ngati Rangi o Paerangi.

Some of her descendants whanau names living here are ;
Makatea - Raukawa
Moke - Te Oro(Ti Oro) - Bishop
Tonihi - Te Iwimate - Hiroti - Renata
Winiata - Kakahi - Wairea - Wallace - Haitana
Kara(maene) - Rihia - Chadwick - Ponga - Ashford - Hapuku
Waho - Taura - Phillips(Piripi) - Rongonui(Te Whitu)

These are big families and not all names have been mentioned

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21 April, 2012 4:11 pm  

I've been doing research on Harcourt Richard Aubrey, the first Magistrate of Whangarei, and hit up on the name you mention in the family tree at the bottom of this page:

If this is the same person, it appears her mother was Ua Rewa, and her father most likely Harcourt Aubrey.

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16 July, 2012 12:15 pm  

Looking for any information about "Ngati Maringi" from Manganui-o-te-Ao. Disregard my panui and to those who helped nga mihi.

Pirihira Wrathall
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13 March, 2019 10:46 pm  

Tena koe 'clivet'

I am one of many descendants of Mere Moerangi Taura here in Taranaki.

She had 3 three marriages/alliances here.

1. Harcourt Richard Wynne Aubrey, we descend from their son Tamati Whanganui Aubrey.

Tamati married Hinemaire and had 8 eight children

Uatoahu, Kiringaua, Pohatoa, Henare (our grandfather), Penina, Pehimana,  Pikatorere and Takaterangi.


2. Whatitiri Whatitiri

They had Te Morere who married Moari

They had 1 one daughter

Ruihi (Lucy)

3. Heta Wairakau Te Kauri 

There was no issue.

 Naku iti noa nei, na Pirihira 

Pirihira Wrathall
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13 March, 2019 10:50 pm  

Re:- Seven of Tamati Whanganui Aubrey's children used his 1st name for our whanau surname. One used 'Aubrey'