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Wi PERE & Peka KEREKERE cousins?
I am trying to establish how:
[b]Wi PERE[/b](Halbert)(Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki and Rongowhakaata) (s/o Thomas HALBERT and Riria MAUARANUI) and
[b]Peka KEREKERE[/b] (chief of the Aitanga-a-Mahiki tribe ) (s/o Matenga Ruta KEREKERE and Mereana Wero AHIAHI) of Gisborne were related. I have seen an article where it mentions they were cousins, were their mothers sisters?
The same applies to:
Chief of the Ngaitai tribe, [b]Wiremu Tutahuarangi KINGI te Kawau[/b] of Opotiki,
whose granddaughter Tahua KINGI, married one of Peka KEREKERE's sons, Wiremu Peka Karauria KEREKERE.
Wiremu Tutahuarangi KINGI was also said to be related to Wi PERE but not sure how?
Any help to solve the mystery would be much appreciated.
Tena koe Jewelz,
Try contacting Dorothy Duindam (nee Hayes), a descendant of Hami Kingi elder brother of Tahua. Email: Dorothy.Duindam@xtra.co.nz Our tupuna, Wiremu Kingi Tutahuarangi of Torere, was of Ngaitai, Whakatohea, Te Whanau-A-Apanui, Ngati Awa and Rongowhakaata descent.