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Ratakaia OWC
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Kiaora Whanau: I am finding out any information about my Grandfather who is of Tainui desent (Kawhia), he moved with his brother to the Hokianga, his brother returned to the Waikato. As for my grandfather he married our grandmother Ruhia Matiu from Whangape Hokianga. They both had three sons and two daughters. Their names are Dick, Barney, Jacob, Mereana, and Riperata (Polly Ratahi)my mother who married TeRuia Ratahi from Te Hapua.

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Posted : 25 June, 2007 10:46 pm
P.Taitimu OWC
(@p-taitimu-owc)
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Your grnd dad was called Tekereme who married Ruhia .Both lie in Pawarenga.there eldest son is my dad,Dick,his birth name is Eruera Tiki who married Dolly Catherine Abraham from Waihou they had 6 kids .Mum was comonly called Taari or Rahima.Barney,was Pirini ,he had no kids but was married twice but, had several adopted kids.Jacob ,Hakopa, married twice and has several kids.Mereana married George Poa they had several kids Riperata had no kids of there own but raised two boys,Thomas unknown whereabouts and Patrick who died 1 year ago.Hope this helps. Will supply MORE IF YOU NEED IT.

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Posted : 27 February, 2008 7:56 pm
P.Taitimu OWC
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Your grnd dad was called Tekereme who married Ruhia .Both lie in Pawarenga.there eldest son is my dad,Dick,his birth name is Eruera Tiki who married Dolly Catherine Abraham from Waihou they had 6 kids .Mum was comonly called Taari or Rahima.Barney,was Pirini ,he had no kids but was married twice but, had several adopted kids.Jacob ,Hakopa, married twice and has several kids.Mereana married George Poa they had several kids Riperata had no kids of there own but raised two boys,Thomas unknown whereabouts and Patrick who died 1 year ago.Hope this helps. Will supply MORE IF YOU NEED IT.

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Posted : 27 February, 2008 8:03 pm
P.Taitimu OWC
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I did not no Riperata had a daughter.She was known to us as PAARI that is Riperata was.I will continue digging.Tena koe

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Posted : 28 February, 2008 7:30 pm
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