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Te Koopua Marae, Te Awamutu  

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maniapoto_jack OWC
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Kiaora e te iwi, i te tuatahi ka whakaatu mai ko wai au.
Ko Tainui te waka
Ko Kakepuku te maunga
Ko Waipaa te iwi
Ko Maniapoto te iwi
Ko Ngaati Ngaawaero te hapuu
Ko Te Koopua te marae

He uri ahau noo te whaanau Emery noo te marae o Te Koopua, i teenei waa e noho ana ahau ki Papaioea, he tauira au ki Massey University, ko teetehi o aku pepa mahi, he marae rangahau i tou ake marae, araa ko tooku marae ko Te Koopua. He uaua te hokinga atu ki te kaainga, kua moonehu hoki te nuinga o aku kaumaatua, maatau ai i ngeenei moohiotanga.

I was just wanting to know anything on my marae, anything at all pertaining to its history, when it was opened, its whakapapa, its storys etc...if you have any knowledge that you wish to share it would be much apreciated.

Maa te Atua too taatou manaaki, kia tau te rangamaarie!

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Posted : 04 April, 2006 2:17 am
Animags OWC
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Teena koe e te whanaunga,

He uri ahau noo te whaanau Tamaki i pakeke haere i te taha o to taaua marae ara ko Te Koopua. Ka koorero ahau ki ooku nei maatua, mo nga koorero hiitori o te waahi tupuna nei. No te mea i reira raaua me ooku matua tuupuna i nga waa i tipu ake i te marae. Kei te noho tonu raua hoki, i te taha o te waahi tupuna.
No reira teenei te mihi o ngaa mihi ki a koe e Ngaati Ngawaero.

Wow this is the reason why I love this site..I get to koorero with whanau I havnt met or whanau I havnt seen in donkeys.
Anyway please feel free to email me at
waihanga_apparel@xtra.co.nz and I can share what I know and what my whanau know also.
Ma te waa
na Ani

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Posted : 09 May, 2006 12:11 am
Hotutaua OWC
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why not share all in here, history is for evryone.
I herd it was first a mission station before the Land wars but across the river, theres a monument thier.

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Posted : 25 May, 2006 3:53 pm
tane_ariki OWC
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Tena koutou, a, he owha nui tenei ki ngoku whanaunga no runga ra.

He mea pai kia tomo mai korua ki roto i te papapanui, e kiia ana, ko te reo Rangatira, me te mea atu, ko te reo Maori.

Tena ano e hoa ma

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Posted : 25 May, 2006 7:22 pm
Kaye-Kaye OWC
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Kia Ora Koutou
Ae there is a monument to the Pakeha soldiers on maori land! The hughes whanau still live in the old whare not far from it. Gees its been that long ago since i was there, i remember as a child winge-n to go for a swim and being taken to the awa at the back of the marae and having a good ole kaukau it was really muddy brown and had a few fallin trees but it didnt stop me and my tuahine from swimming back and forth across the awa. I dont think I got the guts now!
Come on more korero whanau!

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Posted : 14 August, 2006 7:37 pm
maniapoto_jack OWC
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Kiaora e te whanaunga, how far from the marae is that monument to the pakeha soldiers. Last time i was there was about 3 months ago and yep the awa is still paru, they reckon its not safe to swim in there now. But the marae is still beautiful and our maunga. What whanau do you hail from?

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Posted : 15 September, 2006 11:17 am
Hotutaua OWC
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Theres a book called " Land of the Maniapoto" not sure of the author. Theres a bit of a korero about a mission station that was there and it was called Te Kopua. To get to the monument where the mission station was it is before the Kirkwoods homestead. They lived acroos the river from Te Koopua Marae, the only way to this monument is off the Kawhia Pirongi Rd , That Monument I saw was about the Mission station before Pakeha were asked to leave the King COuntry might be the same one Kaye kaye posted.

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Posted : 05 October, 2006 3:55 pm
Hotutaua OWC
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I just finnished reading the autobiography of Bishop Brain Tamaki of thee one and ony Destiny Churchs. the first 8 chapters are about his growing up in Te Awamutu and yes His hapu is Ngati Ngaawaero hapu and his marae is Te Koopua.

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Posted : 12 October, 2006 9:00 pm
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