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Kia Ora All.....Text

Can anyone help Im trying to find out where Ongaru is in New Zealand.
I had a phone call from B.D.M today with regards to a death certificate I requested.

They have told me that the person I have requested the certificate
for died in Ongaru.

I have done a search on the net and cant find it anywhere..

Anyone ideas???


Posted : 24 November, 2005 4:49 pm
manu_tekowhai@hotmail.com OWC
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Would it happen to be Ongarue?
If it is a mis- spelling. The Ongarue that I know of ,is around Taumaranui. Bennydale and Waimiha are also places around that area. I think you would call it the King Country. Hope that is some help. Good luck with your search.

Posted : 24 November, 2005 5:06 pm
Nani OWC
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It could be Oamaru in South Canterbury

Posted : 16 January, 2006 3:37 pm
Geraldine OWC
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the frist anwser you got from taumaranui there a river by that name call onarue theres about theres abaut four marae around that river two on the main road going north to tekuiti. theres two across the river .manu ariki , not to surer the name of the other

Posted : 03 October, 2006 11:53 am
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Kia ora,Ongarue is a small village south of Waimiha along the main trunk railway line and is north of Okahukura in the King Country just north of Taumarunui.

Posted : 07 October, 2006 1:26 pm
ipahau OWC
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There is a place called ONGARUE which is south of Taumarunui in the North Island. I do not know of a place called ONGARU however.

Posted : 07 October, 2006 2:30 pm
pono OWC
Eminent Member

Between the ongarue and retaruke waipa valley through the taumarunui and waimarino districts to whanganui.

Posted : 08 October, 2006 5:01 pm
Animags OWC
Active Member

Tena Koutou,
The Ongaru that I know of is associated with us here in Ngati Ngawaero (south of Te Awamutu in the Waikato region) depending on the date on the requested certificate, will possibly decide if in fact this is the Ongaru in question. Just a lil somethig to add to the kete. Hey gerealdine..I like your Avatar

Posted : 08 October, 2006 6:47 pm
maniapoto_jack OWC
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Ae kiaora Ngaawaero. There is a Ongarue and Ongaru, the Ongaru you are looking for is exactly where my friend above me said it is, close to Te Awamutu, in the old days it was a famous pa site and dwelling place of Ngaati Maniapoto. I dont know what is of it today, i hope this helps

Posted : 09 October, 2006 12:39 pm