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kia ora hohaia 2 im researching my grandfathers side as well my grandfather Keremete Tehira married Ani Ruawai taipari heihei and his father was Mataika Tehira who married Keti just from looking at ur post im hopin u can confirm if u might know more.
or didnt think to look up mataika as last name and im hoping im on the right track
Your grandfather Keremete is a son of Te Hira Mataika and his second wife Keti Tipene.
Keremete takes his surname from his father's first (Christian name) name as they did in those days.
Keti Tipene is the daughter of Tipene Kere (alias Tipene Keremete) and Maata Hau.
You can see where your grandfather's first name comes from.