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Waaka (Walker) whakapapa
Kia Ora whanau, my name is Lionel Inia-Edmonds and i descend from Tainui, Ngapuhi, Taranaki & now just recently Ngati Kahungungu/Ngati Porou ancestry. I am trying to find out information regarding my biological grandfathers whakapapa the waaka whanau and his name is Rangimarie Waaka. As my mother was adobted out by birth and her blood whanau are not willing to help out i have no choice but to ask the wider maori world to help me in my search. The only information i have regarding his whakapapa is that he or his parents are from wairoa hawkes bay/east coast. And his father's name is Tame Waaka (Walker). On his Grave stone on taupiri maunga (Tainui) he has the name Emmanuel in large writting which stands out.
If anyone has information regarding the Waaka whakapapa please let me know. Thank you
There is a distinct Waaka Linage up there in the Mid North Island.I cannot remember the Marae but I think it was Napier. If You ring
Kahungunu and ask for Miss Wong,she knows the Te Tai Whenua
people to contact.There is a Waaka connection in Arowhenua,but I know nothing of its origin. Terry Ryan in the Ngai Tahu Whakapapa
Unit may be able to assist You there.Good luck inyour journey.