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My husbands grandmother is a Rangitaawa married a Reihana, from the Maniapoto region you can contact Otewa Marae, Otorohanga and see if they have a contact number for a Kaumatua Ben Rangitaawa he is the one to contact in regards to the Rangitaawa whanau Whakapapa.
I hope this has been helpful and bid you good luck on your quest!!
My nephew is a Rangitaawa, his mother being my sister and his dad being Don Rangitaawa. The Rangitaawa whanau are from Otorohanga, as the last postee mentioned. Don's sister, Marilyn compiled the Rangitaawa Whanau Reunion Book a few years back, and I found it well presented, showing various whakapapa lines from Moutere Rangitaawa's descent back to a his tipuna, and Moutere's uri. I had it on loan, but handed it back to my nephew. Maybe their Marae is the best contact for their whakapapa. I can't seem to find my photocopied whakapapa at this moment of the Rangitaawa Whanau [extracted from the Reunion Book].
All the best on your search!
Tena koe e Beatrice,
As I mentioned in my previous posting, the Rangitaawa Whanau Reunion Book compiled by Marilyn was well presented, included in it was alot of photos of their and your tipuna. I may have to pay a visit to my nephew to see if there were photos of Ngatata & Kahutanga Rangitaawa [I don't doubt there were photos of your grandparents in the reunion book as there were plenty of photos included].
Barring that, I might have to get a contact address or phone # to Marilyn via my ex brother-in-law, Don Rangitaawa [Marilyn's brother] for you.
Will keep you posted Beatrice.
Ma te wa,
The First post I see is by Whanau 😛
I am only new to this site, I live in Australia and do not know much about my Whanau, Iwi etc.
I am of the Morgan Whanau in Otorohanga who is also related to the Rangitaawa Whanau. We still have whanau in Sangro Cres and they still keep in touch with as much Whanau as possible.
If you are still unable to find the information you need, I will ask my Aunty Temamae (Vivian) Morgan, as she knows alot of the Whanau and helps us all out alot :o)
It has taken me this long to answer to all of your questions and answers. Havent been the best, and the weather has been playing havoc up this ways: computer problems etc you name it, too much. On the ball now.
keep the contacts open please. I am going to venture down those ways again, on my way home to Taranaki. Until then, keep up the tapping.
Matire Barrett(nee Rangitaawa)was my great great great grandmother,for another way to find more information is through the Barrett Whakapapa titled ? Caroline Te Maawe, Ngati Te Maawe.I would share information,but after 3 years or more,my whakapapa is still being borrowed.Im sure we have whanau out there who could share there copy with you.