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j.hetaraka370 OWC
New Member

Kiaora Whanau
Ko Jasmine Hetaraka toku ingoa.
Ko Nga Puhi toku iwi.
I am searching for my pepeha and whakapapa but I'm finding it really difficult. This is what I know so far so please, if you can add anything It would be greatly appreciated!
My Father is Wickcliff (Wiki) Henare Hetaraka Born: 01.11.1957 in Kawakawa. He is the youngest of 19 children who grew up in Auckland. He then moved to Southland and had us three kids.
His Father was Haukaha Hetaraka Born: 1914 in Rawhiti, Died 10.10.1964. He married Mona Louisa Ponga Hetaraka (nee, astle) Born: 14.09.1919, Died 06.08.1986.
My fathers grandfather & grandmother were Wairepa Hetaraka Born: 1881, Died 1954 and Huirua Mihiora Hetaraka (nee Mcneil) Born?, Died 14.09.1979. Really hope somone can help me!

Posted : 25 September, 2006 5:17 pm
Active Member

Kia ora. My husband's grandmother was a Hetaraka, born and raised in Clevedon (Akld), not far from Kawakawa Bay. I have visited the urupa in Clevedon and met alot of the Hetaraka whanau who are really widespread throughout NZ. If you know any local whanau in the Clevedon area,they may be able to assist. Good Luck.

Posted : 10 October, 2006 1:12 pm
Sugababie OWC
New Member

Kia Ora,
My mother in law is from Ngati Hine her name is Miringa Tamihana nee Hetaraka born 1935. I'm unsure who her parents are but some of her siblings are Rebecca, Phillip and Wallace that still carry the Hetaraka name. Wallace is a well known carver up north and Carmen Hetaraka is a Community orientated sort of a guy for Ngatiwai and Ngati Hine. He is also well known in the northland region.
Uhm yeah that's bout as much as I know.
Good luck anyways!

Posted : 28 March, 2008 11:45 pm
rangaunu OWC
New Member

Kia Ora Whannaunga,

I was brought up with some Hetaraka Whanau from Whatuwhiwhi in the Far North. Cedric(Tupu)Hetaraka who married Maraea (nee Nathan) Hetaraka. Tupu had 2 brothers Mu and Peri (Fred). Mu lived most of his life in Te Kao while Fred I think lived mostly in Auckland. There is a book out there at the moment "Te Whanau Moana" written by Mccully Matiu which might be of hepl.

Kia Ora

Posted : 29 March, 2008 7:37 pm
Teowai OWC
Active Member

Kia Ora,

My Koro Whare Hiku may be able to help you. He has been a valuable resource. If you message me i'll give you his phone number. He lives in Pukekohe.

Posted : 30 March, 2008 12:39 am
New Member

Hi there, my family name is Hetaraka from nga tai tamaki, you can try to message Hera hetaraka on Facebook for information about our family 🙂

Posted : 13 January, 2019 5:38 am