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Kia ora .
i replied recently to a post about the kepa whanau in Mangere..I can't seem to find that posting again.
This is what i have found out about my own history..
my grandfather Kaora Tamanui..did indeed take his mothers maiden name
but his name is originally Kaora Kepa.
The whare kai at Turangawaewae was named after him for services rendered during the building of the marae and was apparently one of the original rowers on the Tainui in those early days.
Him and his brothers (unclear on who they were)..started a band called
rat, skin and bones...my grandfather was Kiaore (of course the rat).
We grew up thinking our poppas name was Kiaore Tamanui.He took his children out of the waikato area and moved to auckland.
However, we were disowned by poppa because our mother married a foreigner (Chilean) and to add salt to the wound..my dads whanau were all living in Moerewa.
Tena koe StubbornForgey,
I think you may be talking about my posting re:Te Whanau Keepa. My mother's mother is a Keepa from the Whanganui River. My Kuia's name is Ka'urangi Te Waewae Keepa and she is a direct descendant of Rangihiwinui Keepa also known as Major Kemp. He was born and died in Whanganui and is buried at Putiki Marae. Keepa is a huge whanau and it wouldn't surprise me if the Keepa all over Aotearoa are all related anyway. Thankyou for replying to my topic and yes your opinion does count dammit!!!!! I'm having a bit of a kata here. Take care e hoa.
Tena koe whanau
I noticed your whanau surname. Not sure if you knows or heard of my great grandmother been trying to trace her side for long time. I feels useless to find her whanau. Her name is materoa keepa. Last I saw her, she use to lived at paeroa when I was 7yrs old. Her son was my grandfather peta karu (harawira)
Tena koe huia bird
re your keepa connection to Paeroa.This is my hometown and I grew up with the Keepa family in Paeroa during the 1950's, 1960's. The youngest today is about 50 years young. Bill Keepa the father had two sons and I think three daughters.Bill keepa,s wife Moana is still living in Paeroa today. I also know the Karu family.
yes there is a st in paeroa named after bill keepa..
They were a pretty wealthy family.. (the ones i knew in Mangere were anyways) and veryyyyyyyyy beautiful.
And thank you for the reply ..it goes to show just how helpful this site is ..so far em in talks with a couple of whanau i never knew existed.
kia ora stubbornforgey, i don't know whether it'll help,but,my ex is a kepa from taneatua, te teko ruatoki, his father was eruera kepa, son of koro kepa(that's all i knew him as) koro had 6 wives? survived a couple of them, divorced a few so i heard, had heaps of kids. later found out that my ex father in law was actually a hughes from Whakatane? don't know how that came about but i hope it helps
Tena Koe whanau?
I too am a direct descendant of
Te Keepa Rangihiwinui O Putiki Marae and his parents were Tangaru raua ko Rere o maki.
I come from the 2nd wife and her name was Herena.
She was bought back to Tuwharetoa area, and had her baby, whom she named Wahinekino she in turn married Hohepa Patumoana.
They in turn had a son called Tahi and he married Mootu.
They in turn had a son called Te Raroa he had met my mother and had 2 daughters.
Te Raroa had a 2nd mariage and had 17 more children.
My name is Te Waiti Barbara Taniora.
I have been to Putiki Marae twice, the first times was when I was on the protest site for Pakaitore, and again when I went to look for my koro who had been buried for a 100 years to the day, and guess what? koro had lead me straight to him via a whistle that only I could hear.
Arohanui ki a koe?
And yeah! (Our opinion does count)