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Pikitia o Wiremu Netana PANAPA
Kia ora Panapa whanau,
PANAPA, Wiremu Netana 1898 - 1970
Bishop Wiremu Netana Panapa, known affectionately as Barney, was the second bishop of Aotearoa. He was born in Ahikiwi, north of Dargaville, on 7 June 1898. Panapaâ€™s grandfather, Panapa Hohapata, of Ngati Ruanui, was captured during one of Ngati Whatuaâ€™s battles in Taranaki in the late 1820s and was taken to Northland. He later married Ngatowai Teao Mamaku of Ngati Whatua and settled at Ahikiwi; Ngatowai was also called Ripeka Hohapata. Their son, Netana Te Kopa Panapa, a farmer, married Ngapeka Mereana (Marion) Maihi of Te Rarawa and Ngati Kahu; they had 12 children. Wiremu, their fourth child, was baptised as Wiremu Pepene; he later changed his name to Wiremu Netana, after his father. Ngapeka, also known as Mereana, worked assiduously to protect Maori customs and traditions but was also active in the church.
Click on here to see pikitia and read more korero on Wiremu Netana PANAPA. Scroll down the page once you have clicked on this site to read more. The little photo that is next to his, is his whakapapa tree, click on it to view his whakapapa.
Noho ora mai.
Edited by - Ira on Feb 17 2007 1:52:43 PM