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Finding my Marae and Iwi  


New Member
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 4
02 February, 2017 6:27 pm  

Ok, hi everyone! Please put me in my place if I am offending anyone/culture. I am just learning about my culture and ancestors.
It is my 80 year old Mum's wish to visit her ancestors Marae before she departs this earth but here is the problem. I started researching last year and didn't click the "notify me of a reply" button so thought no one could help me...got that bit sorted now and have two very kind people help me out!
So my ancestors are Wi Kingi Te Awhitu born in 1801 and Died 1882. He married Pirihira Matangi...born 1812 and died 1897. I believe that Wi Kingi Te Awhitu is from the Te Ati Awa but I have absolutely no idea on how I would go about finding the Marae of either of them. Wi Kingi Te Awhitu is my GGG Grandfather. I believe his parents go by the names of Piko and Tuturaumaiawa but surnames are unknown. Sorry I can't give you any more information. I look forward to any advice anyone is willing to give me.
Thank you very much, I do know that if I get some info my Mum is going to be very happy 🙂

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Joined: 9 years ago
Posts: 42
15 March, 2017 9:38 am  


Highlight all of the above phrase and right click mouse to access this site which gives a good range of downlines for Pirihira Matangi. Type her name in the "person to find" box on the top right hand side of screen

MrsRickP liked
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Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 1
31 July, 2018 8:12 am  

Hi my name is shayla vavia i was born and raised in Tokoroa and am 30 yrs old. I am trying to find what iwi I belong to. My father is maori and I know very little of him. I know that his name is Jimmy Andrian wilson. He had/has a cousin/sister named jackie wilson that lived/lives on Papanui street tokoroa. My mother's name was Marenga Vavia. That is all I have for now. If there is anyone that can help it would be much appreciated. .

Trusted Member
Joined: 17 years ago
Posts: 584
04 September, 2018 11:08 pm  

Kia ora @shayvavia88

It would be best if you go to the Iwi Hapu Marae Forum and create a new post with the title

WILSON, Jimmy Andrian: Looking for Iwi 

Then copy and post what you wrote above into that.

This way your request does not get missed by being in this topic and people will be able to see the name straight away.

Good luck 🙂

Nau te raurau,
Naku te raurau,
Ka ora ai nga tangata!
Together we will get there!