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HAKERE, Toriki (Pora, Porai)
I have been searching for information on my great grandmothers family for some time but find nothing but brick walls, any help would be appreciated. Although I believe her formal christian name was 'Toriki' I know for certain she was also referred to as 'Pora' and 'Porai'. She was married twice, initially to Watene Huka in Whakaki and then Waaka Taruna also in Whakaki. Toriki's father is Reupena Hakere and mother is Here Takau Harete. I believe that the whanau originates in Waikaremoana and links to Taupo but not 100% certain.
Thanks in advance.