2001 & 2002 archived manuhiri

kia ora kotou! good fortune and best wishes to ALL the whanau over the festive season and in the new year. miss you guys HEAPS N HEAPS. arohanui. shane sally and aaliya xxx
shane rickard
perth, the west island : Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 17:56:06 (NZDT)
Kia Ora WhanauJust a quick message to say have a very Happy Safe and Awesome Christmas and New Year.Aroha tino nui. J.J. and Whanau.jputtchee@xtra.co.nz is my address.
Jaye & Bryan Goldsmith & Whanau
Gisborne, New Zealand : Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 08:42:48 (NZDT)
Aunty Hine, just picked up your message on this fabulous website, along with a couple of other cousies. A happy christmas to you and Milton and also to all the Manuel Jose Whanau. Anthony, Georgina and Boys (yes, we are now in Melbourne. April is here on holiday with us). What is your email address? Email us at anthony.nelson@bigpond.com.au
Georgina Brown
Narre Warren, Melbourne, Australia : Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 22:45:45 (NZDT)
This is Hine Rickard of Gisborne, wife of the late Cooper Rickard. On behalf of our son Milton Thomas Rickard, we wish all the Jose whanau a merry christmas and a happy new year, God bless. Kia ora.
Hine Rickard
Gisborne, New Zealand : Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 20:15:29 (NZDT)
Hi Pauline, you can email me on: georginab2001@hotmail.com.
Georgina Brown
Narre Warren, Melbourne, New Zealand : Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 15:47:03 (NZDT)
To Cousin Pauline WinterKia ora, cous, I am Scarlet's daughter, Girlie (Uncle Mike's sister) brought me up. I thought you might be interested to know that we had a Hune and Kataraina Poi reunion back in 1994-1995. I don't know if you were there but we had a book printed up called "Fragrances of a Country Garden - A Collection of Memories of the Hune & Kataraina Poi Whanau". I"m not sure if you can get any more copies but you could try Gisborne Herald. My younger sister Gwenda might have some idea of whether you can get one or not. Try her at Tikitiki (06)8643.044. At dad's tangi the whanau discussed another reunion either next year or 2004 sometime. You could probably get in touch with Koro or June (Uncle Hone's boys) but I don't thinkk much more has happened since the funeral.
Georgina Brown
Narre Warren, Melbourne, Australia : Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 15:36:57 (NZDT)
granddaughter of Karaitiana Manuel,daughter of Te Oranoa greetings and best wishes to you all for xmas and the new year. kei te mihi atu ki nga whanau katoa Bob McConnell could you please contact me at maggie.whanau@xtra.co.nz
Makere Pani Margaret Hirini
napier, New Zealand : Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 15:50:32 (NZDT)
kia ora good to see a book up on the web like this one, manual jose is well known to everyone, kia kaha east coast ngati porou team go hard for 2003 !! be behind u all the way.
Terina Mcclutchie
te araroa/ hicks bay, New Zealand : Thursday, December 05, 2002 at 16:32:19 (NZDT)
Tena Koe Bob & Vivian, My name is Lynn Haenga daughter to Lee @ Dolly Haenga, it is absolutely fantastic to see a web page for the whanau on the internet. I am currently studying Computer Information & Technology at Te Wananga O Raukawa and part of those requirements are that we do four Iwi @ Hapu papers and three Te Reo papers, as part of my Private Study of a Iwi I am covering Hinerupe Marae and would really appreciate some feedback as to the general feeling of the iwi in getting Hinerupe back to its former glory and how that was achieved financially? looking forward to hearing from you, by the way I found your book "He Taonga Tuku Iho" very helpful in finding some information that I needed for another paper so thank you once again.
lynn Haenga, jlynn_nz@hotmail.com
New Zealand : Wednesday, December 08, 2002
PS-Would like any information concerning Manuel Jose and my Branch: Manuel Jose - Tapita Te Kerekaipuke and my grandmother - Kataraina (7th child of Peti)= Hune Poi
Pauline Winter (nee Poi)
Dysart. Qld, Australia : Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 17:43:33 (NZDT)
Kia Ora, Couldn't believe how big and how far the Manuel Jose family is. I recieved a wonderful surprise the day I found your web site. I certainly hope I will one day attend any future Manuel Jose reunion you might hold. I am the daughter of Maika Poi.
Pauline Winter (nee Poi)
Dysart. QLD, Australia : Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 17:36:48 (NZDT)
Kia OraI was born and raised on the east coast but came to auckland for work. I never got to know my history and how I was connected to Manuel Jose but I am fascinated with this ancestor and the history about him.Please if anyone could help me find more info about him and family ties connected to him I would be most grateful.send to eastcoasthoneynz@yahoo.com
Auckland, New Zealand : Saturday, November 23, 2002 at 17:58:00 (NZDT)
Have thoroughly enjoyed this website. Will be sure to be keeping in touch.
Jocelyn Mason (Te Maipi)
Whakatane, New Zealand : Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 21:51:54 (NZDT)
Have thoroughly enjoyed this website. Will be sure to be keeping in touch.
Jocelyn Mason (Te Maipi)
Whakatane, New Zealand : Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 21:51:47 (NZDT)
Bereavement NoticeWilliam Parekura (Scarlet) PoiDied 9th October 2002Lettie and whanau would like to thank family, friends and everyone who associated with Bill for all their help, contributions, words of comfort and love, during the loss of a dear loving Husband of 33 years, a cherished Dad, Papa, son in law, Brother, Brother in law, Nephew, Uncle, cousin and friend to many.He mihi aroha tenei ki nga whanaunga maha, me nga hoa tata, mo to koutou aroha, manaaki hoki ki a matou te whanau a Bill.Ki nga minita, nga kaikorero, me nga kaimahi, tenei te mihi ki a koutou.Ma te Atua koutou e manaaki e tiaki i nga wa katoa.Joshua 1:9Be strong and of good courage, be not afraid neither be thou dismayed for the Lord thy God is with thee where ever thou goest.May the Lord Bless you all abundantly.Arohanui Lettie and whanau.
Lettie Poi
Pukemanuka Station, Poroporo Valley., New Zealand : Wednesday, November 06, 2002 at 13:02:12 (NZDT)
Kia Ora nga whanau, I am the daughter of Sonny Wipati Collier, and granddaughter of John Te Ware and Puti Winnie Collier. I have a twin sister (Mandy) and 3 other sisters and 3 brothers. My parents were part of the first re-union, and our large family photo is in the first book published.I attended the funeral of our koro, Dick Te Kooti Collier , who died on the weekend, and it was awesome to meet so many Jose whanau. I am looking forward to taking my children and whanau down to the coast in the near future, and think this website is an excellent thing. Thankyou for the opportunity.
TORERE, New Zealand : Wednesday, November 06, 2002 at 10:36:15 (NZDT)
Just like to say that my girlfriend is some how tied up with all this manuel jose stuff and her mother went to the reuion thing and i think its reall kool and thats comeing from a person who isnt related....unless I marry my gril friend then i guess id be in :D so great work to the people who run this site i think its great .....(and dont stop the family tree thing i think its reall great ...just get pictures of them people at the reuinon and stuff and put it up on the site because we love the pictures ...) laterz
Nathan Potter
Auckland, New Zealand : Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 19:58:41 (NZDT)
WVILLEOOD, New Zealand : Sunday, October 27, 2002 at 22:30:28 (NZDT)
WVILLEOOD, New Zealand : Sunday, October 27, 2002 at 22:30:12 (NZDT)
To all the J'ose whänau tena koe, I have only recently come accross this web site and I also think it is an awesome site to see. I am the adopted daughter of Lee and Dolly(Rawinia) Haenga. In the year 2004 we the children of Lee Haenga are holding a family reunion for all of dad's issue, that includes all the moko's from dad's first marriage as well. We recently had a get together in Wgtn and brother Dickie was with us. Brother Dickie is the only surviving child from dad's first marriage to Ameria Banks but we know that there are a lot of moko's from dad's other children so could you all contact me at jlynn_nz@hotmail.com for more information regarding the reunion. thank you all and a big thanx for this web site because it makes things that much easier. ka kite ano, Lynn Haenga
Lynn Haenga
Wanganui, New Zealand : Friday, October 25, 2002 at 17:25:23 (NZDT)
Kia ora koutou katoa, I am one of the children of Scarlet (Bill) Poi (mother Horowaitai Brown of Ruatoria), sister to Gwenda, Heni, Fleur, Mary, Lisa, Matu and Koro, and have just sadly returned to Australia after dad's passing away on 9 October 2002 at Gisborne Hospital. I just want to pass on my thanks to all the whanau and friends (both Maori AND Pakeha) who helped to make dad's last few days with us so special, especially all those who did not get the opportunity to see him because he was so ill - and he didn't want to turn anyone away, believe me!! It was wonderful to see and hear about all the family and friends who called in to visit him at the hospital and then again to see everyone at Te Rahui Marae in Tikitiki. Unfortunately all those early mornings on the farm and falling off all those horses and other complications he was too hardheaded to tell anyone about finally caught up with him!! But that was dad, never too busy to help anyone out, always there at those endless land meetings, always endeavouring to feed the hundreds of whanau at all those whanau gatherings and always struggling his hardest to keep the whanau together, (always growling!!) no matter how sick or tired he was. This web page is a wonderful tool to achieve dad's goal of keeping the whanau together. Sadly, a big hole has been left in our midst, the totara has fallen. Dad was buried in Pukemaire Urupa, Tikitiki with his beloved Nanny Kataaraina and Papa Hune on 12 October.On a brighter note, Heni (the baby of the family) will be getting married next year, 22 March 2002 (dad and Letty's wedding anniversary) at St Mary's Church and Te Rahui Marae, Tikitiki. See yous there. Regards to all the whanau all over Aotearoa, especially the Poi whanau and a special hello to Letty and sisters Gwenda and Heni, Nelson and Delys keeping the home fires burning at Pukemanuka Station, kia kaha koutou. Aroha tino nui ki a koutou, from George, Anthony and the Boys xxx (email me at georginab2001@hotmail.co.nz)
Georgina Brown
Narre Warren, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA : Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 13:31:34 (NZDT)
Kia OraI'm far, far away from you, in an old sailors country.I'm learning Mäori thanks to Internet and to a friend of mine in New Zealand.I know you all have studyed a lot about Manuel José.I'm not saying anything against all the information included on this site, but I'd love to inform you that:Manuel and José are portuguese names.In Spain they use the word Manolo (but also Manuel).Portugal had a great tradition, from centuries in Whales huntting:please look in http://www.cate.rcts.pt/producao_audiovisual/museus/M_baleeiros.htm, where is told that since 1765 american ships passed in Azores to have food and "whalers" from the islands. Some years late some of them came back to Azores.This gives us two clues:1) to be whaler in Azores become a tradition.2) some of the whales never came back.Note: Azores is a group of 9 islands i the middle of the Atlantic. They are from centuries Portuguese territory.There was a tradition of Whale hunt in Brasil too(portuguese's former Empire) http://www6.via-rs.com.br/iwcbr/baleiafranca/dacacaaconservacao.htmlin this historical site, you can see that there is a reference of international whale's hunting cruzade that included New Zealand.Also to refer that Azores is a group of islands.If a person like Manuel José comes to New Zeland, maybe, (maybe), he was from an island too.Portugal is known too many times as Spain, or "in" Spain, but it isn't.Well, whatever you say, and as this past history involved in a kind of mist... I'm gonna keep thinking, with no ofense to any one, that, maybe, Manuel José was a portuguese.
Vasco Manuel Lopes
Aveiro, Portugal : Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 11:56:19 (NZDT)
Kia OraHave just discovered this website and have found it useful. My Mother is Christina Manuel and her parents were Joseph and Hine Manuel of Kutarere. Can't believe all of the new whanau I have found.I would like to keep in contact with members of the extended whanau. Mial me @ joeannie_ehbro@hotmail.co
Joseph Dahlberg
Masterton, New Zealand : Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at 19:53:14 (NZDT)
Hullo Antony Tauhore. Write to me at Box 59, Te Araroa, for help with Tauhore whakapapa.This has been a sad week for the Jose whanau with three deaths, Stanley Hovell, Moana Rangi and Scarlet Poi.
Bob Mcconnell
New Zealand : Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 19:51:01 (NZDT)
Have come across this as part of my research into the Tauhore whanau of Te Araroa. Have also been avidly reading your books about the Hinerupe Marae and A History - Te Araroa. Though not a descendent of Manuel Josef I hope you appreciate that the limitations of unregistered b,d & m's mean it is people more than records that hold the answers. I would very much appreciate any help I can get regarding TAUHORE whanau: Mehaka, Mary, Mate(my father), Henare, Peter, Polly, Sonny.
anthony tauhore
christchurch, New Zealand : Friday, October 11, 2002 at 10:15:16 (NZDT)
Kia Ora Whanau I've just had the internet hooked up and was pleased to find pictures of my grandfather Bill Rickard, alot of faces I remember as a child, Makes me home sick, keep up the good work.
Jolene Rickard
Brisbane, New Zealand : Saturday, September 21, 2002 at 16:02:52 (FJT)
Kia Ora Whanau.Im a pretty good friend of Elder Wihongi here In Paraparaumu. I was skimming through the net and I noticed a Shelley Wihongi! So Is there a connection???Are you related 2 this Elder Wihongi??? I guess therez alot of Wihongis In New Zealand.....but If you know him....he said hes from a little town near Kaitaia. But to everyone else.......youz have got an awesome web site/page!Tu meke.
whanau whanau
Hiruharama, New Zealand : Sunday, September 01, 2002 at 21:12:14 (FJT)
Kia ora te whanau o Manuel Jose'. My mum is Betty Manuel the wife of Tom Noble, whom departed from us 15.4.02. Our memories of dad will be cherished by family and friends. A Kawemate will be held in Tikitiki, the weekend of the 28th of Sept.2002. It will be a saddened occassion, but also a joyful one to be around family and friends to rekindle cherished memories. Wonderful to see relatives communicating via satellite. Stay well Love to all. Christine, daughter of Tom and Betty.
Christine Tupaea (Noble)
Waipukurau, New Zealand : Friday, August 30, 2002 at 03:37:37 (FJT)
Kia ora te whanau... Love the website, too much alright. It's my first time visiting and well, it's so awesome to be able to 'check it out' and keep in touch. Will be visiting quite a bit now that I know we're 'ONLINE'... Kapai alright...
Virginia Edwards
Wellington, New Zealand : Friday, August 02, 2002 at 11:35:41 (FJT)
A John Walsh was a policeman at Port Awanui. He has Maori as well asPakeha descendants Pene Walsh, Librarian at the Williams MemorialLibrary, Gisborne might be able to help you. I have no information on JohnWalsh's descendants other than one daughter, Kohao Tuhoro.All the Best in your Search . . Bob Mcconnell
Bob McConnell
te Araroa, New Zealand : Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at 20:08:21 (FJT)
What a great site. I am seeking information about my late father-in-law Kevin Kershaw. I believe that he is a descendant from John Walsh. Apparently his real name was Thomas Barry Walsh. His mothers name was Joy Francis Walsh and his grandfather was Thomas Francis Walsh. I would appreciate any information that anyone out there has so we can pass it on to our children, especially if there is any Maori heritage. Thank you.
Natalie Walton
Mackay, Australia : Saturday, July 20, 2002 at 20:01:16 (FJT)
Tena tatau katoa te whanau whanui o Manuel Jose. Nga mihi nui rawa atu ki a koe te tuakana Scarlet Poi, he tino pai, he tino ataahua to ra whanau (70th Birthday) i Te Rahui marae Tikitiki tera atu weki. Fabulously memorable time had by all. Lovely to see all our beautiful aunt's, uncle's and all the many, many whanaunga & friends that traveled from all over the motu. A special kia ora to Bob & Vivienne McConnell for copies of "Olive Branches". (Kia ora to all the beautiful people at the Poroporo). xoxoxo Kaore e kume roatia te koorero, heoi aano, noho pai mai i roto i ngaa manaakitanga kaatoa.
Kathleen (Nee Ward) Rota
Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wgtn., New Zealand : Friday, July 12, 2002 at 11:07:43 (FJT)
I found my name on your website! - Very interesting
Miriam ANderson
Reading, England : Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 23:47:05 (FJT)
Ko Ngati Tuwharetoa me Ngati Porou te iwi.Ko Ngati Te Maunga me Ngati Hine te hapu.Ko Tongariro me Hikurangi te maunga.Ko Taupo Nui A Tia te moana.Ko Whanganui me Waiapu te awa.Ko Tumu Hepi Te Heuheu me Apirana Ngata te tangata.Kia ora koutou. I am the grand-daughter of Hone Te Kauru and Mereiro Taiapa. My parents are Nick and Polly Hepi. My name is Mereiro. I am the third person to have such a beautiful name. I would like to say that I am proud to hopefully be a part of Manuel Jose's ancestry lines. Good to see people visiting this site.Kiaora :o)
Mereiro Hepi
Rotorua, New Zealand : Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at 13:55:30 (FJT)
Kia ora koutou nga whanaunga o te wa kainga. What a pleasure indeed to visit this lovely website and to read warm comments from people from all around the world. There is a definite feeling of aroha in this place. Safe return to those who are travelling back to the best place in the world. I send my aroha to all the whanau.Erana Wanoa
Erana Wineti nee Wanoa
Auckland , New Zealand : Monday, June 24, 2002 at 23:31:57 (FJT)
What a great website! My great-grandma is Emma McKinley, daughter of Peti Te Pu. I just wish we could still send in updates cos theres a question mark where my mums name should be!
Jenny May
Blenheim, New Zealand : Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 20:04:12 (FJT)
Kia ora te whanau, Great to find this website. I am from Peti line my g/grandfather is Karaitiana my grandmother is Miria Koia my parents are Kataraina & Te Hau Paul (Paora)
Bev Paul
Wha, New Zealand : Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 17:13:38 (FJT)
teenaa tatou e te whaanau o manuel my greatgreat granmother peti imanuera gave birth down southland to a boy in the year 1871. whether my tupuna kuia connects up with you the manuel whaanau from the east coast well hopefully someone may be able to clarify looking forward to a reply via e mail - rangimarie.hall@infogen.net.nz kia ora rangimarie ps tino pai too website
rangimarie hall
whanganui, New Zealand : Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 00:55:19 (FJT)
Tena Kotau, Tena kotau, Tena Kotau katoa - He mihi nui ki a whanau o Manuel Jose - I haven't visited the site for a long time - it is nice to see that our web page has been kept on the internet. My e-mail address is: maria.wilson@paradise.net.nz Arohanui Maria
Maria Wilson (Haenga)
Titahi Bay, New Zealand : Saturday, May 18, 2002 at 16:28:50 (FJT)
Kia ora to all the Manuel Jose whanau, here in Aotearoa and around the globe. Like many other whanau members it's the cream to know that I can keep up with the play, and be able to communicate with whanau, by the touch of a button. Big shout out to the whanau and friends for making this site available, it rocks! My hook up is Manuel Jose = Tapita Te Herekaipuke/ Neri = Mereaira/ Te Oti = Te Rina Pahau/ Ihaka = Kiterangi/ David = Charlotte Manuel! Kia ora to the whanau back home in Ruatoria and Tikitiki (Rossco). Don't be shy to drop me a email at sasanofview@clear.net.nz. Look forward to hearing from you all, here in Aotearoa and around the globe.
David Manuel (Junior)
Wellington, New Zealand : Friday, May 17, 2002 at 23:01:44 (FJT)
ko Donna Dudley toku ingoa. Ko Wiremu Kouka, raua ko Ani Paku Taiapa, oku matua tupuna ki te taha o toku Matua. Tena koutou e nga iwi, I am not a Manual descendant, but this sight is awesome, kia kaha kia manawanui. `Ahurei`magnificent! email:hookupdonna@msn.com
Donna Dudley nee Kouka
Whangaparaoa, New Zealand : Monday, May 13, 2002 at 23:03:15 (FJT)
Kiaora everyone wow I found this site at last. I have been looking for a while. I was not brought up around my family, originally from east coast, so I now can find out about my history. I would love to here from anyone in the Jose Manuel & Maraea (Hopaia) line. Please email me on trins01@msn.com Finally I can make those conections and find out where I am from. Cheers all Manuels.
Trinity Gill
Auckland, New Zealand : Friday, May 03, 2002 at 10:27:03 (FJT)
I was so amazed with this new site. I am doing a degree in bachlor of nursing in Rotorua. Part of my course is to present my whakapapa. My great-great grandparents are Emma and Samuel Collier.
Ora Tunisia Collier
Rotorua, New Zealand : Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at 12:13:30 (FJT)
Great to see people making use of the website. Contact us if you wish to purchase copies of Olive Branches or a whakapapa for your wall, down from Jose to his great grandchildren contact us . Our email is bob.viv@xtra.co.nz
Bob McConnell
New Zealand : Friday, April 19, 2002 at 19:56:30 (FJT)
Kia ora! I was just looking into the whakapapa and found it very helpful to read. Stay hard, and hope to be there on the next reunion gathering.(Manuel jose) as i recall my father saying?. My fathers name is Raana Haenga 2nd eldest child to Maria & Auiti Hanega. Tumeke! cuzy's hope to catch up Noho ora mai.
Albert Edward Haenga
Porirua, New Zealand : Friday, April 12, 2002 at 19:45:46 (FJT)
Tena koutou e te whanau,I am aye great mokopuna of Kataraina me Hune Poi.My mother is Lena Poi Hotere [Nee Kaa] its choice 2 C that I come from aye beautiful family,and learning more about who I am.I look forward 2 meeting more of my whanau in the future.....
Hinemanu Houra [nee Hotere]
Picton, New Zealand : Friday, April 12, 2002 at 11:24:59 (FJT)
I was really surprising for me to discover your page because my name is Manuel José and I am Spanish.Kind regard to all the Manuel Jose Family
Manuel Jose Anguita
Ceuta, Spain : Thursday, April 11, 2002 at 11:43:49 (FJT)
Had a wonderful chat with mum (Blossom) last night, and she gave me the wonderful news that my Nana will be coming up for Queens Birthday. To make this more exciting, Nana Katae (Connie) will be travelling up with Aunty Ethel Goldsmith, Marilyn, Uncle Bill, Aunty Linda and her daughter Ruth plus many more. They'll be staying at Ururangi Marae. So if your up North give Mum a call on 09 4012023 and she will give you the directions.Anyway, must get back to work...Hei konei ra
Shelley Wihongi
Auckland, New Zealand : Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 16:00:52 (FJT)
I was amazed to find this site and catch up with all of the news from home. We live in a very isolated place over here and our only outlet to the world is the computer. I am married with four children, my wifes name is Kerry.(Nga Te Rangi) The children are Te Aorere (7) Awatere (5) Anahere (3) and Te Mana (10 months). My father is Tamati, eldest son of Arthur who is the fifth child of Hunaara Tangaere. Thank you very much for this site, it is a blessing.
Duane Bristowe
Burrinjuck dam, outback Australia : Saturday, March 30, 2002 at 10:09:07 (FJT)
kia ora interesting website
amber fuggle
mount maunganui, New Zealand : Friday, March 22, 2002 at 14:54:32 (FJT)
Los Saludos todos. Will get back to you soon. Just letting you know where I am living now. My email address for home is dyna_low_rider@iprimus.com.auchow for now.
Gweneth Ngarangi Beazley (nee Edmonds)
Brisbane, Australia : Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at 11:05:19 (FJT)
Gosh its been a while since Ive last been on this site, not much happening on my neck of the woods.Good to see people writing in from all parts of the world. Keep it up :)
Shelley Wihongi
Auckland, New Zealand : Wednesday, March 06, 2002 at 09:13:35 (FJT)
Kei te mihi atu ki a koutou. What a awesome surprise I had when I came across this site tonight. I wish I'd known before it was online. Being so far away from home, it's truly awesome to see it. I whakapapa back to Tapita, Mapaku, Apirana, Apirana Paku, and then my grandmother, Maggie Paurini (Makere Manuel). As our whanau is numerous, I must admit, I only know my immediates. This is truly great what you've done with this site and I look forward to seeing more to come. Although I've been living in China for 3 years, my whanau and I are due to return back to NZ next month and I'm looking forward to seeing our whanau whanui again. A good boil up please whanau will do us just fine! Ahakoa he mihi iti, konei he mihi aroha, he mihi nui ki a koutou katoa. Arohanui, Lisa
Alicia Afuie (nee Paurini)
Beijing, China : Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 05:40:31 (FJT)
Kia ora!, Hola a todos!I´m Rosa Martínez husband, the former spanish language adviser at the Auckland University. Greetings for your page and for your love to Manuel José. It´s a wonderfull issue to find a group of maori people with a direct relation with my country. I would like to help you in all the questions you need in Spain. Now, if you like, you have in my person your permanent correspondent in the antipodesThank you very much, nice people!Miguel-Angel Bernabé (http://nivel.euitto.upm.es/~mab)
Miguel-Angel Bernabe
Madrid, Spain : Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 15:35:58 (FJT)
Tena koutou te whanau whanui!! Its primo to see that this site has been created. Kia ora rawa atu! Will definitely visit the site again. Ma te atua hei manaki kia koutou te whanau katoa!
Anne Haenga
Auckland, New Zealand : Saturday, February 02, 2002 at 22:04:34 (FJT)
I am friends with Paea, and happy that I was able to learn more about all of you!!!!
Adam Weber
New York, USA : Saturday, February 02, 2002 at 04:13:26 (FJT)
Kia matou kaumatua, tuakana, teina me nga mokopuna hoki, nga mihi aroha me nga mihi o te Tau Hou kia koutou katoa. I hear the reunion went off well. Congratulation's to all the organiser's and whanau who attended. Nga mihi nui kia koe Peggy... noted some typo's. I am happy to send you a hard copy of the corrections via email. My work email is as follows; kathr@nzqa.govt.nz Please don't hesitate to email me. Noho ora mai.
Kataraina (Nee Ward) Rota,
Petone, Te Whanganui-a-Tara,, New Zealand : Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 14:16:31 (FJT)
Just sending out a big KIA ORA to the whanau!
Materoa Collins (Poi)
Hamilton, New Zealand : Friday, January 11, 2002 at 21:55:36 (FJT)
Message for Lillian Broadbent.Yes the same Wallace would be the one you went to school with. My very own father.He couldnt make it, but my mum certainly was there :)
Shelley Wihongi
Auckland, New Zealand : Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 13:34:18 (FJT)
Kia ora koutou! Had an excellent time at the 2001 reunion (although I spent most of it tied to the kitchen aye Uncle Sol). It was brilliant meeting so many members of the whanau. My father is Paku Edwards, descended from Emma and Samuel Collier.Congratulations to those who created the website. Its awesome! I look forward to seeing the photos from the 2001 reunion posted on the site. Keep up the great work and I look forward to future updates.
'Fatty' Edwards
Te Puke, New Zealand : Monday, January 07, 2002 at 19:45:09 (FJT)
I am hoping that the Wallace here is the same man I went to school with in Awarua and Northland collegeIf this is him Kia ora te whanau I am so pleased that I have finally found this page I am about to go thru and read up every thing there is about home ...I hopeArohanui e te whanau noho ora mai E mokemoke ana te ngakau mo te kainga Lilian
Lilian Broadbent(neeWhaikawa)
Perth, Western Australia : Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 00:11:55 (FJT)
I am looking for a driver to go to the reunion,if you can help,I am planning to go around the 27 of Dec returning on the 3rd of Jan or near abouts ,you can email me on mmoeahu@paradise.co.nz or ph 049382817
Margaret Moeahu
Wellington, New Zealand : Friday, December 21, 2001 at 00:29:03 (FJT)
What a great site, and Kia ora coutou I would appreciate hearing from people who may have info regarding my whakapapa. my farthers name is Hemi Noa, his fathers name as far as I know was Pouaka Noa, and I think my father was married to tonu edwards. As mentioned anyone got any info would be much appreciated you can email me rewi-n@paradise.net.nz naku no na, Rewi Noa
Rewi Noa
Christchurch , New Zealand : Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 13:51:59 (FJT)
Thought I'd let everybody know through this page (seeing as you all seem to look at it!) that the whakapapa pages are finished as far as we planned to go - well, OK, one generation further in fact - an idea that seemed such a good one before I realised what a job it was! Please let me know if you spot any mistakes - including spelling of names, typos, lower case when it should be upper case, etc.Christmas cheer and happy navigating. Hope to see you all at The Reunion in 12 Days Time!Arohanui,Peggy
Peggy McConnell
Wellington, New Zealand : Monday, December 17, 2001 at 22:12:33 (FJT)
Kia ora te whanau! Would have loved to made the reunion but will have to wait for the next one me thinks. Love the web site, hope everyone has a good Xmas and New Years and enjoys the reunion.Ciao
Shannon Goldsmith
Christchurch, New Zealand : Monday, December 17, 2001 at 16:52:15 (FJT)
Gosh its very quiet here. Where is everyone.It is good to see a picture of my Uncle Doug. Hes looking as handsome as ever :)Well my mum finally got herself onto a computer. Very proud of you mother. Missing all the whanau in TeAraroa. Keep telling my partner that we have to go and visit, Hope to see you all soon. Take care
Shelley Wihongi
Auckland, New Zealand : Saturday, December 08, 2001 at 12:17:05 (FJT)
Kia ora e te whanau.....tino pai to korero to every1 here in Aotearoa....a ka pai ka pai ka pai
Hapuka Poto
Makukuhamupaka, New Zealand : Sunday, December 02, 2001 at 12:21:52 (FJT)
Kia Ora to you all, I often check up to see any latest panui so that I can quickly fax it back to my mum (Blossom Wihongi) who will then call my Nana Katae (Connie Katae) and give her all the news. I dont know mum, you really should start learning how to use a computer. I onced sold a computer to an 85yr old woman who had never used one before. Like I said mum, if she can do it. So can you.I cannot believe how many relations I have not met yet. All these different names. I wish I could link you all up like I can with my fathers family. I can only hope that one day I can meet every one of you all. Cant wait to see you Nana K. Dont forget the money in the steam pudding this christmas. Mum doesnt do it as good as you do.Anyway, I must get back to workE noho ra :)
Shelley Wihongi
Auckland, New Zealand : Friday, November 16, 2001 at 14:10:22 (FJT)
Tënä koutou e te whänau.Ngä mihi nui i runga i ngä ähuatanga o te wä.Awesome to see how this technology is being used to keep the whänau in touch.I too hope to set up a web site for communicating with whänau, for our family reunion of Tipuna Haunui and Maraea Poihipi descendants, Waiotahe, 2003.No reira, na to rourou, na taku rourou ka ora ai tatou katoa.Noho ora mai.
Kevin Haunui
Martinborough, New Zealand : Thursday, November 15, 2001 at 07:48:42 (FJT)
KIA ORA Whanau, I am the second eldest son of Raniora Grace of Tuparoa and Ereatara Wihongi of KaikoheBay of Islands. My father is living in kaikohe and is 88 years te pakeke.There are 17 children in our whanau and at last official count we have 98 children and 142 mokopna 15 grand mokosI will be 56 years old on my next birthday jan 2002. By the way I am the holder of our family whakapapa, We are known as the Ngapuhi Graces. KIA ORAAperahama 19 Black Rock rdNewlands.
Aperahama Grace
WELLINGTON, New Zealand : Wednesday, November 07, 2001 at 14:30:00 (FJT)
I am looking forward to the 3rd reunion of the family, and this site was a great find on the internet..
anne haenga
Wellington, New Zealand : Wednesday, October 31, 2001 at 10:15:22 (FJT)
Yes it was a good meeting yesterday. I have two messages to pass on. tlhe first is that we need paid registrations as soon as possible because some expenses have to be met now such as hire of equipment and purchasing of stores. Number two is that although I have 500 new names to add to family lists there are far more out there somewhere that I must have before the end of November. Kathleen Rota handed me 70 names yesterday so you know what I mean. The sooner the better. Please!
Bob McConnell
New Zealand : Sunday, October 28, 2001 at 11:09:21 (FJT)
Kia ora te Whanau o Manuel JoseNga mihi o te wa kia koutou katoa.Attended the Manuel Jose meeting at Te Rahui Marae at Tikitiki. Their was a good turn out. Wonderful to see all the aunties, uncles and the rest of the whanaunga.Kia ora to Bob and Vivienne for a copy of "Olive Branches" and "Ole Jose" which I will present to my new nephew, Liam Akuira Jamie Shead or little Aku (3 months).This message is coming from my neices (Gwenda Poi) cottage at Pae o te Riri kura in Tikitiki, Waiapu. Ka mau te wehi... he tino wera tenei rangi!I am on 2 weeks annual leave and decided to spend most of my leave with my tuakana Scarlet, Lettie, Gwenda, Heni Poi, Nelson, Delys and Edwin, Roxy Mungo, Mike Ward.Happy belated 60th birthday to cousin Crete Dingley and 70th birthday to Charlotte Tuhoro.PSA gentle reminder to all the whanau who will be attending the reunion to please register and pay your fee's.Noho ora mai i roto te manaakitanga o te runga rawa.To much my neice in the UK... Love and miss you all heaps. Hope to see you all very soon.Katarainaxoxoxooxoxoxooxxo
Kathleen Rota
Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington), New Zealand : Saturday, October 27, 2001 at 16:26:10 (FJT)
Kia ora te whanau..I am writing this message from the Poroporo homestead of Hune and Kataraina Poi who are my grandparents. I have just come back from the Manuel Jose meeting which was held at the Rahui Marae. I videoed all the whanau that I meet at the meeting. It was the first time meeting Vivienne and Bob McConnell, the authors of Olive Branches. Unfortunately I am unable to make it back for the reunion but I wish you all a wonderful time and a happy New year!p.s - Kia ora to all the whanau in the U.K. We are having a wonderful time up the Poroporo. Wish you were all here. Nice to see a message from our neice Mere from the U.K. Uncle Mike, Uncle Peter, Uncle Scarlet, Aunty Lettie, Aunty Kathy and Gwenda are here also. We miss you all. Hope you can all make it to the unveiling next Queen's Birthday.
Belinda Jones (nee Ward)
Havelock, New Zealand : Saturday, October 27, 2001 at 15:43:58 (FJT)
"Los saludos todos"!! - "Greetings everbody"!!
Glenn Hare
Gisborne, New Zealand : Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 14:52:34 (FJT)
Kia ora koutou to whanau.I am a lost cousin wishing to find out more about myself and my whakapapa. If there is anyone that can give me more information on the origin of my surname, please email me on ben.kingi@xtra.co.nz. I can link right back to Karaitiana, son of Peti (I think). I seek more detail.Kiaora
Ben Kingi
Upper Hutt, New Zealand : Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 14:38:14 (FJT)
Kia Ora te whanau o Manuel Jose. I am the mokopuna of Merepeka and Te Irimana Ward. Tumeke job on the website, Wish I could come back for the reunion but unfortunately cant get the time off work although I send all my "AROHA" to the whanau and miss you all very much. Mere Ward xxx
Mere Ward
London, England : Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 23:09:29 (FJT)
Now I know I am not the only Hose in the South Island, it would be great to catch up with some Hose' in Christchurch sometime. My Grandafather is Spencer Haenga from Poro Poro Valley Tiki Tiki.My sister is also Melissa on this guest page. Email address donny_z@hotmail.com.
Donald Cameron
Christchurch, New Zealand : Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at 12:10:02 (FJT)
Kia ora te whanau! Its always good to see a bit of home along with the East Coast Rugby page. Looking forward to meeting everyone at the end of the year. Im one of Hune and Kiri Fox's Mokopuna.
Ricardo Fox
Hurstpierpoint, England : Wednesday, October 03, 2001 at 01:00:41 (FJT)
Choice website.
Tania Collier
Opotiki, New Zealand : Saturday, September 29, 2001 at 21:43:30 (FJT)
It is such a wonderful suprise to stumble onto this site. I am the daughter of Blossom and Wallace Wihongi and site is truly amazing. Thanks to you all for putting in such a great effort in making this site. Living in Auckland, I dont get to hear all the gossip that MUM is meant to share with me. "Mum your in TROUBLE :)... Anyway, this is all for now. Kia Kaha koutou mahi pai (keep up the good work)
Shelley Wihongi
Auckland, New Zealand : Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at 17:05:44 (FJT)
Kia Ora Te Whanau (yes the rather large extended one)What an excellent site guys.. Soundz like we are all in for a good Reunion this year.. a definate congrats to the Website Guru's and all those busy bee's working hard to make this years Jose Reunion an awesome one.. We often tend to forget about all those who are all working constantly behind the scenes whether it be pre reunion organisation/fundraising or in the kitchen/security/homefolk the great list goes on.. so Id like to say a big thanks to you all, hang in there and youre doing an awesome job and no doubt Ill get tea towels thrown at me at the Reunion.Definately looking forward to seeing all the Rello's old and new... See you all there (here's hoping Air NZ doesn't go bust)Cuidan se mucho me familia, nos vemos pronto a la reunion muchos besos y una brazo.Henri
Henrietta Raroa
Ealing Broadway, London : Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 03:52:39 (FJT)
Wish we could come back for the reunion. My line goes like this: Maraea Te Hake, Petu te Pu, Elizabeth and I am the g/daughter of Nan Gordon. It is an honour to have so much whanau gathering in one place for something grand and celebratory. Congratulations to the organisers who are working very hard, no doubt it will be a great success. Good Luck and ka nui te aroha ki a tatou katoa. Will be thinking of you all (and am very jealous) over Christmas and New Year.Arohanui Kelli Bluegum
Kelli Bluegum (nee Edwards)
Newcastle, Australia : Thursday, September 13, 2001 at 15:12:32 (FJT)
kia ora taku whanau, I live in a little military camp in the central North Island and you wouldn't believe how many Jose's live here. Awesome to have this web site and see you all at the reunion. My Grandfather is Spencer Haenga from the Poroporo Valley, TikiTiki. Ka kite.
Melissa Cameron
Waiouru, New Zealand : Wednesday, September 12, 2001 at 20:45:45 (FJT)
Tena koutou whanau o Manuel JoseKa mau te wehi!Tenei te mihi atu ki a koutou mo a koutou mahi tino pai. He tino hari ki te kitea nga whakapapa o te whanau me nga korero i pa ana ki a tatou matua tipuna, me o tatou rangatahi, ara, tatou katoa. He tino parekareka!What an absolute joy it is to go on line and access all this wonderful information. I know a lot of our rangatahi that were young at the first and second reunion are now asking alot of questions about their whakapapa. They may miss out on a copy of "Olive Branches", however, the can now access the website for that information. Kia ora koutou te whanau mo a koutou mahi tino ataahua!Anei taku whakapapa;Tapita = Manuel JosePeti = Manuel LimaKataraina = Hune PoiMerepeka = Te Irimana WardKathleen = Puna Wai Akuira Steve RotaA te wa ka korero tahi matou.Noho ora mai i roto te manaakitanga a to tatou kaihanga.
Kathleen Elizabeth (nee Ward) Rota
Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Aotearoa : Thursday, August 23, 2001 at 11:40:34 (FJT)
Kia ora whanau after a lot of searching on the net I have finally find the Jose web site .My name is Marie Te Mateohorere Dawson(nee papuni) daugther of Maaka & Makere (nee Poi).Great to see & hear about the awesome things about the family on the web,where one day I can show my mokos.Keep it up Joses
Marie Te mateohorere Dawson
Lower Hutt, New Zealand : Monday, August 20, 2001 at 19:42:00 (FJT)
Tena tatau katoa te whanau whanui o Jose.Ka mau te wehi ata tatau taonga, me kii, "Te Pukapuka Manuhiri." Nga mihi nui rawa atu ki a Peggy raua ko tona hoa rangatira a Shane. "Kia ora korua ko Shane, Peggy.Congratulations to you both,Peggy & Shane, for providing the whanau with this wonderful new tool to communicate with. It's been great reading all the wonderful comments.Ma te Runga Rawa Tatau katoa e tiaki e manaaki.Hei konei, hei kona.Ma & John.
Ma & John Manuel (Matiria & John)
Rangitukia, New Zealand : Friday, August 17, 2001 at 21:47:29 (FJT)
Tena Koutou Katoa, Just found out about website. Tumeke, looking forward to receiving more updates. Ko Walton (Jim) Smith toku matua. No Tikitiki. Will see you all at the reunion.
Gina Smith
Whakatane, New Zealand : Saturday, August 11, 2001 at 12:11:00 (FJT)
Great to see this site and being able to find out information and being able to keep up to date with whats happening . Keep it up
Letitia Collier
Opotiki, New Zealand : Thursday, August 09, 2001 at 13:27:25 (FJT)
kia ora! just found this website and to see so much whanau here is 2meke!! Arohanui Pani hope Tiara and baby Shaidenxx Deanna marama daniels daughters and grandson ka kite ano..
Pani hope arangi daniels Temoananui
wellington, New Zealand : Sunday, August 05, 2001 at 20:43:03 (FJT)
Great to see the comments but I want more names of additions to the whanau since 1990. Send them in please. Time's running out.
Bob McConnell
Te Araroa, New Zealand : Sunday, August 05, 2001 at 18:45:22 (FJT)
Tu good alright. Chur a, even on the computer.To all the Maaka Whanau c u up there. First one to catch the horses.... to the whanau i haven't meet yet, KIA ORA TE WHANAU. and im a great moko of Kataraina and Hune Poi.Kia ora......
Emere Kaa
WhanganuiaTara, New Zealand : Thursday, August 02, 2001 at 15:31:36 (FJT)
Kiaora whanau,Ka pai the web site.See you all at the reunion.Woooooooohhuuuuuu
Patsy Wichman
Lower Hutt, New Zealand : Saturday, July 21, 2001 at 11:43:14 (FJT)
To much website.My mother is from Tiki Tiki her name is Pukeora Petterson nee Tuhoro.We all feel special that our whanau has its own website.See yous at the reunion.
Petrina Petterson
Lower Hutt, New Zealand : Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 07:55:53 (FJT)
It's great to see that there is a Josef website,as I am finding out more about my whakapapa.Awesome things are happening keep it up.
Margaret Moeahu*
Lower Hutt, New Zealand : Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 22:06:59 (FJT)
It's awesome to be able to look at this and think "this is MY whanau."
Tiara Daniels
Wanganui, New Zealand : Monday, July 09, 2001 at 22:03:47 (FJT)
too much alright this website you fullas,nice to be able to keep in touch with whats going on up the coast. seeyous at the reunion.
john russell manuel
coromandel, New Zealand : Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at 15:35:09 (FJT)
You don't need to be a genious to connect me with the Tiki Tiki Smiths, my father is Walton (Jim) What a wonderful initiative. Top marks to the web designers. see you all there...Naku Noa... Hemi
Jamie Smith
Tauranga, New Zealand : Monday, June 18, 2001 at 14:51:59 (FJT)
What a wonderful idea to put our whakapapa on the website to be accessible to our younger ones. I have sent the website around to family including to England. Impressive!!!Maria Wilson (nee Haenga)
Maria Huia Wilson (nee Haenga)
Titahi Bay, New Zealand : Sunday, June 10, 2001 at 21:34:01 (FJT)
I'm glad to be part of this website as My dad is a part of Manuel jose. my dad comes from a place call Tu paroa about 5km from Ruatoria and a descendant of Manuel Jose my dad is still alive and he is 88yrs young
Racheal DeThierry
Kaikohe, New Zealand : Saturday, June 09, 2001 at 20:12:49 (FJT)
Kia Ora,Awesome website. Glad to see that there is somewhere I can go to now where both my whanau and I can visit every now and then.Ka Kite
Helen Matenga
Wellington, New Zealand : Friday, June 08, 2001 at 20:34:33 (FJT)
Really good to see that our whanau has a web page and we can all be kept up to date about our up and comming reunion. Tu Meke!
Tawhiti-Nui-Tira Brooking (Babe)
Auckland, New Zealand
Just signing in to say we appreciate the information coming our way
Jackalin Manuel
Wairoa, New Zealand