2003 archived Manuhiri

Kia ora...I appreciated reading all the news and comments as I checked the site today. I was pleased to meet Bob & Vivien Mc earlier this year in Te Araroa. My Uncle Anaru Tuau was buried at the Crawfords family plot (his mother was Wikitoria Crawford) I am a grandson of Hamana Tuau and Mereapu Waikare. My Father Hori Matehe Tuau and Mother Taini Hemi Te Miha moved from Gisborne where I was born and lived in Wellington where I grew up. My wife Vickie (nee Scirkovich) and I moved to Palmerston North in 1981 and raised our seven children there. We moved to Hamilton in 2001. My auntie Repecca Rewiti (nee Tuau) passed away earlier this year and is buried at Reporoa. I am looking for photos of my Grandfather Hamana and have collected photos of as many of my cousins and extended family as I can. I will make all my whakapapa available including photos when I've completed it. Ph 07 854 5565
George Matehe Tuau
Hamilton, New Zealand : Wednesday, December 24, 2003
Hallo, new seeland ! We are Olaf & Uta from Bremen in Germany and we will wish you merry christmas and a happy new year ! Please take time and sign our guestbook ! ( www.olaf-uta-liessmann.de ) Many greetings from europe.....Olaf and Uta...
Olaf & Uta Ließmann
Bremen, Germany : Wednesday, December 24, 2003
Hello: My koro is the decendant from Tapita (Te Here Kaipuke) and also from Peti,Maragert,Wiremu,I am the granddaughter to Henare (Brownie) Pokai Peachey,My father (Henare jr) is the older son to my Koro, So i just want to say a very big Gid aya mate from Aussie
Rawinia LUKE
Queenland, Australia : Tuesday, December 16, 2003
kia Ora to you all.
Jacqueline Peachey
Newcastle, Australia : Tuesday, December 16, 2003
Great site and very interesting. Daughter of solomon manuel, kutarere. Keep up the good work
tania manuel
christchurch, New Zealand : Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Kia ora to our whanau, christmas and new year greetings to you all. Special mention to our aunty Lettie and POI whanau, God bless you all on the 26th december for Uncle Scarlet and mokos unveilings.Thinking of you, arohanui Milton and Mum Hine.
Milton Thomas Rickard
Wellington, New Zealand : Tuesday, December 09, 2003
Kia Ora te whanau. wha i was just checking out this mickey site with all our whanau on it. this site is just the bombka ki te ano
Hera Hovell
Te Araroa 3852, New Zealand : Sunday, November 30, 2003
Any Kahukaka Whanau out there. Please contact - wassup_636@hotmail.com.
S Henry
In'gill, New Zealand : Saturday, November 29, 2003
Tena Koutou Katoa, wuzz up ive been doing a lil'research myself and ive found the manuel jos'e in da whanau it seem's my koroua's tipuna was a manuel jo'se . my koroua is of tairawhiti decent'' NGATI POROU''in da house tuauau marae (ruatoria) And Ngati Whakaue ( Te Arawa ) . Either His Mother Or Father but other than that there is also scottish, french, jewish,and pakeha. and also spaniard. so where to start i ask myself? anyway if there could be some slight help from any of ya'll then holla a panui . last of all 4 tenei mo oku whanau me whanaungaki te kainga o Ruatoki. TUHOE NUI TONU!!!!!!!! ME NGATI BLUZ >>>>>>>
auckland, New Zealand : Thursday, November 27, 2003
Thank You - He mihi nui koutou katoa i awhi mai ia matou kaupapa hura kohatu. Nga mihi mahana ki nga minita, Nehe ma. Ki nga kaumatua o te pae, ki nga kuia, nga kai mahi, nga ringawera, tena koutou. He mihi rongonui ki Teriaki me tana manakitanga ia matou, kia koutou i haere mai tawhiti roa nga iwi o Ngati Porou Kia ora mai koutou. Na te whanau o Dick & Terehinga Collier.Our most heartfelt thanks to everyone for their support, love and guidance at the unveiling and rededication of our Dad and Mums headstone. A special thanks to Teriaki, Uncle Nehe Dewes, the Elders and the cooks. All those who travelled afar, Ngati Porou whanau thank you very much. No words can express the awe we felt when they were unveiled. Ma Te Atua Koutou katoa He Manaaki Dick & Terehinga COLLIER Whanau.
Dick & Terehinga Collier Whanau
New Zealand : Tuesday, November 25, 2003
Kiaora,I just read a comment, that your husband Kenneth Teepa's was not raised by his parents. Hori and Pare Teepa. My sister-in-law is Christine Teepa, and the above are her parents also.If, you would like to make further contact with me, here is my address: office@mihihea.com my website: www.mihihea.comI hope that I can help you with your whakapapa.Naku noaMihihea Davies
Mihihea Exclusive Designs
WHAKATANE, New Zealand : Sunday, November 23, 2003
kia ora whanau I'm the youngest son of riwai ,maureen haenga,awesome site our roots are deep.good work whanau, ngati porou be home soon
Daryl Haenga
QLD, Aussie : Sunday, November 16, 2003
I am Puke Manuel's grandson and Terri Manuel's son
perrin manuel
New Zealand : Thursday, November 13, 2003
Hello Crystal, Good girl!! Tell dad time to come home now, and give Robert a big kiss and hug from me, and say hello to your brothers as well, see you's next year...
Papamoa, New Zealand : Tuesday, November 11, 2003
Kia ora koutou katoa am really interested in this web site I am interested in meeting members of my whanau and might be able to help with what knowledge I know as well.My father was Iharaira Jimmy Kiwara of Te Araroa,my mother was MokeMoke Kiwara- - nee NgereNgere Rangatukia,all interested personal can contact me tankbutt@xtra.co.nz
Te Paea Butler- - nee Kiwara
Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand : Monday, November 10, 2003
Kia Ora my name is Crystal Collier. Daughter of Richard Adrian Collier and Julie Willis. Grand Daughter of Richard and Alison Collier. I am 15 years old and have been in Australia for 4yrs with my Family. Love to all the whanau at home hope to see you all soon. Love Crystal Collier.
Crystal Te-Raina Collier
Canberra, Australia : Saturday, November 08, 2003
The Unveiling of Grandpa (Dick) Collier will be held this Sunday 2nd November at Omaramutu Marae.
New Zealand : Wednesday, October 29, 2003
A quick hello to all the family members. Great website. I am hoping to find my late father's family, (Jim Manuel, Tiny), from the Repata Paku Manuel line at D1. Any help would be wonderful. Regards Lynda at lynda2ron@yahoo.com.au
Lynda Reed( Manuel)
Brisbane, Australia : Sunday, October 26, 2003
I am Harai Colliers moko (Marion & Bill Kahukaka's first daughter)
Juanelle Kahukaka
Rangitukia, New Zealand : Friday, October 17, 2003
i am marions 1st daughter
juanelle kahukaka
tikitiki, New Zealand : Friday, October 17, 2003
Kia Ora te WhanauNow and again I check to see what is new on the Manuel Jose website and recently was pleasantly surprised to find one of our whanau of whom I have not heard of since our days in Rangitukia (more than 30 years ago). It is really amazing to find that we have whanau everywhere – just a matter of re-connecting.Some weeks ago I returned from my big “Europe adventure”. Travelled to Morocco (my partner’s home), Germany, Spain, France and Ireland. Loved the entire cultural richness and the ancient architect especially in Morocco and Germany. Found a beautiful place in Morocco that reminded me so much of home because of the river. It was a little way out of Marrakech at the end of a road, high in a mountainous area. It was the home of some of the first nation people – the Berber of Morocco. The terrain was red mountainous and destituted apart from an amazing ravine of luxurious greenness drawn from a rock-strewn river. Blank bridges marked many crossing-over the river and it was a sight to be seen. A small number of white, pink and red Mediterranean houses blended into the hills. A tiny little café where we stayed, we had to hold on to the roots of a tree to climb to it.There were many cascades of white water running off the mountain – including on the narrow track to our room. Looking down from our small room we could see camels, chicken running freely and other animals grazing with their master keeping a watchful eye over his flock. The people looked timeless - cloaked from head to toe in their dark hooded robes. They looked unruffled in the heat of the cruel sun. It was a great holiday except a very nasty person in Paris stole my handbag, expensive digital camera, all my holiday photos, jewellery and money etc.My e-mail address: maria.wilson@paradise.net.nz - Look forward to hearing from you all! My grandmother is Maria Manuel Lima.
Maria Wilson (nee Haenga)
Titahi Bay, New Zealand : Sunday, October 12, 2003
I'd just like to say Kia Ora to my cousin Tina for noticing the mistake in the book with dad and mum, and also with uncle Jah and aunty Cavil. Eether either way mum and dads names would have been published in the book as mums great grandmother Makarita and dads great grandfather Neri are brother and sister!! Talk about whanau whanau.... Also just a big KIA ORA to all my whanau around the world. Cousins Tommy and Bekka and all the rest that I've left out.Hei kona
Kataraina Manuel
Kawerau, New Zealand : Wednesday, October 08, 2003
Kiaora i am a decendant of Tapita Te Here Kaipuke. My grandmother was Merepeka Poi. I am so glad i found this web site because i am learning about my whakapapa right now.I will be logging on to this site alot more in future...
Nikora Matangi
Blenheim, New Zealand : Wednesday, October 08, 2003
Kia Ora WhanauWe were surfing www.porahu.com website when we came across our own website. Previous to this we were unaware we had a site but it is awesome.My parents are Barnard & Te Oraiti (Dot) Manuel from Rangitukia - East Coast.Raewyn and I have five children Natalie (35) Selwyn (34) Barnard (33) Tutu Jnr (25) Victoria (24)Natalie & Vicky & Tutu live in FieldingSelwyn lives in MelbourneBarnard lives in Nelson Keep sending in the messages it is wonderful being able to catch up with the whanau from every corner of the globe.Our email address at home is manuels@clear.net.nzKia OraTutu & Raewyn Manuel - Fielding - NZ
Tutu & Raewyn Manuel
Fielding, New Zealand : Tuesday, September 02, 2003
Kia Ora Whanau my name is Evadne Robinson (Collier) my Father is Richard John Collier, son of Dick Collier and Nan, from Omaramutu (Opotiki). My mother is Alison Sisley. Being so far away from home it's awesome to beable to keep up with what's happening with the Whanau. Love and miss you all. Evadne
Evadne Robinson(Collier)nig
Canberra, Australia : Saturday, August 23, 2003
Kia Ora Whanau my name is Evadne Robinson (Collier) my Father is Richard John Collier, son of Dick Collier and Nan, from Omaramutu (Opotiki).
Evadne Robinson(Collier)nig
Canberra, Australia : Saturday, August 23, 2003
Kia Ora Te Whanau, Having been raised with my mothers family, I know little of my fathers whakapapa, though in recent years there is a longing to know more. On a recent Kapahaka trip with my daughter to Gisbourne, a Kaumatua told me of how we were a part of the Jose Manuel whanau. My Uncle told me of the web site and what a wonderful blessing it is. My fathers name is Paul Joseph Collier, my mother, Takurua Tenana Clendon. My Grandfather was Tyler Henry Collier, his wife was Thelma Collier. My great- grandfather was Edward Collier, and at this stage that is all I know. I look forward to visiting this site again and learning more. Thankyou, te whanau, for the opportunity in creating this wonderful web site.
Waiana Collier
Auckland, New Zealand : Wednesday, August 20, 2003
kia ora peeps i was just having a nohi for the meaning of my daughters name and accidently stubbled on to this site!!! I had a nohi and its a pretty cool site!!!....chur
Miriama Hira
Tuakau, New Zealand : Wednesday, August 20, 2003
I am so pleased to have learnt about the family website. My family lives in Hawkes Bay and at times am able to go home and pay them all visit. My Mum has given myself history and photos of the 1980 reunion and my great great great grandfather Manuel Jose. My Mum's family is the 5th line Maraea Te Hake. I would be very appreciative to whom it may concern to be kept up to date about whakapapa.Here is my e-mail address: sylvanna@bigpond.comWarmest RegardsSylvanna Hirschfeld
Sylvanna Hirschfeld
Victoria, Australia : Friday, August 01, 2003
Kia Ora all, This is the first time I have seen the site and I am glad to have found it on the WWW. Our family (decendance of Edith May Hovell) have had our own website too for the last 3 years. I have sent an email with web address for Manuel Jose to almost 100 of our family members and hopefully them are logging onto this website too. Our family website is www.porahu.com/Please have a look and leave a message for us in our message book.
Brad Fox
Sydney, Australia : Friday, August 01, 2003
i am looking for the manuel`s and the flag as i am working the caslte from spain send a letter to 51 jollies street linwood ch*ch thinks and wouldn like to hear from anyone
Joseph Manuel
Christchurch, New Zealand : Thursday, July 24, 2003
Kia Ora, I stumbled across your web site in the hope of finding some family history for my husband Kenneth Teepa, who was sadly not raised by his parents Hori and Pare Teepa in Ruatoki, I saw a `Teao Mihi Teepa` on your site and am just hoping that she or anybody with the same surname as mine from Ruatoki could offer us any family history, haven`t set up an e-mail address yet but my phone no. is 07 542 0806 Thank you Your web site is an awesome idea i wish more maori would do that before we all lose our whakapapa.
Damita Teepa
Tauranga, New Zealand : Tuesday, July 22, 2003
Wattup ow whanau. I was at da family reunion and it was mean. It was choice seing all the whanau from everywhere turn up for it. in was there working and it was hard out puting everything together in time, especially the marque. My grandmothers maiden name is Manuel, her name is Sarah or Hera Manuel. I am a decendant of Jose Manuel of Ngati-Porou and i'm proud. NGATI-POROU EAST KOAST.PEACE OUT
Rua Cooper
Ngaruawahia, New Zealand : Monday, July 21, 2003
I'm looking for information on the following people said to be direct descendants of Fletcher Christian through their mother who was Maori.Paulette Mariae-Therese,(born in Napier 1929)Cecelia, and Mark Bode're. Any information would be appreciated.thank you
Paulette Bode're
Canberra, Australia : Friday, July 18, 2003
Kia Ora whanau,I am a great granddaughter of Motoi Edwards form the east coast, and find this site really exciting. I see that we indeed have lots of whanau out there, and a lot of the surnames I have seen on the site so far have given me a look into who/whom i am related to. great stuff, would love to know when the next reunion is, Kia OLra whanau, you're all too much.
Matilda (Turipa) Pio (nee Agassiz - Tai)
Waikaremoana, New Zealand : Sunday, July 13, 2003
Kia ora whanau,me & my whanau went to the 2001 Manuel reunion . First time for us to be down those ways. Had an awesome time.LATER
Rangimarie Rihari
Auckland, New Zealand : Thursday, July 10, 2003
Kia Ora nga whanau katoa- I am a mokopuna of Enoka Tuau otherwise known as knox/y, great grandmother is Mereapu Tangaere, Kia ora. I am currently a student at Whitecliffe college of Arts and Design, majoring in Fashion. I am in my final year of a bachelor of Fine Arts, and what better way to finish my degree with a collection representing my ancestral background. Just wanting to know if we have a whanau pattern that can be applied to taaniko. Any info will be appreciated. Kia Ora
Juanita Ogle
Auckland, New Zealand : Monday, June 30, 2003
Well!!!!!, had to sign in on such an important guest book with such a fantastic family which I am fiercely proud of. Especially the two very important people who we have to thank for all the garthering of info from stratch my Aunt Vivienne & Uncle Bob McConnell. My Mum was the oldest of this Hovell family with 8 other brothers and sisters, some who still live up at Te Araroa. We still go there as often as possible and enjoy all the connecting with family and love the connection of having a home to come back to. Loads of love to all the Whanau. Love the site it is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
Rachel Thaugland
Rotorua, New Zealand : Friday, June 27, 2003
Kia ora e te whanau Manuel!He mea whakahirahira te kite i tenei wharangi ipurangi kia kite i te whanau maha i ta ratau whakapapa, ahakoa kei amerika, kei ahitereiria, haina kei hea kei te tangata e noho ana.ko waku nei mihi ki nga tangata na ratau i whakatu i te wharangi ipurangi nei.Ka taea tonutia e au te ako i taku whakapapa no Peina, me nga korero mo taku tipuna a Jose Manuel, ara, i ahu mai ia i whea. Kei te pirangi ahau te mohio i tana whakapapa no Peina mena ka taea tetahi te whakaatu mai i tenei tena tuku mai ki taku e-mera:celly_k@hotmail.com.Koa!Kaore ka roa ka tutaki ano tatou te whanau Jose ki rahui marae hei te 2011 pea! Ka nui waku nei korero mo tenei wa engari mena kei te hiahia tetahi o koutou te tono e-mera kia ahau, kei runga ake toku e-mera, kaua e whakama he whanau kotahi tatou!Noho ora mai,C.Goldsmith
c. goldsmith
Hamilton, New Zealand : Friday, June 20, 2003
Hi to you all,Miss my family mum&dad Maurice&Robyn Rickard and Bill Rickard my grndfather,Were all well. Sian & Jye are doing well at school. Hope someone reads this and remembers who i am i have a email;burgess.t@telstra.com.au
brisbane, australia : Wednesday, June 11, 2003
Kia Ora te whanau Ko Porourangi Manuel toku matua, 1936-1997.I am a Registered nurse working in Maori health in Porirua as the Whanau Ora nurse at Maraeroa marae health clinic. I am currently doiong a post-grad Diploma in Hauora studies and was looking on the internet for information and came across this site.I have thoroughly enjoyed reading and connecting with whanau and would like to say a big KIA ORA to all the whanau out there.
Gaylene O'Dowd nee Manuel
Paraparaumu, New Zealand : Saturday, June 14, 2003
I only found out today, that Manuel Jose had a website and Im cranked up to keep in touch with all my whanau here and in NZ. Oh could you say hi to Mum and Dad Butler. Ta.
Irene Stacey
Morayfield, Australia : Monday, June 09, 2003
Just another note I would really love any information about my grandfather's(Wallace Kaa)biological mother.She was a Haenga and that is how we are connected to the Jose Manuel.All I know is that she is my great grandmother and that is it.Any information would gladly be appreciated.My e-mail address is at the bottom of this message.Thank You.
Elizabeth Kaa
Auckland, New Zealand : Thursday, June 05, 2003
Kiaora whanau and a big ups to cuzzie Marilyn.Got your e-mail address cuz.Thank You.Mine is dawnrayz74@hotmail.com and thats for any whanau out there.Love the site can see whats going on.But everyone take care.Arohanui.Liz and Rugrats...
Elizabeth Kaa
Auckland, New Zealand : Thursday, June 05, 2003
A big Kia Ora to all of you. Wow what an awesome site to read. I see my cuzzie Elizabeth Kaa has been here too, Sup Cuz! My e-Mail address is marilyn@herplace.co.nz write to me sometime. My mother is Tangi Barbarich (nee Haenga) and my dad is Ruka Barbarich. My nanny is Eliza Haenga, she had her 90th this year and my late grandfathers name was Heremia Haenga. We are the same Haenga family from Tikapa where we have ties with the Jose Manuel whanau. Great stuff!
Marilyn Barbarich
Gisborne, New Zealand : Wednesday, June 04, 2003
That was a careless mistake of mine leaving Wiremu Manuel out. He would be D4 and Mabel should be D4w. but Wiremu hasn't been completely omitted. You will find him on page 293 as I4h. I hope you have added his name to your book.
Bob McConnell
New Zealand : Monday, June 02, 2003
It was great to see the website. Just a couple of mistakes in the Whio Manuel (son of Te Oti) family. Whio's first son's name is Ngatamatoa (not Tamatoa)and his wife's name is Cavil (not Cavell). Lastly Wiremu Manuel is missing from the tree. His wife is Mabel (Edwards).
Tina Manuel
Qld, Australia : Sunday, June 01, 2003
Kia ora, I am a grand daughter of Hoana Terere. My Grandfather is Tauranga Taumaunu. I have been searching for Whakapapa on my grandmothers side for a while now as we had never met. Did anyone know her? It was by sheer luck that I had come across this website and I am proud to be a descendant of Manuel Jose. I think these Whakapapa lines with the photos are awesome! I would appreciate to hear from anyone who knew my grandmother, can anyone help?Kind regards Shaine
Turangi, New Zealand : Tuesday, May 27, 2003
This is a great website. Greetings. buscadores
buscadores <info@buscadores.com>
USA : Saturday, May 24, 2003
Kia ora to my big brother Duane, Ra, Te Aorere, Awatere, Anahere and Te Mana in the wap-waps, Australia. Catching up on some family info and caught your name in the guest book along with a note to you from David Secker in the U.K. Will catch up with him for you and give him your details.ArohanuiTo all other whanau, knowledge is a powerful tool. Information from Olive branches is awesome!!!
Lalaina Bristowe
New Zealand : Saturday, May 24, 2003
Kia OraThis is a awesome site, I'm not related (I think) but my sister is married to a Goldsmith, My grandfather Karauria Edwards 2nd wife Enid White was married to a Thomas Collier and my cousin Tai Elkington is married to Mere Haenga from your whanau. Also I have a friend visiting me looking for his whanau, which comes from your Manuel line via the Nelson Whanau, and I worked with a Robyn Manuel back in the 80's at Wgtn Hospital, so I am all but related to your whanauCheers...Aubry
Porirua, New Zealand : Thursday, May 22, 2003
You have a very thorough site. You are to be commended for all of the information you have made available to us the searchers. I didn't find any info on my ancestors, but I still enjoyed looking around

Kia Ora to you all.I have informed my whanau about your fabulous website. They are all excited about the possiblity of finding someone they know or grew up with who is mentioned in the whakapapa, and especially love the photos from all the reunions.I'm afraid I don't know too much about my father's side of our whakapapa. All I know is that my great grandfather was originally a Rako (Dick? or Te Aramoana? Rako) and changed his name to Henare Aramoana. He married Nikau (or Mokai as she is known to us) Collier. Details are a little sketchy. My father Peter Tukaretu Aramoana's first cousin Tom O'Rielly sent me some information regarding the Collier whakapapa, which starts from Timi Collier and his 3 wives and ends at his great grandchildren.

nice website
none, US : Saturday, February 15, 2003
Greetings from Brisbane, Australia. I have just hit on your site after going down memory lane. Some 23 years ago I was married to Daniel Ngamotu Collier who originated from Opotoki. His Dad -also a Daniel- was living at Paeroa (spelling!!) during that period and had a family of about six youngsters who ranged from early primary through to early college years. Three girls and three boys I think. Daniel (senior) told me a great deal about his family history and the whole family had such strong links with their whanua. I recall his father (senior) was quite frail and resident in a nursing home but I cannot remember where. I went to visit him with Ngamotu, his father and step mother. Daniel and his children attended the very first reunion-I see there has been another ! Wow, time has flown. There were older children from a previous marriage (Ngamotu's siblings) who were living in Opotiki.A sister whom I met during a brief visit and an older brother . Ngamotu told me his grandparents ran a diary farm outside of Opotiki. He and his siblings were raised on the farm most of their childhood. Ngamotu and I parted ways about 1984-85. I regret not maintaining links with his Dad and those younger children whom I came to know. I hope they are all safe and well.I'd appreciate it if someone back there who reads this and knows them could let them know that Mary Ann says hello and hope's everyone's happy.(They will probably wonder mary Ann who after all this time !!) Anyway, I am blown away with the detail on this site and so much info. It's obvious that the Manuel Jose clan are doing an awesome job at keeping these family links alive and well- and flourishing !!! Good luck to you all,CheersMary Ann Collier
Mary Ann Collier
Brisbane, Australia : Tuesday, February 11, 2003
Kia Orame again. Forgot to mention my awesome Christmas Holiday. We had a Reunion over the week of Christmas at Tikapa at Pokai Marae. My sole surviving Grandparent, Rita Edwards (nee Tekawa)(my mum's mum), all her children, their children (thats where I come in) and our children. It was awesome. I haven't been back to Tikapa since I was a kid, over looking Waipu, it was breathtaking. Armed with only a small generator, we still managed to bring todays technology into our whare nui by having a laptop generated slide show on a big screen, cher cher!! Thanks to my cuzzie working for NZQA. Anyway, the marae was made an alcohol free zone because it was for our kids to know where they come from. Hey, and not once did I hear any of them complain about there being nothing to do. The aunties even organised a trip up the hill for our little ones to see Ole Jose. Sorry to my rellies on my dads side that were attending a wananga at Hiruharama, we just ran out of time (thats why we sent Dad). Anyway can't wait to do that again.
Rita Manuel
Kawerau, New Zealand : Thursday, January 30, 2003
Kia Ora WhanauI'm a 'real' Manuel twice over!! Here's how, my parents are Wiremu and Mabel (Edwards) Manuel. My Dad's Great Grandfather was Neri, and Mum's Great Grandmother was Makarita, yes they were brother and sister. So can anyone get any closer then that. The thing is we didn't even know till the 1980-81 reunion. Does anyone know where I can get a copy of 'Olive Branches' and 'Ole Jose'? Our family had these, but someone borrowed them and didn't return them. I'd love to be able to hand these down to my boys. Please Help!!
Rita Manuel
Kawerau, New Zealand : Thursday, January 30, 2003
Bruce Anderxson
Wanganui, New Zealand : Wednesday, January 22, 2003
Kia Ora Whanau, Last week (14/01/03), I went to Tikitiki for the first time to take Granpa (Dick Collier) kawemate home. Great experience had by me and all my whanau.
Karen Kahika
Kawerau, New Zealand : Monday, January 20, 2003
Congratulations Doug. Read about your road to stardom with your bullocks... eat your heart out Tom Cruise.
Hine and son Milton Rickard
Gisborne, New Zealand : Friday, January 10, 2003 at 21:03:41 (NZDT)
Hello,My Great Grandfather is Sonny Peachey. My Dad Michael Peachey. He is the oldest boy of 7 children. Have had the pleasure of looking up my family tree in the library and finding the Olive branches really awesome and full of a lot of info about where our family is from and how many there are of us all under his umbrella (so to speak). I feel very proud and honoured to be apart of such an interesting family of descendants. I noticed that I was never mentioned in the book were the trees were listed and subsiquently my other siblings neither and was wondering how to go about adding our names and our childrens' names to this vast and huge family tree.It would also be very awesome to get chatting with or emailing anyone who would like to help me get to know my family tree better and fill in the gaps of things that i already know about. Thanks. Email address is crazy3@ihug.co.nz
Neva Zainey (maiden name Peachey)
Hamilton, New Zealand : Thursday, January 09, 2003 at 13:31:20 (NZDT)
Just checking out the Gisborne Herald during my lunch break and there's Doug Katae with his bullocks "bound for stardom" with Tom Cruise in New Plymouth!Have a look at http://www.gisborneherald.co.nz/local.htm#Tangihau
Peggy McConnell
Wellington, New Zealand : Thursday, January 09, 2003 at 12:37:05 (NZDT)
To George Preston, you could try contacting Jack Gilvray at Tikitiki, East Coast (06)8643.999, he might be able to help you. Good luck.
Georgina Brown
Narre Warren, Melbourne, Australia : Wednesday, January 08, 2003 at 00:15:41 (NZDT)
rachael de thierry read your message and i would appreciate being in contact with you as i would like to know of Tuparoa in your dads time. My mum spent time there and her name was kuatau haerewa (hikitapua). Thanks.
kathy rickard
perth, australia : Tuesday, January 07, 2003 at 19:49:59 (NZDT)
seeking any info about A.R.Gilvray. i served with him in malaya/borneo 1965. would love to hear from him.georgep7@paradise.net.nz
george preston
christchurch, New Zealand : Saturday, January 04, 2003 at 19:13:17 (NZDT)