2005 archived news


20 December 2005Meeting
At Aunty Connie Katae's home, Te Araroa on December 30 at 2pm To discuss our Spanish connexion now that his origins in Spain have been located and a documentary about Manuel Jose coming to the Coast late January with Diana Burns. We need to talk about future activities and how to express our Panioratanga so that all can enjoy our heritage.
Bob McConnell - Te Araroa
16 December 2005Whakapapa
For those who already know and those who did not know. I wish to acknowledge my biological father Te Urikore (Jury) Paringatai, son of Peti Haenga and Hemi Paringatai, mokopuna of Makarita. Thank you to my mother and all my whanau for their support during this revelation. Mauri ora!!
Te Paea Paringatai
07 December 2005Bub's Collier is turning 90
Nan (the late Sid's (Parekura) wife) is celebrating her 90th birthday this Friday. We are so proud of our Nana that she has reached this milestone and is still in pretty good health. Nana has 6 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. We will be celebrating her birthday this Sunday as a family.
Patricia Diprose (nee Collier) - Cambridge - New Zealand
20 November 2005PhD research
Kia Ora whanauNext year I plan to embark on a PhD through Victoria University, Wellington. My topic is going to look at how Maori design contributes to the hauora of its participants. Maori design can be defined as historic or contemporary symbolism that is unique to Maori.I plan to do some case studies - if any whanau is interested in taking part, please send me an email at maria.wilson@paradise.net.nz or my phone number is 04 236 7853. Kia ora, na Maria
Maria Wilson (nee Haenga) - Titahi Bay - New Zealand
07 October 2005Manuel Jose
We have just had interesting news from Spain. You my recall that a spanish TV crew visited Rangitukia early this year. Their NZ contact , Diana Burns, has heard from them. They have b een searching Segovia for the origins of Manuel Jose and have tracked him down to a village called Valverde del Majano a few kilometres from the city of Segovia. lthis is exciting news and we are waiting for more details
Bob McConnell - Te Araroa - New Zealand
20 July 2005Sports History
I am the rugby league correponded for the Irish Independent and I have a lot of dealings with 2 of your own and came across your fabulous site but was a little surprised not to see any report on the fact that these 2 great sportsman were not in anyway mentioned in any form on the fact that they created history in Irish sport and maybe world sport. On the 3rd of July at Odsel Stadium, Bradford, England, an Irish Rugby League team was lead out by captain Simon Manuel which included his son Joseph which is a first for the four nations and maybe any rugby league international to include father-son in its line-up. Simon Manuel led his team to a first ever victory by any Irish League side on English soil and his son earned a Player of The Match award. I am sure with this information you will pay credit where credit is due to two of the most amazing sportsman certainly in Ireland at this time. I believe they hail from Dunedin or Christchurch and know they are very proud of who and what they are, congratulations on this wonderfull site.
Enda Mcivoy - Dublin - Ireland
07 July 2005Searching Eastcoast for whanau
Kiora my name is Joyce Manuel,I am the daughter of Nedand Matehuihui Manuel,they lived in Poroporo,I am searching for Tuke Manuels children,Julia Stone from Te Reinga,Poneke Karauria,Mavis and Monroe Uetuku,Mo Edwards from Te Reinga,Winnie Babbington was married to Tu Manuel,Les Cribb Gisborne,Helen Ogilvy Gisborne,Mihi Hapi,John Leach Gisborne,Toss Kopua Gisborne,Janice Matete,Mate Robinson Wellington,Tiny Lambert Mrs Kirikiri,I have not seen my family for over 25years,I long to find them, I also would like to find Kathleen Pouwhare my contact is gregory.skudder@xtra.co.nz if you have information.
Joyce Manuel - Rotorua - New Zealand
06 July 2005Tracing relatives
To all my whanau,wherever you all may live,I am seeking contact of our spanish side,back in spain.I wishto keep contact with any relatives I am yet to meet.I am the grandaughter of Matehuihui Manuel-Grandfather Neri Manuel,Great Grandparents name kohi.I can be contacted by email gregory.skudder@xtra.co.nzPlease when emailing use a password that I can identify and we as the decendants will recognise.Arohanui Lisa Manuel.
Lisa Manuel - Rotorua - New Zealand
24 June 2005Hows the CUzzinZ
Just letting everyone know our whanau are all doing good, perhaps if everyone from the whanau adds a little news to this site, it might take off a little more and that way we can all get an idea of how everyone is and all the choice things going on in their lives. ka kite Ano
Mark Wihongi - Whangarei - Aotearoa
27 May 2005Te Aotaihi Wharenui Opening
Re: Te Whakatuwheratanga o Te Aotaihi, Awatere Marae, Te Araroa.Mehemea kei te watea etahi o koutou? Me haere koutou ki te whakanui tenei kaupapa whakahirahira.Date: Sunday, 5 June 2005 (Ra tuatahi).Time: 5am Dawn Ceremony & Blessing.Unveiling and blessing of Opening Plaque.Unveiling and blessing of Memorial Honours Board.6.30am - Whakatau.Thanks Giving Service (Morning Prayer) officiated by Bishop Brown - Turei.9am - Light Breakfast.10.30am - Tour of Te Aotaihi and korero / explanation of whakairo, tukutuku, etc...1.30pm - Hakari.3pm - Continue tour / korero / explanation of wharenui.6pm - Whanau EveningTe Aotaihitanga, Awateretanga etc.. Activities, Disco....Monday 06 June 2005 (Ra tuarua): 8am - parakuihi, Poroporoaki.Noho ora mai ra.
Kathleen (Ward) Rota - Te Whanganui-A-Tara - Aotearoa
06 May 2005soorryy
sorry dont take any notice of what was wrote i wrote it in the wrong one sorry. i dont know how to take it off!
cheyanne - gisborne - new zealand
02 May 2005Hune and Kataraina Poi Whanau Reunion
The decendants of Hune and Kataraina (Granddaughter of Manuel Jose and Tapita, Daughter of Peti nee Manuel and Manuel Lima) have been meeting at the whare of Hune Poi Fox to discuss tentative dates for a whanau reunion. The reunion is to be confirmed and will only happen based on the interests of whanau members..SO if you think you may be interested in such an event happening, then email Hune and Gloria Poi at thepois@xtra.co.nz
Poi Whanau - Gisborne - New Zealand
22 April 2005birthday
We, the whanau of Ritihia Edwards nee TeKawa will be celebrating her eightieth birthday in kawerau. This is open to any relations who want to come. please get in touch with Rita Manuel who is the organniser. Her number is in 073236720. Kia ora.
mabel manuel - kawerau - new zealand
22 April 2005birthday
We, the whanau of Ritihia Edwards nee TeKawa will be celebrating her eightieth birthday in kawerau. This is open to any relations who want to come. please get in touch with Rita Manuel who is the organniser. Her number is in the phine book.
mabel manuel - kawerau - new zealand
12 March 2005Spanish Documentary
The team from Spain have been and gone after a wonderul weekend at Rangitukia. They are sure their documentary will encourage more visitors from Spain with tourism possibilities for our area,
Bob McConnell - Te Araroa - N.Z.
04 February 2005Spanish TV team to visit Rangitukia
A Spanish documentary team is due at Rangitukia in March. Precise dates not yet available.Keep in touch with this site. Anyone interested in being part of this important whanau event should contact Big John Manuel, Rangitukia.
Bob Mcconnell - Te Araroa - NZ