2006 archived news


22 December 2006 Trip to Spain
We have updated the site with exciting news about a possible trip to Spain to visit our Manuel Jose cousins. Please check out the 2007 Reunion page
Peggy McConnell - Wellington
26 April 2006Peggy McConnell or Bob
Kia Ora Peggy or Bob - Is there an email that i can contact you on, there are some things that i need to discuss with you or you could email me on helen.collier@wananga.ac.nz.
Helen Collier - Kawerau
23 April 2006add on to previous comment
any one wanting to contact kamol & norman they can email them at barbernorman@hotmail.com
fay murphy(nee barber) - auckland - new zealand
23 April 2006add on to previous comment
any one wanting to contact kamol & norman they can email them at barbernorman@hotmail.com
fay murphy(nee barber) - auckland - new zealand
23 April 2006kamol oakes marries
on march 24th 06 karmol oakes married norman barber at the bathurst court house nsw australia .kamol is the daughter of nina & taku oakes.any one wanting to send them congratelations can email them kiwichickdaz@bigpond.com.au
fay murphy(nee barber) - auckland - new zealand
01 April 2006Meeting cancelled
The meeting at Connie Katae's to have been held on Easter Sunday has been cancelled. For further information contact Big John Manuel
Bob McConnell - Te Araroa - NZ
29 March 2006Pakeha Maori
Helen, I found this on a TVNZ page from 2004:TV ONE brings you this Waitangi Day special.In the early 19th century, adventurers, whalers and sealers came ashore in NZ and took their chances among the local Maori. These "Pakeha Maori" were integrated into tribes and depended on Maori for their livelihood and survival. In early historical accounts they were portrayed as unsavoury, promiscuous, drunkards and fighters. Yet contemporary historians are reworking the slurs and revealing a unique class of men and women who possessed the skills, courage and knowledge necessary to live and prosper in a warrior society.You can view the page for yourself, and request informtion here:http://www.tvnz.tx.co.nz/planit/issue6_2004/index.html(you'll need to scroll down a way to find it)
Peggy McConnell
27 March 2006Sorry meant to Be Peggy McConnell
Sorry bout the typo meant to be Peggy McConnell not McDonald!!
27 March 2006Peggy McDonald
Thanks Peggy that will be good, also if you know of any other info that has been broadcast on TV i think there was another one called Pakeha Maori that was screened a few years ago.
20 March 2006Message for Helen
Hi Helen, Yes, there will be copies available - not quite sure just when, as it hasn't had its launch in Spain yet, or been translated into English. I will post ordering details on the "shop" page as soon as we get them.Peggy.
Peggy McConnell - Wellington
11 March 2006A reunion! My 50th birthday
It's a Party and You're Invited and bring the whanau too!!!Date: Saturday 27 May 2006Time: 5pm powhiriPlace: Orongomai Marae - 1 Railway Ave; Upper Hutt, WellingtonCan sleep over at the Marae; however will need to advise so arrangement can be made prior to the event.Should you feel like alcohol, please feel welcome to bring your own.Please accept this as a personal invite:R.S.V.P by 15 April with numbers of attendance and accommodation requiredreply to email address: maria.wilson@paradise.net.nz or my home phone is: 04 236 7853 or mobile to text or phone 025 727 386Kai pai - looking forward to celebrating my birthday with my friends and whanau!!!!!
Maria Wilson (Haenga) - Titahi Bay - New Zealand
11 March 2006Iranui Collier
my email address is vikki.kake@xtra.co.nz
vikki.kake - whangarei
11 March 2006looking for great-grandmothers whanau?
kia-ora I'm looking for my great-grandmother's whanau her name was Iranui Collier and her father's name is Koria Collier.She married Waipuke Ruka a Nga-puhi, our family is in the Collier/Goldsmith Reunion book back in 1988.Would like to find information about her whanau because I want to visit next summer and see her marae.
vikki kake - whangarei
02 March 2006Documentary
In the article on Manuel Jose birthplace in the Gisborne Herald it was mentioned that there was a documentary at Hinepare marae on Friday, does anyone know when that was? or will it be screening again? copies??
27 February 2006Jose's Birthplace Revealed!
Copy and paste the link below into your browser to read the article from the Gisborne Hearldhttp://www.gisborneherald.co.nz/article.asp?aid=3977&iid=344&sud=27
Peggy McConnell - Wellington - NZ
25 February 2006add on to previous comment
any one wanting to contact me can do so at : kiwichickdaz@bigpond.com
Kamol Oakes - Bathurst - Australia
25 February 2006Whakapapa Amendment
Kia Ora, I am the great great granddaughter of (3)Maraea, my great grandmother is Emma, my grandmother is Te Oranoa (dec), I noticed that under my fathers name Taku Oakes it states that his wife's name is Anne, this is in fact incorrect my mothers name is Nina (nee: Kerehoma). Thought that i would keep the whakapapa lines up to date. Thankyou
Kamol Oakes - Bathurst - Australia
23 February 2006Is there whanau here?
I am the granddaughter of Late Bennie and Late Hinetai (Moana) Kingi.My grandfathers mother is the late Horiana Kirikiri.Nanny Horiana's late father and late mother is Karaitiana and Sarah (Campbell).Papa Karaitiana's mother is Peti Manuel.And Peti's parents are Manuel Jose and Tapita Te Herekaipuke. Do I have whanau here in Dunedin? Email me at jonandeve@e3.net.nz Am currently studying at Otago Uni.
Yvonne Tremain - Dunedin - New Zealand
13 February 2006Ammendment
Kia Ora! While browsing this great site I noticed that my father and his brothers aren't listed as the issue of their parents. Their mother is Ane, daughter of Mereapu, grand daughter of Hori, great grand daughter of Mihi Taheke. Ane married Ralph Yates and had 3 sons, Rangi (Frank), John and Ariki (Reg or Riki). The sons had 3,4,and 2 children respectively. I am John's eldest child. The brothers are all grandfathers now too. Thought this info would help to keep your whakapapa up to date. Anyone wishing to contact me can do so at tara_yates@hotmail.com.
Tara Yates - Caloundra - Australia
26 January 2006Another Collier is born
Daniel Sydney Collier was born at 7.52 pm on Sunday 22nd January 2006. He weighed in at a healthy 7lb 15oz. He is the third child for Trevor & Kelly Collier but the first son! His Great-Grandfather was the late Sid Collier and Grandfather is Barry Collier.
Patricia Diprose (nee Collier) - Cambridge - New Zealand
11 January 2006Papa Jack is turning 90!!!
Kia ora whanau, John (Papa Jack) Manuel-Lima son of Frank and Iritana, will be celebrating his 90th birthday on Saturday the 14th of January 2006 at George Nepia Memorial Park (Waiapu Clubrooms), Rangitukia at 2pm. All are most welcome & apologies for the late notice!!
Monty Manuel - Ruatoria - New Zealand