Keti Te Hei Pounamu – our Ngati Whakaue connection

Written by Robyn Kamira
8 November 2009

Tunohopu marae, Ohinemutu, Rotorua

Tunohopu marae, Ohinemutu, Rotorua

We know that we have a rich whakapapa but it came as a surprise to find out that we have whakapapa connections to Te Arawa and in particular, the Ngati Whakaue people.

Ngati Whakaue reside in Maketu and Rotorua. The specific area that we connect to is Tunohopu marae, only a couple of hundred metres from the well-known Ohinemutu in Rotorua township. I am told that while Ohinemutu is often host to the ceremonial and high profile events, Tunohopu hosts the day to day needs of the hapu such as tangi.

According to Maori Land Court records, our names were removed from land titles during the time of our grandfather Pita Kamira. We had been challenged because we did not hold the ahi kaa – we did not keep the fires warm by living in the area.

The evidence refers to Keti Te Hei Pounamu who, according to the records, was taken captive. Keti Te Hei Pounamu was around during the musket wars – at the time that Hongi Hika had arrived from the north to sack Mokoia Island in 1823. He was successful in defeating Ngati Whakaue and took Keti Te Hei Pounamu - a chieftainess of the Tunohopu hapu. Her whakapapa goes back to Tunohopu the man, and back further to Tutanekai and Hinemoa.

She was taken north and married an Irish-Englishman named Thomas Samuel Joyce, who later died while pearl diving on Thursday Island. I am speculating, but she would have been a more than worthy trade for muskets.

Following Thomas’s death, she married Englishman Charles Arthur Cook – this is where the name Kuku comes from. Charles is translated to Haare (or Hare). I do not know if he was related to Captain James Cook but I heard from my father that some said he was.

Keti Te Hei Pounamu and Charles had two children. The first was Rangipaku Kuku. The second child was Hare Kuku (Charles Cook) who married Miriama Mata Pangari. Their daughter was our great grandmother Mereana (Te Ruru) Kuku.

Our whakapapa from Mereana Te Ruru Kuku to Keti Te Hei Pounamu

Our whakapapa from Mereana Te Ruru Kuku to Keti Te Hei Pounamu

So, the Ngati Whakaue connection is through Mereana whose grandmother was Keti Te Hei Pounamu, chieftainess of Tunohopu or Ngati Whakaue.

References

Maori Land Court record (full reference later)

The contributors to whakapapa.maori.org.nz forums

A special thanks also goes to John Fenwick (Ngati Rangiteaorere) for his assistance in unfolding this wonderful story.

Questions

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69 Responses to Keti Te Hei Pounamu – our Ngati Whakaue connection

  1. Angel Samson says:

    Kia ora all,

    I am too researching my whakapapa. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. I have asked my nanny (Te Reo Rameka nee Solomon) but she is unsure of her grandfathers line.

    This is what I have so far:

    Mata = Hare Kuku

    Tamati Kuku = Tauroa Eruera

    Huria Te Whao Kuku = Te Kope Horomona

    Te Reo Rameka (nee Horomona).

    Te Reo is my grandmother and I have asked her about this. She is unsure of the Kuku/Cook line. I am hoping I am in the right place to ask. I always thought my nanny’s ties were in the Hokianga. My nan has corrected me and said she also has ties to Tauranga but not sure how. I have read all the above and am still unsure if my whanau line fits in.

    Please feel free to email me: kurachikky@hotmail.com
    Would love to korero more about this and share this info with my nanny.

  2. Terri-Anne Te Aroha Roberts says:

    Thank you for the Whakapapa (Nga Mihi Nui)

    (I) Thomas Samuel Joyce=Keti Te Hei Pounamu (Te Arawa)
    (II) Thomas Samuel Joyce=Miriama Te Ounui (Whanau a Apanui)
    Pane Joyce=Hirini Katene

  3. wiremu tomo kingi says:

    Kia Ora Hare an mata had 8 children can you also tell me who there partners were.??? i am off that line but some names confuse me a little, you start me off an i will give you a chapter thank you . good page.

  4. Hamiora Wihongi says:

    Tena ano koe,

    Nga mihi e nga tini whanaunga. I also descend from Keti Te Hei Pounamu from her second marriage to Charles Cook whose daughter was Maraea who married Wiremu Ututaonga. They had Akinihi Ututaonga who married Ripi WiHongi. They had Hamiora WiHongi who married Meri Maaka. They had Paratene WiHongi who married Arahi Prime. They had me Hamiora (Sam) WiHongi

    Naku noa na

    Sam WiHongi

    • Viv R says:

      Hello Sam, hi to my distant cousin … Akinihi was/is my great grandmother Mariata’s sister. Tarati Ututaonga, their sister, married Whakataha Wihongi, Ripi’s brother.

      Viv

  5. Josie says:

    Hi this is a reply for Viv R

    re Rebecca Elise Ututaonga who was married to Arthur James Iles. You said your great great grandmother was her sister. I would love to know more as I went to the maori land court in Rotorua today and found a Meraea Heipounamu alias Meraea Kuku/a? alias Meraea Ututaonga where there were Iles whanau who succeeded land from this person. Would love to know who this is and what link she is to Rebecca. Also maybe this is the whakapapa perhaps?

    Can you please get in touch with me my email address is lymphworx@kinect.co.nz. Thank you

  6. Ihipera Joyce says:

    He pitopito korero ano – forgot to say who, how what my hononga ki te korero o tenei. My Koro Albert Joyce Married Ihipera (nee Ututaonga) had my father Neil Joyce who married Valma (nee Falwasser/Hohaia).

  7. Ihipera Joyce says:

    Interesting – a little confusing to the korero I have been brought up hearing, but interesting none the less. Its interesting now cause I was brought up believing our Kuia Keti Te Hei Pounamu was tupuna to my Ututaonga side – now read she is My joyce side – heoi ano – will have a good read – what matters will stick.

  8. victor teahuahu says:

    I am looking for any of the cash whanau from Mitimiti as my grandmother was Ira Cash or any of her whanau hoping you can help
    kiaora
    Victor Teahuahu

  9. Tim says:

    http://gw0.geneanet.org/anirbas?lang=fr&m=N&v=Cook

    If this link works it may be of interest to you all.

    • Kaiwhakahaere | Administrator says:

      Thanks Tim :)

      • wiremu tomo kingi says:

        very good link cuz thanks for that, im from the Tamati Tarawau kuku Everlyn Tauroa Eruera line Te marino = Te Oti Kingi they had 2 children Mohi an Te kano my dad he moe Mei TomoTua from Matangirau they had 10 children kia ora

  10. joanne cook says:

    charles keti te hei pounamu had 3 kids:

    1st Maraea m Wiremu Ututaonga,
    2nd Hare m Mata Pangari,
    3rd Mereana m Rakena PouOtene

    Hare and Mata hd 8 kids:
    Ngatihua,Ngahuia, Aporo, Hii, Maraea, Tame, Mereana, Kamira

    Hii md Ripene Minarapa hd7 kids:
    Totekarewa, Haro, Ketiorangi, Ngahuia, Hemi, Karena, Agnes.

    Haro hd 3 wives:
    Lucy Mapi, Charlotte Howell, Kirihau Otene Barber.

    Haro and Kirihau hd 5 kids:
    Ngarie, Ben, Karena, Ani Sam, Parehuia dy
    Ben Cook m Sophia Tipene hd 9 kids:
    Winnie dy, Winnie, Pakia, Arthur, Jimmy, Sophia dy, Thomas, Joseph, Joanne.

    To my knowledge this is how i percieve our whakapapa kia ora

    • Michelle Chapman says:

      My great nana is Agnes Cook (Akinihi Kuku) She married my great papa Victor Chapman from Mangamuka, they had 18 children one of them being my papa, and his son is my father. What a wonderful delight is was to type my nana’s name in google and find this. I only know small bits about Nana Agnes, and it will be awesome to continue reading this and see where i end up from here. Tumeke. Thank you for sharing this Whakapapa, it means the world to me. Kia Ora Michelle Chapman, Kerikeri

      • Michelle Chapman says:

        Oh yeah one more thing. My Aunty Jean (one of Agnes’s daughters is a wealth of information she lives in Kamo, she has been researching whakapapa for a yearrrrrssssssss, flick me a email if you are keen on her number.

      • Kaiwhakahaere | Administrator says:

        Tena koe Michelle,
        Yes, it would be great to have her input. Has she seen this website yet? Perhaps show it to her and ask if she would be ok if I get in touch :)
        Just contact me again through the contact form on this website and we can swap contact details then.
        Mauri ki runga!
        Rob

    • Sarah D says:

      I am a decendent of Mereana & Rakena Pouotene. I was just wondering if you had any information on them or any of their ancestors?
      I found this from the church records but can’t get any further.
      Thanks. :D

      • Viv R says:

        Hi Sarah
        I am also a descendant of Keti, through Maraea Cook (Kuku) and Wiremu Ututaonga. I have some bits of information on Mere and Rakena Pou Otene. Their children: Akinihi, Puti, Piripi, Matiu, Barney.
        Akinihi = Hone Otene
        Puti = Piniha Tahere
        Piripi = Te Pohe Otene
        Matiu = ?
        Barney = Roimata Pangari

        Akinihi and Hone Otene had Ringi who married Ware Pihema who had Peter W. Pihema. I think Akinihi died 1925-26 and Ringi in 1940.

        Viv R

      • Margaret Ngaropo says:

        Kia Ora Sarah,

        I wanted to reply in regards to your patai about Mereana and Rakena Pou Otene, I am unsure of where the Otene came from however, my great, great grandfather was Tawio Pou, his younger brother was Rakena Pou and their parents were Pouroto from Lower Waihou ( Ngati Te Reinga) and Te Kaweotu from Mangamuka and Waima ( Te Uri o Te Aho). Rakena supposedly was born in Whirinaki, but they, between, Waihou, Mangamuka, Waima and Whirinaki. This korero came from my Karani Tawio Pou when giving evidence at a Maori Land Court Hearing, to do with one of the Mangamuka No.1 Block. Let me know if you would like to know more.

    • joanne says:

      Something keeps puzzling me. We have Keti Te Hei Pounamu as our kuia. We know she was captured from Mokoia. Who were her parents? Someone has said she comes off Tutanekai. Where is the whakapapa for her?

      • darlene joyce-reweti says:

        I have the whakapapa for Keti TeHeipounamu recorded by Aporo Cook, son of Hare Cook and Mata Pangari. Hare is the son of Keti. Happy to share.

    • darlene joyce-reweti says:

      Kia ora Joanne Cook,

      re Hare Cook and Mata Pangari: daughter Ngahuia is known as Rangipaku in Orira where she was born and lived out her final years, and known as Ngahuia over in Paihia where she lived her married life. After her first husband Hemi (James) Joyce died over in the Torres Strait she became known as Karani (Granny) Pata in remembrance of the name of the boat ‘Bertha’… which became ‘Paata’ in Maori.

      Kia ora ra
      Darlene Joyce-Reweti

      • Linden Arthur Morris says:

        Kia ora Darlene, my dad Harold spoke of his mum/my grandmother (Ihapera Toe, daughter of Totokarewa Cook) meeting with your dad discussing whakapapa. I would be very interested to korero further with you regarding nga whakapapa o Totokarewa/Keti Te Hei Pounamu. Heoi ano nga mihi nui :-)
        Na Linden

    • Rawiniaraututu says:

      Kia ora whanau, my mother is Ketiorangi Hii Kuku Cook my father is Raureti Mokonuiarangi Kingi. My name is Rawiniaraututu also known as Lavinia I am also Te Hei Ponamu Uri. Thank you Jo. I also know Ben and Sophie Cook. They use to live in Maramarua. Ben is my first cousin his dad and my mum are brother sister. I need my cousinz addresses please

      • joanne cook says:

        Tena koe Rawinia, yes i am ben and sophies youngest daughter,i can vaguely remember, i think that nanny Rau lived on the main rd just passed the pub. I no uncle colin and aunty putti there kids, I knew aunty Reremoana,and uncle Joe,he once told me he changed his name to cook lol. I think there was uncle sonny? I met Two brothers at Mangamuka marae,wen aunty ngaere passed away,Hare/? and another aunty there-your sister. oh Raiti. So tena koe aunty; yay, looking forward to having a chat, as ive been tracing our whakapapa,.

    • joanne cook says:

      whanau i would like to adjust my comment, where i said mereana married rakena pou otene, i really think it is mereana married takou, and if i may say,she is a beautiful little lady. thank you whanau

      • joanne cook says:

        sorry ano i think i am confusing myself, need to take a step back, kia ora koutou katoa

  11. warren hamlet says:

    My great, great grandmother was Maraea Cook or Kuku. She also had a brother Here who married Mata Pangari and a sister Mere who married married Rakena Pouotene.

    Maraea married Wiremu Paki Ututaonga. their first child (of 9) was to become my gt. grandmother. (Please excuse possible misspelling).

    Mariata Ututaonga/Cross. Wiremu Paki Ututaonga is an interesting but mysterious person. He is said to be the third child of Rangimahora taken North by Hongi following one of his raids upon Tainui. Nobody new that she was pregnant at the time of the abduction. The child was born as Wiremu Paki Ututaonga. (Hence his surname).

    He died in the early 1900′s as the result of railway accident. More information if possible would be appreciated. As to what became of Rangimahora history apparently has no record.

    • Elizabeth Beatrice Theresa Waata Hariha Barber Martin says:

      Kia Ora Warren Hamlett,

      My name is Elizabeth Martin I notice on your research dated 10 July 2011 you are searching for information on your great great grandmother Maraea Kuku Cook who had a brother Hii and married Mata Pangari. However, I believe you and I share the same great great grandparents Hii Cook and Mata Pangari. How come there were two Hii Cooks father and son my grandfather being the son Hii Cook ll married my grandmother Ripene Minirapa which happen to have my mother Totokarewa who married my father Whakarei Barber from Maungamuka where some of my cousins are still there today.

      I have this scroll that was given to my eldest daughter Debbie who lives in Auckland from a relation in Rotorua if there is any way I could contact you I could give you a copy of this information and see if that sheds any light on who you are and your tupuna’s. I am 64 yrs old and still learning I live in Kerikeri and I look forward to catching with you. Kia kaha Warren

      • darlene joyce-reweti says:

        Tena koe Elizabeth

        I am the daughter of Brian Joyce, son of James Joyce, son of Tiahuia Joyce, son of Rangipaku Cook, daughter of Mata Pangari and Hare Cook (not Hii Cook) who is the son of Keti.

        Wow your mother is Totokarewa! I heard my grandfather and father speak of your whakapapa often. I have a lot of whakapapa and am happy to share what I have with you.

        I would also love to see the scroll that your daughter has please. I live in Auckland so am happy to go meet her and share what I have.

        Kia ora ra,
        Darlene Joyce-Reweti

      • Linden Arthur Morris says:

        Kia ora koutou,
        Totokarewa Cook was/is my great grandmother. She married Ngatumu Toe and begat my grandmother, Ihapera/Isabella Toe, who passed away last year in Rotorua.
        My father is Harold (Haro) Arthur Morris, my grandfather Joe Morehu (Morris) is also of Ngati Whakaue descent. Thanks heaps whanau for your posts! “Rapua te mea ngaro”

      • Kaiwhakahaere | Administrator says:

        Tena koe Linden!

    • Pam says:

      Hi. Wiremu Paki Ututaonga died in 1885. His inquest is held at Archives New Zealand in Wellington. It says he was killed when hit by a train while he was asleep on the lines. Also, you can get his death certificate. The online index at https://bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/search/ says he was 43 when he died.
      I hope this helps.

      • Josie says:

        Kia ora koutou, I am trying to find a link for Rebecca Elis Ututaonga who married Arthur James Iles the photographer. He took alot of photos in rotorua and they supposedly owned land out at Owhata. The land is marked by Iles Rd with the boundry line to beasley road. We have all the info on the grandfather but nothing on Rebecca. She is my daughters great great grandmother. I was wondering whether Wiremu Paki Ututoanga was her father or perhaps grandfather. It would be great to find a link somewhere as her name has drawn a blank. Its as if she dosen’t exist. Can you please help?

      • Viv R says:

        Hi Josie
        My great grandmother was Rebecca Elsie Iles (nee Ututaonga) sister. Rebecca was baptised Ripeka Rangimahora Ututaonga 22 November 1874. Have lots on the Ututaonga family and happy to share with you. My brother went to school with one of her descendents. Let me know how I can contact you.

  12. Eugene Kingi says:

    Wish I had of listened to my Father when he was alive..I to want to know where the connection to Hii Kuku is, look forward to reply …Kia ora

  13. Cookie Little says:

    @Dionne Morrell says:
    23 January 2011 at 4:33 am

    Yes, she was also know as karewa.

    Who was Hii cooks (Kuku parents) I have a full comprehensive list of the stanaways, but kuku ………absolute nothing.

  14. paula Jones says:

    Does anyone have any information about a Blanche Joyce who married a Robert McDonald and had a son Buddy William McDonald around 1914? We have military records from Buddy who says his parents are Blanche Boyce/Joyce from Hokianga and Robert McDonald from Waipu.
    I desperately need to find out this info … thanks Paula Jones

  15. Frances says:

    Kia Ora
    I have just attended a family get together at Mangamuka Marae and the name Te Hei Pounamu was mentioned in the Whakapapa.

  16. Irene Collins says:

    I am currently researching my Maori origin. The family name is Werahiko, Mere. Mere Werahiko married Henry Smith 1840 Rawene at the NZ Post Office around 1820. The Chief was Paoa Te Amohau he was taken as a prisoner of war by Nga Puhi. They were taken to the Bay of Islands and then returned to Ohinemutu. We don’t know what the connection there is. I have no idea where to go next, so I’m emailing the different iwi in this area for help. Kind regards Irene Collins

    • Tom Allan says:

      Tena koe e hoa,
      Try Maori Land on Line. There are a number of people with that name around the Rotorua area. Also, I know that name from Muriwhenua, ara Ngati Kuri.
      Hope this helps. Kia ora.
      Tom

    • Tom Allan says:

      Tena koe ano. I just remembered, Uncle Menehia Tahana’s wife, Wikitora was a Werahiko from Pakanae area. Kia ora.
      Tom

  17. Cerena Tahu (Baber - Cook/Kuku) says:

    Kia ora whanau..
    Does anyone have and information regarding our tupuna Keti Te Hei Pounamu and our connection with Mokoia Island? I do have some whakapapa from our kuia to Rangahau, although it isnt as legible as i would like it!!..

    Any help would be greatly appreciated…
    also, Dionne Morrell, please email ur aunty chicky!!

    Kiaora

  18. Dionne Morrell says:

    In regards to Cookie Little’s post below, my grandfather is Tamati Aporo Kuku aka Tom Tahu his mother is Karewa Kuku/Cook and his father is Walter Barber, he was adopted by Ranga Tahu & Turi/Tutti Harris . Is this the same Karewa Cook that is your grandmother? I am trying to trace my whakapapa and I’m not having much luck getting past my granddads parents. Can you help me?

    • Cookie Little says:

      I recognize all names :o )
      Harris is my dads first cousin (Richard Harris)
      Kuku/Cook is dads family This is his mum
      * Erihapeti Totokawera (Karewa) Cook – she had several marriages to
      -Ngatumu Erutoe – Waata Harihona (Walter McDonald)) Papa (Barber)

      Barber is my Dads half brothers

    • Cookie Little says:

      Hi ally cat. Ripene Minarapa (F) married – Hii Kuku/Cook, who are my grandmothers parents:o)

      Children:
      Akinihi (Agnes) Cook
      Haro Cook
      Ngahuia Julia Cook
      Haro Cook
      Parehuia Cook
      Karena Cook
      Ketiorangi Cook
      Erihapeti Totokawera (Karewa) Cook (GRANDMOTHER)

      ANDERSON BARBER BROWN ERUTOE CHAPMAN HOHAIA HOKAANGA HOWELL HOWERA KARENA MARENA MARRINER MAYNARD MINARAPA MORTON OTENE STANAWAY STANNAWAY STANWAY TANAPO TEHOKAANGA TIKA TOKI WILLIAMS KINGI WAITI CAMPBELL HEKE NEREHONA GARDNER RAI

      CORRECTION: Erihapeti Totokarewa ( karewa) Hii Kuku/Cook
      CHILDREN: David Barber elizabeth Beatrice Theresa Waata Martin Jennifer Barber/Harrison James Patrick Barber Isabella Morris Runciman John Baptiste Barber Lavinia Rawinia Whelham Michael shepherd Barber Thomas Aporo Tahu Richard Maynard Cook
      Husband: Hii Kuku (Cook)
      ________________________________________
      Born: at:
      Married: at:
      Died: at:
      Father:
      Mother:
      Other Spouses:
      ________________________________________
      Wife: Ripene Minarapa
      ________________________________________
      Born: at:
      Died: at:
      Father:parent Minarapa
      Mother:
      Other Spouses: Ripi Otene
      ________________________________________
      CHILDREN
      ________________________________________
      Name: Akinihi (Agnes) Cook
      Born: 1895 at:
      Married: at:
      Died: 2 OCT 1943 at:
      Spouses: Victor Randolph Chapman
      ________________________________________
      Name: Haro Cook
      Born: 1880 at:
      Married: at:
      Died: 10 JAN 1968 at:
      Spouses: Kirihaupapa unknown Lucy Mapi
      Wetekia (Charlotte) Howera (Howell)
      ________________________________________
      Name: Ngahuia Julia Cook
      Born: at:
      Married: at:
      Died: at:
      Spouses: Meto Toki
      ________________________________________
      Name: Parehuia Cook
      Born: at:
      Married: at:
      Died: at: Died young
      Spouses:
      ________________________________________
      Name: Karena Cook
      Born: at:
      Married: at:
      Died: at:
      Spouses: Hira Hohaia
      ________________________________________
      Name: Ketiorangi Cook
      Born: 15 FEB 1910 at:
      Married: at:
      Died: 14 NOV 1951 at:
      Spouses: Raureti Mokoururangi Kingi
      ________________________________________
      Name: Erihapeti Totokawera (Karewa) Cook
      Born: 10 AUG 1913 at:
      Married: at:
      Died: 1983 at:
      Spouses: Joe Karena Ngatumu Erutoe
      Waata Harihona (Walter McDonald)) Papa (Barber)

      —————————-
      Husband: Joe Karena
      ________________________________________
      Born: at:
      Married: at:
      Died: at:
      Father:
      Mother:
      Other Spouses:
      ________________________________________
      Wife: Erihapeti Totokawera (Karewa) Cook
      ________________________________________
      Born: 10 AUG 1913 at:
      Died: 1983 at:
      Father:Hii Kuku (Cook)
      Mother:Ripene Minarapa
      Other Spouses: Ngatumu Erutoe Waata Harihona (Walter McDonald)) Papa (Barber)
      ________________________________________
      CHILDREN
      ________________________________________
      Name: Richard Maynard Kuku
      Born: 1936 at:
      Married: at:
      Died: at:
      Spouses: Betty Omanga
      ________________________________________
      Name: David Barber
      Born: 1939 at:
      Married: at:
      Died: at:
      Spouses: Ngaire Edwards
      ________________________________________
      Name: Edward Barber
      Born: 1942 at:
      Married: at:
      Died: at:
      Spouses: Maria unknown
      ________________________________________
      Name: Tamati Aporo Tahu
      Born: 1944 at:
      Married: at:
      Died: at:
      Spouses: Blossom Maaka Linda Margaret Athorn
      ________________________________________
      Name: Elizabeth Beatrice Teressa Barber
      Born: 1946 at:
      Married: at:
      Died: at:
      Spouses: Steve Wharawhara
      ________________________________________
      Name: John Barber
      Born: 1947 at:
      Married: at:
      Died: at:
      Spouses: Pauline unknown
      ________________________________________
      Name: James Patrick Barber
      Born: 1952 at:
      Married: at:
      Died: at:
      Spouses: Rangi Iti
      ________________________________________
      Name: Michael Shepherd Barber
      Born: 1953 at:
      Married: at:
      Died: at:
      Spouses: Brigitte Kahler
      ________________________________________
      Name: Lavinia Barber
      Born: 1956 at:
      Married: at:
      Died: at:
      Spouses: Edward Taoni Nathan Richard Benison
      ________________________________________

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      This file contains data drawn initially from a family genealogy ‘Tides of Time’ about the family of Capt. J.J. Stanaway, an early pioneer of the Kaipara Harbour of New Zealand. While the data stems from the one original source it has been added to and modified to include many other elements of that geographical area, plus it has been cross-linked with many existing files already on this web site. It will take months to assemble and integrate all these files, and we rely on YOU to correct errors and add material. It is meant to be a resource for you, and your family. Note that this file includes many cases of adopted and/or fostered children. It is not always clear from the file if all of this is correct, or indeed known. We have accordingly used discrete ( * ) codes to indicate the reported status of a person, without necessarily stating what is known.
      Any of the source material and/or GEDcom files are available on request. Please quote header file name when emailing data/corrections.
      ________________________________________
      Husband: John James Stanaway
      ________________________________________
      Born: ABT 1824 at:
      Married: ABT 1844 at:
      Died: at:
      Father:
      Mother:
      Other Spouses:
      ________________________________________
      Wife: Henipapa Minarapa
      ________________________________________
      Born: at:
      Died: at:
      Father:
      Mother:
      Other Spouses:
      ________________________________________
      CHILDREN
      ________________________________________
      Name: William Henry Stanaway
      Born: 1843 at: Tokatoka, NZ
      Married: at:
      Died: at:
      Spouses:
      ________________________________________
      Name: Ihapera Stanaway
      Born: 17 FEB 1847 at: Tokatoka, NZ
      Married: 28 APR 1864 at: Victoria St., Auckland, NZ
      Died: at:
      Spouses: Charles Nelson
      ________________________________________
      Name: Henare Joseph Stanaway
      Born: 8 APR 1850 at: Tokatoka, NZ
      Married: 20 NOV 1869 at: Tokatoka, NZ
      Died: 26 JUL 1913 at:
      Spouses: Rose McElroy
      ________________________________________
      Name: Ngatai Hemi (Jimmy) Stanaway
      Born: 19 APR 1852 at:
      Married: ABT 1880 at: Wairoa, NZ
      Died: 3 SEP 1934 at:
      Spouses: Mere Whakaata

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      Husband: John James Stanaway
      ________________________________________
      Born: at:
      Married: at:
      Died: at:
      Father:
      Mother:
      Other Spouses: Witaparene (Black Ann) unknown unknown Sarah Ann Clark
      ________________________________________
      Wife: Henipapa Minarapa
      ________________________________________
      Born: at:
      Died: at:
      Father:
      Mother:
      Other Spouses:
      ________________________________________
      CHILDREN
      ________________________________________
      Name: Kaiaraina Te Rimi Stanaway
      Born: 19 AUG 1848 at: Tokatoka, NZ
      Married: ABT 1869 at:
      Died: 1930 at:
      Spouses: Mohi Te Rokena (Rogan) Paraone (John) Huitara (Brown)
      —————————-

      • Sharon Harrison says:

        Kia ora Whanau!!
        Re: Cookie Little

        I am the daughter of Walter Mac Donald Harrison who is the eldest son of Totokawera Hii Kuku and Frederick Harrison Barber.
        I am reading all our whakapapa and it is really awesome to see so many of us trying to trace our whakapapa line and thought that there is so many of us who have bits and pieces that can help us all piece it all together. We carry the Harrison line of the whakapapa but we are one of the same Harrison-Barber whanau or Harihona-Papa.

  19. Cookie Little says:

    Very difficult for me to trace the Cook/Kuku family as I grew up amongst my mothers family Nikora/Te Amohanga.

    My father is Richard Maynard Cook, his mother is Erihapeti Totokawera (Karewa) Cook (my GRANDMOTHER)
    Currently still searching for the Cook/Kuku family http://www.familytreecircles.com, descendants of JJ Stanaway.

    Ripene Minarapa (F) married – Hii Kuku/Cook, who are my grandmothers parents:o)

    CHILDREN:
    Akinihi (Agnes) Cook
    Haro Cook
    Ngahuia Julia Cook
    Haro Cook
    Parehuia Cook
    Karena Cook
    Ketiorangi Cook
    Erihapeti Totokawera (Karewa) Cook (GRANDMOTHER)

  20. Bill Joyce says:

    He mihi aroha ki a koutou katoa, nga uri o Thomas Joyce raua ko Keti Te Hei Pounamu.

    I am also a direct descendant of the above two tupuna.
    Thomas Joyce md Keti Te HeiPounamu.
    |
    Thomas Joyce (Jnr) md Miriama Te Onui (no Omaio tata ki Te Kaha)
    |
    For reasons not known Thomas & Miriama departed Omaio for Paihia.
    They had two sons – Thomas and James.

    James Joyce (dob 24/04/1859) md Rangipaku Cook (Kuku – from Orira, Hokianga)
    He unfortunately drowned at Darnley Island (off cape York, Queensland – Pearl diver)
    From this union came:
    Tiahuia Joyce (My Grandfather dob 1884)
    Bessie Joyce (dob 26/12/18186)
    Charles Joyce (dob 1889)
    Maraea Joyce (dob 1891)

    Our Great Grandmother, Rangipaku Cook then married James’ brother Thomas.
    From this union came:
    Tamati Joyce (Tom Joyce) – who spent all his years on the East Coast (Ruatoria)
    Albert Joyce (Paihia).
    All of the Waitangi / Paihia & Hokianga Joyces are the same people, having the same Joyce and Cook whakapapa.

    My eldest brother Jim, has an excellent knowledge of the Joyce / Pangari whakapapa, being raised at Orira, Hokianga.

    Pai marire

    Bill Joyce

    • Louisa Neilson says:

      My name is Louisa Neilson I am daughter of Sidney Neilson. the grandaughter of Marsden Neilson and Rose Rima Neilson (Joyce), daughter of Charles Alfred Joyce married Maggie Wilson Hura in 1920. They had 12 children. Charles Alfred Joyce is the son of James William Joyce and Ngahuia Joyce (Cook) as documented in Charles marriage certificate. Conflicting information in his death certificate father Thomas Joyce and mother Miriam Joyce (Parangi). I was told many years ago that James brother Thomas married Ngahuia and had children. I am interested in learning more of my Joyce – whakapapa. Please email me or contact me.

    • Terri-Anne Roberts says:

      Kia ora Bill Joyce,

      I also am a descendant and am just learning this side of the whakapapa, my connections are;

      Keti Te Hei Pounamu (Te Arawa) =Thomas Samuel Joyce I (Scottsman)
      Thomas Samuel Joyce II=Miriama Te Ounui (Te Whanau a Apanui)
      Pane Joyce=Hirini Katene

      (I see you’ve stated the two sons, according to my grand aunt, I think they had some more, not too sure though) Kia ora.

    • Mikaela Hellier says:

      Kia Ora Bill,
      I have just had a tangi with a lot of my family and have no idea about any of my family history on my dad’s side. I would really like to learn about them and my aunty has sent me on a search to find my hapu and whakapapa. Do you have any more info on the Ututaonga’s? Apparently that is my family’s side as they married into the Joyce’s in Paihia. My cousins are the Joyce’s as well. If you could give me any information that would be really awesome.
      Kia ora,
      Mikaela Hellier

  21. Joseph Kiingi says:

    I recently saw Peihopa Kingi [Kaumatua o Te Arawa] at FOMA Agm at Waitangi -5/11/2010 and spoke again about a Re Union of Te Hei Pounamu [Joyce and Cook] Descendants to be recieved at Ohinemutu – Tunohopu – Will keep you all Imformed and up dated – On [ Possible] meeting at Key venue sights – Mangamuka – Waitangi -Oromahoe – Mitimiti – Mangataipa ECT

    • Kaiwhakahaere | Administrator says:

      Tena koe Joseph, yes please, keep us informed and if there is any panui coming up just contact me and I’ll put it on the home page of this website.

    • joanne cook father ben cook says:

      kia ora whanau i no an uncle jo king from te ngai she come off keti please get in touch with me keep me posted on any gathering reunion my grandfather har kuku my father peneha or ben thank you all joanne

  22. Tom Allan says:

    Aroha, the formating for the whakapapa of Tutanekai went all out of order when I posted.

    • Kaiwhakahaere | Administrator says:

      Bit of a limit of the system Tom I see. No formatting, we need another way to show whakapapa in the comments.

  23. Tom Allan says:

    Tutanekai
    |
    Te Whatumairangi
    |
    Hurungaoterangi Ariariterangi Taiwere
    | |
    Te Rorooterangi Tunuhopu Te Kata PUKAKI
    | |
    Panuiomarama Rangiwaho
    |
    Taeotu

  24. Colette Henry says:

    This is what I have gathered:

    William Cook=Tiraha Papa Harakeke (from Utakura)
    /
    Henry (Harry) Cook=Miriama Mata Pangari
    /
    daughter: Mereana Te Ruru Cook=Himiona Tupakahi Kamira

    Who is Charles Arthur Cook?

    • Kylee says:

      Kia ora,
      I am a descendant of Akinihi(Agnes) Cook and Victor Chapman.
      Like Collette Henry, I also have conflicting whakapapa which in one version states Tiraha Papaharakeke and William Cook as Hare Cook’s maatua, and another version which states Te Keeti Hei Pounamu and a Pakeha Thomas Cook as Hare’s maatua.
      These seem to be very conflicting possibilities and I’m hoping that someone out there may be able to shed some light on this info?
      Nga mihi
      Kylee

    • Bernadette (Dooky) says:

      Wow, you fullas are awesome alright….
      I just have he patai in regards to the parents of Mereana Te Ruru if anyone can help.
      To my knowledge she was a half sister of my great-grandfather, Ngakuru Penehare, but I don’t have either Miriama Mata Pangari or Henry (Harry) or Charles Cook as his parents….help!!!!
      Looking forward to any clarification….arohanui ki te whanau

    • darlene joyce-reweti says:

      Kia Ora Collette Henry,

      William Cook and Tiraha Papaharakeke are not the parents of Hare Cook who married Mata Pangari. Hare’s father is Charles Cook and his mother is Keti Pakura also known as Keti Te Heipounamu.

      I have seen these 2 different whakapapa mixed up often. My Hare Cook is not Henry Cook. Hare is the son of Charles and Keti; Henry is the son of William and Tiraha.

      Hope this clears things up for you.

      Darlene Joyce-Reweti

  25. Kaiwhakahaere | Administrator says:

    Comment by Joanne Cook, 28 January 2010

    Kia ora, I’m so happy to finally find info on Keti Te Hei Pounamu. I myself have been tracing our whakapapa for my whanau. My great grandfather was Hii Kuku, my grand father Haro Kuku, my father Peneha Cook. I am Joanne. I know we are related to the Kamira whanau. I see the name a lot, so kia ora whanau.

    • Jo Kamira says:

      Kia ora Joanne….not only are we related through the Cook/Kuku line, you also have that ‘Kamira’ name – Jo/anne/sephine/anna/seph!

      na
      Jo(anne)

      • joanne cook father ben cook says:

        my brother joseph another brother thomas another brother pakia brother jimmy or james brother arthur so yip we are off this line

      • Kaiwhakahaere | Administrator says:

        Kia ora Joanne, nice to see you here. If you hear of any hui or reunions too then let me know or ask the organisers to contact me here, we don’t always get all the notices but people can send us any news about gatherings for sure :)

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