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Mākereti Grace MP (deceased)

Mākereti Hinewai was the matriarch of Ngāti Kaputuhi, a Ngāti Maniapoto hapū, in the early 20th century. She was the spokesperson for the hapū during Native Land Court investigations into their customa...

5/1/2018 5/1/2018

Ainsley Gardiner is a film producer from New Zealand. She is of Te-Whānau a Apanui, Ngāti Pikiao and Ngāti Awa descent

10/19/2017 5/1/2018

Rana Donald Waitai (born 26 November 1942 in Wanganui, New Zealand) is a former New Zealand politician. He was a member of parliament from 1996 to 1999.

4/24/2013 4/21/2018

Presenter Clarke Gayford has made a living doing what he loves. After leaving NZ Broadcasting School Gayford successfully pitched student show Cow TV to Dunedin’s Channel 9, before heading north to Auc...

10/6/2017 4/12/2018

Blake Skjellerup (born 13 June 1985 in Christchurch, New Zealand) is a short track speed skater who competed for New Zealand at the 2010 Winter Olympics; finishing sixteenth.

10/8/2017 4/12/2018

Pana Hema Taylor (born 1989) is a New Zealand television actor of Māori heritage, best known for his roles in Spartacus, The Brokenwood Mysteries and Westside.

4/12/2018 4/12/2018

Tamatea Ure Haea Pokaiwhenua MP (c.1500 - d.)

"Tamatea who encircled the land", "Māori Marco Polo", "Tamatea the explorer of the land", "Tamatea-Ure-Haea (Tamatea the circumcised)"

Rongo-Kako having married the beautiful Muriwhenua, had born to him a son, whom he named after his own father, Tamatea. Later the lad was circumcised, and this was the origin of his full name of Tamate...

5/7/2007 3/29/2018

Heni Carroll MP (1852 - 1930)

Hēni Materoa Carroll OBE (1852 or 1856 – 1 Nov 1930), also known at Te Huinga, was a leader of the Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki and wife of politician James Carroll.

10/11/2010 3/29/2018

Kingi Areta Turangi MP (1900 - 1961)

Kingi Areta Keiha (24 December 1900–29 May 1961) was a New Zealand law clerk, interpreter, soldier, Maori welfare officer and farmer. Of Māori descent, he identified with the Rongowhakaata, Te Aitanga-...

3/28/2018 3/29/2018

Sir James Carroll, KCMG MP (1857 - 1926)

Sir James Carroll, KCMG (20 August 1857 – 18 October 1926), known to Māori as Timi Kara, was a New Zealand politician of Irish and Ngāti Kahungunu (Māori) descent. Beginning his career as an interprete...

10/11/2010 3/28/2018

Arapata Tamati Hakiwai is a New Zealand Māori museum curator. Of Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Porou and Ngāi Tahu descent, he is a principal investigator with Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.[1] He i...

3/23/2018 3/23/2018

Hohepa (Harry) Jacob MP (1894 - 1955)

All Blacks ID: #220 The first of Horowhenua's two All Blacks (the other was Joe Karam) Jacob toured New South Wales, as well as playing three provincial sides at home, with the 1920 New Zealand team....

3/20/2018 3/20/2018

Charles (Charlie) Brown MP (1887 - 1966)

All Blacks ID: #192 Charlie Brown, though unrelated to another distinguised Taranaki family of the same name, was an outstanding player and personality in that province for many years. He also won na...

3/19/2018 3/19/2018

George Maurice Victor Sellars (16 April 1886 – 7 June 1917) was a rugby union player who represented New Zealand fifteen times, including two Test matches. He played club rugby for Ponsonby, and was fi...

3/18/2018 3/18/2018

Reremoana Hakiwai MP (1889 - 1981)

Reremoana Paratene was born at Manutuke, near Gisborne, probably on 3 February 1889, the youngest of four children. Her mother was Hera (Sarah) Ngaikiha Halbert, whose parents were Keita Kaikiri of Nga...

12/7/2011 3/15/2018

Jack Raharuhi Hemi MP (1914 - 1996)

Jack Raharuhi Hemi was born on 23 August 1914 at Te Whiti-o-Tutawake, east of Masterton, the eldest surviving son of Hineipikitia-ki-te-rangi (Piki) Reiri, of Te Whiti, and her husband, Paraikete (Blan...

12/16/2014 3/7/2018

Steven Mannie Tepu MP (1989 - 1992)

Steven Tepu's middle name was Mannie, like his surrogate granddad, and he loved to ride on his surrogate grandmother Nora's scooter, standing in between her knees as they drove to the corner and back. ...

3/7/2018 3/7/2018

Bevan Peter Tepu MP (1970 - 1992)

Seven family members were laid out for a tangi at Te Ore Ore marae after they were massacred by Raymond Wahia Ratima at their Masterton home on 26 June 1992. Ratima, who is considered one of New Zeal...

3/7/2018 3/7/2018

Nicola Louise Tepu MP (1972 - 1992)

Seven family members were laid out for a tangi at Te Ore Ore marae after they were massacred by Raymond Wahia Ratima at their Masterton home on 26 June 1992. Ratima, who is considered one of New Zeal...

3/7/2018 3/7/2018

Seven family members were laid out for a tangi at Te Ore Ore marae after they were massacred by Raymond Wahia Ratima at their Masterton home on 26 June 1992. Ratima, who is considered one of New Zeal...

3/7/2018 3/7/2018

Barney Rapana Ratima MP (1987 - 1992)

Seven family members were laid out for a tangi at Te Ore Ore marae after they were massacred by Raymond Wahia Ratima at their Masterton home on 26 June 1992. Ratima, who is considered one of New Zeal...

3/7/2018 3/7/2018

Stacey Raymond Ratima MP (1989 - 1992)

Seven family members were laid out for a tangi at Te Ore Ore marae after they were massacred by Raymond Wahia Ratima at their Masterton home on 26 June 1992. Ratima, who is considered one of New Zeal...

3/7/2018 3/7/2018

Piripi Dion (Piri) Ratima MP (1985 - 1992)

Piri started at Masterton's Harley Street School in August 1991, after his parents Raymond and Toni moved back to Wairarapa from Invercargill. There was a picture on principal John Barlow's office wall...

3/7/2018 3/7/2018

Seven family members were laid out for a tangi at Te Ore Ore marae after they were massacred by Raymond Wahia Ratima at their Masterton home on 26 June 1992. Ratima, who is considered one of New Zeal...

3/7/2018 3/7/2018

Ihaia Porutu Puketapu OBE (1887–1971) was a New Zealand tribal leader, butcher, roading contractor and labourer. Of Māori descent, he identified with the Te Ati Awa iwi. He was born in Waiwhetu, New Ze...

6/7/2017 3/4/2018

Ihakara Porutu (Kara) Puketapu is a leader of the Te Āti Awa iwi in Waiwhetū, Lower Hutt, New Zealand. He has a doctorate from the University of Chicago.

3/4/2018 3/4/2018

Tuini Moetu Haangu Ngāwai MP (1910 - 1965)

Tuini Moetu Haangu Ngawai (5 May 1910 – 12 August 1965) was a well-known Māori songwriter, teacher, shearer and cultural adviser. Her iwi is Ngati Porou and her hapu is Te Whanau a Ruataupare. Born a...

2/2/2018 3/4/2018

Ngoi Pēwhairangi MP (1921 - 1985)

Te Kumeroa "Ngoingoi" Pēwhairangi, QSM (29 December 1921- 29 January 1985) was a prominent teacher of, and advocate for, Māori language and culture, and the composer of many songs. She spearheaded the ...

2/2/2018 3/4/2018

Rewa Ariki Bryson MP (1979 - 1990)

1/31/2018 2/15/2018

Benjamin Mitchell (born 7 July 1979), is a New Zealand actor best known for his role as Dr. TK Samuels in the soap opera Shortland Street. ) Multiple sources state his birthyear as being either 1...

11/24/2017 2/13/2018

Brendon Edmonds (born 28 November 1990) is a New Zealand rugby union player who currently plays as a prop for Hawke's Bay in the ITM Cup and the Highlanders in Super Rugby. Reference: Biographical Su...

2/10/2018 2/10/2018

Huia Edmonds (born 20 October 1981 in Ashburton, New Zealand) is an Australian rugby union footballer. He currently plays Hooker for RC Narbonne in the French Pro D2.

2/10/2018 2/10/2018

David Wikaira-Paul (born 30 January 1985) played Tama Hudson on New Zealand television series Shortland Street.

6/18/2015 2/10/2018

Hirini Whaanga Christy (16 August 1883 – 1 July 1955) was a New Zealand Mormon leader, farmer, interpreter, community leader. Of Māori descent, he identified with the Ngati Kahungunu and Ngati Rakaipaa...

12/3/2012 2/7/2018

10/6/2014 1/21/2018

Uenuku Whangai MP (deceased)

5/16/2015 1/20/2018

Hone Puhirere MP (1829 - 1927)

"Koroweo"

NZ BDM Death Registration Number: 1928/13602 Family Name: Puhirere Given Name(s): Hone Date of Birth/Age at Death: 98Y Source: AGED MAORI'S DEATH., New Zealand Herald, Volume L...

7/20/2016 12/27/2017

Charles Alfred Purdue (10 June 1874 – 10 October 1941) was a New Zealand rugby union player. A loose forward, Purdue represented Southland at a provincial level. He was a member of the New Zealand nati...

12/8/2017 12/9/2017

Edward (Pat/Ted) Purdue MP (1877 - 1939)

Edward "Pat" Purdue (1878 – 16 July 1939) was a New Zealand rugby union player. A lock, Purdue represented Southland at a provincial level. He played just one match for the New Zealand national side, a...

12/8/2017 12/9/2017

George Bartholomew Purdue MP (1872 - 1949)

George Bambery Purdue (4 May 1909 – 22 May 1981) was a New Zealand rugby union player. A lock and flanker, Purdue represented Southland at a provincial level, and was a member of the New Zealand nation...

8/17/2009 12/8/2017

Aropeta (Peter) McDonnell MP (1874 - 1950)

Peter McDonnell (c.1874– 24 May 1950) was a New Zealand rugby union player who represented the All Blacks in 1896. His position of choice was wing three-quarter. McDonnell did not play in any test matc...

12/6/2017 12/6/2017

Julian (Sonny) Arahanga MP

Wellington, New Zealand

Julian Arahanga (born 18 December 1972) is a New Zealand film and television actor.

7/20/2009 11/30/2017

Riki Te Mairiki "Dick" Taiaroa OBE (c.1866 – 9 April 1954) was a New Zealand rugby union footballer who was a member of the 1888–89 New Zealand Native football team that toured New Zealand, the British...

6/13/2009 11/30/2017

Te Matenga Taiaroa MP (aft.1790 - 1863)

Te Matenga Taiaroa (c. 1795 – 2 February 1863) was a notable New Zealand tribal leader. A Māori, he identified with the Ngai Tahu (South Island) iwi.

6/11/2009 11/30/2017

Hakaraia Pahewa (1869–1948) was a New Zealand Anglican minister. Of Māori descent, he identified with the Ngāti Porou iwi.

6/18/2014 11/29/2017

Neil Waka is a New Zealand broadcaster and journalist. He has been in broadcasting for 25 years beginning in radio as a news and current affairs journalist before moving into Television. Waka helped es...

11/27/2017 11/27/2017

Te Kani Te Ua MP (1892 - 1966)

Hetekia Te Kani te Ua, the eldest son of Katerina Takawhaki Kerekere and her husband, Harawira Tuhoe te Ua, was born on 29 August 1892 in Gisborne. His principal tribal affiliations were Nga Potiki and...

3/11/2011 11/27/2017

Henare Te Ua MP (1933 - 2007)

Henare Raumoa te Ua QSM (26 March 1933 – 2 May 2007) was a New Zealand broadcaster.

11/27/2017 11/27/2017

James Rolleston (born 8 June 1997) is a New Zealand actor known for the films Boy and The Dark Horse. He also starred in the film The Dead Lands, which was released in October 2014 and had its world pr...

10/15/2017 11/24/2017

Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Dec 5 2017, 6:14:29 UTC

11/21/2017 11/21/2017

Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Dec 5 2017, 6:14:29 UTC * Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Dec 27 2017, 6:21:49 UTC

11/10/2010 11/21/2017

William Thomas Wynyard, known as Tabby, (1 January 1867 – 15 March 1938) was a rugby union footballer who toured with the 1888–89 New Zealand Native football team and the 1893 New Zealand team. He also...

12/10/2014 11/21/2017

Hoeroa Tiopira MP (1871 - 1930)

Hoeroa Tiopira (10 January 1871 – 1 October 1930) was a New Zealand rugby union player who represented his country on the 1893 tour of Australia. He did not appear in any test matches as New Zealand di...

11/21/2017 11/21/2017

John Grey (Jack) Taiaroa MP (1862 - 1907)

John Grey "Jack" Taiaroa (16 September 1862 – 31 December 1907), of Ngāi Tahu descent, was a New Zealand rugby union player. A halfback, he played nine matches for the New Zealand national team in 1884...

6/11/2009 11/21/2017

David Richmond (Davy) Gage MP (1868 - 1916)

David Richmond "Davy" Gage (11 January 1868 – 12 October 1916) was a New Zealand rugby union footballer. He played with the 1888–89 New Zealand Native football team, and represented New Zealand in 1893...

7/19/2011 11/21/2017

Thomas Rangiwahia Ellison, also known as Tom Ellison or Tamati Erihana (c. 1867 – 2 October 1904) was a New Zealand rugby union player and lawyer. He led the first New Zealand representative rugby team...

5/24/2012 11/21/2017

Taurekareka Henare MP (1877 - 1940)

5/18/2010 11/19/2017

Tommy Kapai, is the creator of the best-selling children's series, 'Kapai the Kiwi'. Tommy's work for children has also been included in the Australian magazine, Cat's Eye, of which he is the founding ...

11/5/2017 11/11/2017

Joseph Astbury "Joe" Warbrick (1 January 1862 – 30 August 1903) was a Māori rugby union player who represented New Zealand on their 1884 tour to Australia, and later captained the 1888–89 New Zealand N...

11/7/2017 11/11/2017

Frederick Gill Warbrick MP (1869 - 1904)

Frederick Warbrick (30 November 1869 – 8 January 1904) was a rugby union footballer who toured with the 1888–89 New Zealand Native football team on their tour of the British Isles, New Zealand, and Aus...

11/7/2017 11/11/2017

William "Billy" Warbrick (c. 1866[3] – 28 October 1901) was a New Zealand rugby union footballer who toured with the 1888–89 New Zealand Native football team on their 107-match tour of New Zealand, Aus...

11/7/2017 11/11/2017

Arthur Reha Warbrick MP (1862 - 1903)

Arthur Warbrick, (circa 1863 – 1 July 1902) was a New Zealand sportsperson who as a rugby footballer toured with the 1888–89 New Zealand Native football team. The touring party played a variety of foot...

11/7/2017 11/11/2017

Alfred Patchett Warbrick MP (1860 - 1940)

Alfred Patchett Warbrick (1860–1940) was a notable New Zealand boatbuilder, rugby player and tourist guide. Of Māori descent, he identified with the Ngāti Rangitihi and Te Arawa iwi. He was born in Mat...

4/1/2011 11/11/2017

Hone Tuwhare (21 October 1922 – 16 January 2008) was a noted New Zealand poet of Māori ancestry. He is closely associated with The Catlins in the Otago region of New Zealand, where he lived for the lat...

11/8/2017 11/8/2017

Bailey Mackey has spoken of wanting to help New Zealand "better understand Māori — the world that I grew up in and the world now". Mackey founded company Black Inc Media in 2008. Later, after the compa...

10/22/2017 11/5/2017

Mihingarangi Forbes (also known as Mihi Forbes and Joanna Forbes) is a New Zealand journalist, presenter and radio broadcaster. She has worked on current affairs shows such as Campbell Live, 20/20, and...

10/30/2017 10/30/2017

Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Harawira "Wira" Tiri Gardiner, KNZM (born 1945) is a former professional soldier, senior public servant and writer. He is of Māori descent, his tribal affiliations are Ngati Awa,...

10/19/2017 10/22/2017

Mike Puru (born 20 August 1975) is a New Zealand TV personality and former radio DJ/presenter who spent two decades working at radio station The Edge from 1995 until 2015, first on its night show and t...

10/20/2017 10/22/2017

Hohi Ngapera Te Moana Keri Kaa (known as Keri Kaa) is a New Zealand-born writer, educator and advocate for Te Reo Māori. She is of Ngati Porou and Ngati Kahungungu descent.

10/20/2017 10/22/2017

Hine Kaa MP (1932 - 2002)

Arapera Hineira Kaa Blank (7 June 1932 – 2002) was a Māori poet and teacher.[2] She was of Ngati Porou and Ngati Kahungungu descent.

10/20/2017 10/22/2017

Wi Kuki Kaa MP (1938 - 2006)

Wi Kuki Kaa (16 December 1938 – 19 February 2006) was a New Zealand actor in film, theatre and television. He was from the Maori tribes of Ngati Porou and Ngati Kahungunu.

10/20/2017 10/22/2017

Hone Te Kauru Kaa MP (1941 - 2012)

Archdeacon Hone Kaa (9 April 1941 – 29 March 2012) was an Auckland-based Anglican church leader, child welfare advocate and social-justice campaigner. He was a Māori of Ngāti Porou and Ngāti Kahungunu ...

10/20/2017 10/22/2017

Hayden Weke is an Australian-based, New Zealand born singer and actor. He originally was part of the Te Reo Maori pop group Aaria. After the group disbanded he relocated to Australia and is currently u...

10/21/2017 10/22/2017

Roslyn Rahui Parata MP (1920 - 2002)

7/12/2017 10/22/2017

Rob Ruha is a multi award winning singer/songwriter from New Zealand. His unique style of music has been described as an eclectic mix of soul-roots-reggae with RnB licks, laced with rock-blues and bohe...

8/12/2017 10/22/2017

Kate Wyllie MP (1840 - 1913)

Kate Wyllie (early 1840s – 4 February 1913) was a New Zealand tribal leader. She was born Kate Halbert. Of Māori descent, she identified with the Rongowhakaata iwi. Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - Sm...

2/24/2012 10/22/2017

Joseph Robert Lundon, better known by his stage name, Tama Lundon, is a New Zealand musician, guitarist and a member of the musical group, Herbs.

10/17/2017 10/22/2017

Hoani Haereroa Parata MP (1881 - 1928)

10/29/2010 10/22/2017

Teone Thomas Parata MP (1857 - 1945)

"Poua John Parata"

4/19/2009 10/22/2017

Tame Haereroa Parata was born on Ruapuke Island in Foveaux Strait, probably between 1832 and 1838. His father, Captain Trapp, known as Kapane Terapu, was an American whaler from Massachusetts. His moth...

3/12/2009 10/22/2017

Patricia Hekia Parata (born 1 November 1958) is a former New Zealand politician and former member of the New Zealand House of Representatives, having been elected to parliament in the 2008 general elec...

10/19/2017 10/22/2017

10/16/2017 10/16/2017

Meka Whaitiri (born 11 January 1965) is a politician of the Labour Party and a member of the New Zealand House of Representatives. She won the 2013 Ikaroa-Rāwhiti by-election, succeeding Labour's Parek...

10/16/2017 10/16/2017

Parekura Tureia Horomia MP (1950 - 2013)

Parekura Tureia Horomia (9 November 1950 – 29 April 2013[1]) was a New Zealand Labour Party politician, and served as Minister of Māori Affairs between 2000 and 2008.[2]

10/16/2017 10/16/2017

Scotty Morrison (Ngāti Whakaue) is the presenter of current affairs programmes Te Karere and Marae. He holds a Master's degree (Education), is currently working towards his PhD, and has been an Adjunct...

10/14/2017 10/15/2017

Stacey Morrison (née Daniels, born c.1974) is a New Zealand television and radio host.

10/14/2017 10/15/2017

Stan Walker (born 23 October 1990) is an Australian-New Zealand recording artist, actor, and television personality. In 2009, Walker was the winner of the seventh and last season of Australian Idol. He...

6/30/2017 10/15/2017

Che Fu MP

Che Ness (MNZM), better known by his stage name Che Fu, is a New Zealand hip hop, R&B and reggae artist, songwriter and producer. A founding member of the hugely successful band Supergroove, as a solo ...

10/15/2017 10/15/2017

Anaha Kepa Te Rahui MP (c.1820 - 1913)

"Anaha Matao"

Anaha Kepa Te Rahui, also known as Anaha Matao, is thought to have been born in the early 1820s, at Te Koutu pa on Lake Okataina. He was descended from Te Rangi-takaroro by his first wife, Rangipare. H...

5/19/2010 10/13/2017

Simon Joseph Bridges (born October 1976) is a New Zealand politician and lawyer. Bridges has been the National Party Member of Parliament for Tauranga since the 2008 election. He is currently the fifth...

10/9/2017 10/12/2017

Kiritapu Allan (born 1984/85) is a New Zealand politician and Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives for the Labour Party.

10/9/2017 10/12/2017

Martin Ramsay "Marty" McKenzie (born 14 August 1992) is a Rugby union footballer who plays as either a fullback or wing. He represents the Taranaki Bulls in the Mitre 10 Cup. He will begin playing for ...

10/11/2017 10/12/2017

Damian McKenzie (born 20 April 1995) is a New Zealand rugby union player who plays Fullback or Fly-Half, for Waikato in the Mitre 10 Cup and for the Chiefs in Super Rugby. He also plays international t...

10/11/2017 10/12/2017

Paula Lee Bennett (born 9 April 1969) is a New Zealand politician who has served as the Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand since 12 December 2016. She is also the Deputy Leader of the National Party ...

10/10/2017 10/12/2017

David Breen Seymour (born 24 June 1983) is the Epsom electorate MP, and leader of ACT New Zealand. Seymour has previously worked in public policy in Canada and New Zealand for the last 7 years. In Nove...

10/10/2017 10/12/2017

William (Bill) Cunningham MP (1874 - 1927)

William "Bill" Cunningham (8 July 1874 – 3 September 1927) was a New Zealand rugby union player who represented New Zealand—known as the All Blacks—between 1901 and 1908. Most notably he toured with th...

7/23/2017 10/12/2017

Marama Kahu Fox is a New Zealand politician who was elected to the New Zealand parliament at the 2014 general election as a representative of the Māori Party. Following her election to parliament, she ...

8/2/2010 10/12/2017

Sir Mason Harold Durie KNZM (born 4 December 1938) is a New Zealand professor of Māori Studies and research academic at Massey University. He is known for his contributions to Māori health. ) Durie...

7/31/2017 10/12/2017

Sir Edward "Eddie" Taihakurei Durie, KNZM (born 18 January 1940) is Chair of the Māori Council and was the first Māori appointed as a Judge of a New Zealand Court. He is regarded as leading legal exper...

2/18/2009 10/12/2017

Keisha Castle-Hughes MP

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Keisha Castle-Hughes (born 24 March 1990) is a New Zealand actress who rose to prominence for playing Paikea "Pai" Apirana in the film Whale Rider. The film was nominated for many awards, including an ...

9/13/2015 10/9/2017