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Dolly Matangi MP (deceased)

6/1/2017 6/1/2017

She is the daughter of Winston Peters and played the murderous Dr Pania Stevens on Shortland Street.

5/8/2017 5/8/2017

Irihapeti Palmer MP (deceased)

5/19/2010 5/6/2017

Oriini Kaipara is the presenter of Māori Television's flagship current affairs show Native Affairs. A DNA test revealed she is 98% Polynesian.

4/12/2017 4/12/2017

Born in Freemantle, Eastern Cape, South Africa

1/15/2011 4/5/2017

Ihutara MP (c.1575 - d.)

TUPUNA of te iwi NGĀTI KURI Marae associated with te iwi NGATI KURI ki Te Aupōuri: TE REO MIHI , WAIORA The name originated with Taihaupapa the son of Ihutara. Taihaupapa had gone north and mar...

3/27/2017 3/28/2017

Te Ikanui MP (c.1725 - d.)

Ngāti Ruānui dominated the Whāngāpē and Herekino harbours. Over time they came into conflict with their relations Ngāti Te Rēinga, Ngāti Kairewa, Ngāti Manawa and Ngāti Te Aewa. These four tribes wer...

4/23/2010 3/28/2017

More Te Korohunga MP (1710 - d.)

TE AUPŌURI Iwi (Northland) : 8697 persons @ 2013 N.Z Census Marae associated with TE AUPŌURI [ki Te Rarawa]: RANGIKOHU Marae associated with te iwi TE AUPŌURI: PŌTAHI HOW MITIMITI GOT IT’S ...

4/23/2010 3/28/2017

Ruanui-o-Tane MP (c.1375 - d.)

Nukutāwhiti and Ruānui Kupe’s discovery and manawhenua in the Te Rarawa rohe was consolidated by the arrival of two waka following his directions to return to Hokianga. One of the waka was Kupe’s Matah...

3/27/2017 3/28/2017

On arrival of Kupe back in Hawaiki, there was a great war raging and Nukutäwhiti asked his grandfather Kupe for the great waka Matawhaorua to take his people away to the new land of Aotearoa.Kupe agree...

5/27/2007 3/28/2017

Kaitara MP (c.1750 - d.)

3/28/2017 3/28/2017

Te Rangi-i-paia MP (c.1775 - d.)

Te Rangi-i-paia II was a woman of rank of Ngati Porou and Te Whanau-a-Apanui. She was born probably at Tokomaru Bay; her father was Te Pori-o-te-rangi and her mother, Hinerori. Her grandmother was Te R...

9/2/2010 3/28/2017

Tamanuhiri MP (c.1550 - d.)

NGĀI TĀMANUHIRI Iwi : 1.173 persons @ 2001 N.Z Census The people of the Muriwai area, known as Ngāi Tāmanuhiri, claim descent from their ancestor Tāmanuhiri. The tribe was previously known as Ngāi Ta...

3/27/2017 3/27/2017

Hinematioro MP (c.1750 - d.)

Hinematioro was a great chieftainess from the Ngati Porou people. She was a woman of great mana and tapu and is still regarded as a queen of great fame by her people. Her father, Tanetokorangi was a gr...

3/27/2017 3/27/2017

Te Kani a Takirau MP (c.1790 - c.1856)

Te Kani-a-Takirau (c. 1790–1856) was a notable New Zealand tribal leader. Of Māori descent, he identified with Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti of the Ngati Porou iwi. He was born in on the East Coast of New Zealan...

3/27/2017 3/27/2017

Te Potae-aute MP (c.1800 - d.)

"Enoka Potae", "Enoka Potae who who signed a copy of the Treaty of Waitangi on 9 June 1840 at Tokomaru Bay."

9/2/2010 3/27/2017

Tōhē MP (c.1475 - d.)

Tōhē, a chief of the Ngāti Kahu people, is one of Muriwhenua’s most important ancestors. He lived at Maunga Piko in Kapowairua Bay, far from his only daughter Rāninikura, who had married a man from the...

3/26/2017 3/27/2017

Te Ripo MP (c.1675 - d.)

Because Ngai Tūmamao were living in this fortified village called Rangiputa, this village is between Herekino and Whangapē, the warparty of Ngāti Whātua came and captured Te Ripo and took her away – fi...

3/27/2017 3/27/2017

The Tinana landed at Tauroa near Ahipara at the south end of Te Oneroa a Tohe. The ariki, Tümoana, claimed all the lands between Hokianga and Ahipara on the coast and as far inland as Mangamuka and Mau...

10/4/2010 3/27/2017

Haupare MP (c.1550 - d.)

The waka Tinana (later relaunched as Mamaru) landed at Tauroa near Ahipara. The chief man, Tumoana, laid claim to the land between Hokianga and Ahipara, as far inland as the mountains Mangamuka and Mau...

10/8/2009 3/27/2017

Patito MP (c.1575 - d.)

10/8/2009 3/27/2017

Paengatai MP (c.1550 - d.)

The waka Tinana (later relaunched as Mamaru) landed at Tauroa near Ahipara. The chief man, Tumoana, laid claim to the land between Hokianga and Ahipara, as far inland as the mountains Mangamuka and Mau...

4/23/2012 3/27/2017

Rongomai MP (c.1500 - d.)

Te Roroa people of the Waipoua forest say the Māhuhu canoe was captained by Whakatau and landed at Kawerua on the west coast. Here Whakatau's son, Rongomai, married a local woman called Takarita. Their...

3/27/2017 3/27/2017

Te Whatua-kaimarie MP (c.1575 - d.)

Some of Rongomai’s people including his son Po left Taporapora and returned to Muriwhenua and formed the nucleus of what became known as the Ngati Whatua tribe. Po’s daughter Te Whatu-tahae married her...

3/27/2017 3/27/2017

Whakatau MP (c.1475 - d.)

NGATI WHATUA & TE ROROA Iwi : 13,113 persons @ 2006 N.Z Census. Te Roroa people of the Waipoua forest say the Māhuhu canoe was captained by Whakatau and landed at Kawerua on the west coast. Here Whak...

3/27/2017 3/27/2017

Ruanui, II MP (c.1600 - d.)

Maukoro Pā on the Hokianga Harbour is an important place in the history of the Te Rarawa and the Iwi of the Far North. Ruanui lived there with his four sons Tarauaua, Tūwhenuaroa, Koromaiterangi and ...

3/27/2017 3/27/2017

Te Reingakotikoti MP (deceased)

"Te Reinga"

Te Reinga had supreme authority over the people and land of the area and this was handed down to his son, Te Kuri

10/8/2009 3/26/2017

Pare MP (deceased)

Pare, married Te Reinga, the great Te Rarawa warrior chief of northern Hokianga and as such exercised mana over almost the entire rohe of Te Rarawa.

10/8/2009 3/26/2017

Te Rangituataka MP (deceased)

3/21/2017 3/25/2017

Hiraina Westrupp MP (deceased)


7/3/2011 2/25/2017

Tangiora Kareti RONGOWHAKAATA MP (1889 - 1960)


7/3/2011 2/25/2017

NGARIMU, MOANA-NUI-A-KIWA Rank: Second Lieutenant Service No: 39784 Date of Death: 27/03/1943 Age:24 Regiment/Service: New Zealand Infantry 28th (Maori) Bn. Awards: V C Grave Reference:...

1/28/2017 1/28/2017

Captain Hanara Tangiawha Te Ohaki Reedy, OBE MP (1903 - 1971)

"Arnold Reedy"

Hanara Tangiawha Te Ohaki Reedy (commonly known as Arnold Reedy) was born on 16 August 1903 at Whareponga, a somnolent seaside village on the East Coast of the North Island. He was the eldest of 10 chi...

3/8/2012 1/28/2017

Materoa Reedy MP (1881 - 1944)

Materoa Ngarimu was born at Maraeke, Whareponga, on the East Coast, according to family information on 8 August 1881, the first of two children of Tuta Ngarimu, a sheepfarmer, and Makere Rairi. She cam...

3/8/2012 1/28/2017

Te Oki Hoard MP (1807 - d.)

Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Sep 12 2016, 22:02:35 UTC Te Oki, a high-ranking woman of Te Rarawa.

7/15/2009 1/25/2017

Manihi MP (deceased)

7/6/2011 12/10/2016

Poroa MP (deceased)

7/26/2011 12/10/2016

Tāraia Ngākuti Te Tumuhuia MP (c.1775 - 1872)

"Taraia", "Taraia Ngakuti", "Te Tumuhuia"

Taraia Ngakuti, sometimes also known as Te Tumuhuia, was born in the late eighteenth century. He was the son of Te Kaharunga and of Rewa, daughter of Te Rangi-tu-mamao. His mana derived from his descen...

9/14/2016 10/9/2016

"Tarapipipi came under the influence of Christian teachings when the Reverend A. N. Brown established a CMS station near Matamata pa in April 1835. Within six months Tarapipipi had learned to read and ...

5/26/2010 10/7/2016

Tini Pana Taiaroa MP (deceased)

6/11/2009 9/17/2016

Rakapa Ramiha Taiaroa MP (deceased)

6/11/2009 9/17/2016

Miriama Jennet Kamo (born 19 October 1973, in Ngāi Tahu/Ngāti Mutunga) is a New Zealand television presenter, host and producer. She previously hosted the current affairs programme, 20/20 on TVNZ.

2/10/2009 9/16/2016

Tara Te Irirangi MP (deceased)

3/15/2012 9/16/2016

Ngahuia Hua MP (1815 - 1884)

Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Sep 13 2016, 0:39:41 UTC

10/14/2008 9/12/2016

Mabel Te Aowhaitini MP (1899 - 1940)

Thought to have been the first Maori to gain the postgraduate diploma in public health nursing in 1939 1: Mabel Te Aowhaitini

9/9/2016 9/9/2016

Meri Te Tai Mangakahia MP (1868 - c.1920)

Te Rarawa woman of mana, suffragist On 18 May 1893 the Speaker of the lower house of the Kotahitanga parliament introduced a motion from Meri Mangakahia, requesting that women be given the right to p...

9/9/2016 9/9/2016

Hamiora Mangakahia MP (c.1830 - 1918)

He was an assessor in the Native Land Court, and was working at Waimate North in 1887. He was also at the Bay of Islands in 1889, attending the meeting at which Te Kotahitanga, the Maori parliament mov...

9/9/2016 9/9/2016

Tarutaru MP (deceased)

TE RARAWA Iwi (Northland) : 11,526 persons @ 2006 N.Z Census Tarutaru lived at Waireia with his wife, Te Ruapounamu, who was the daughter of Te Reinga, a high-ranking rangatira of Waihou-nui-a-rua. T...

10/8/2009 9/9/2016

Waimirirangi MP (1699 - d.)

Kairewa married Waimirirangi and they had 10 children. All tribes north of Auckland can trace their descent from one of these children. Waimirirangi is held in particular regard and is often referred t...

10/8/2009 9/9/2016

Huiarangi Ripia/Repia MP (c.1887 - d.)

9/14/2015 7/23/2016

Mere Wairukuruku Baker MP (1868 - 1940)


3/5/2011 7/23/2016

Mere Maro Baker MP (1807 - 1874)

"Mere Marau Koperu"

edmondsallan - some of the " Baker " family , well known in Rawene . John Baker b- 1793- Rawene m- 1818 - " " d- 28th July 1869 wife - Mere Maro Koperu -b- 1795- Rawene d- 1874 Children ( 4 ) J...

12/28/2008 7/23/2016

Ihaka Tatu Whaanga MP (1808 - 1875)

"Ihaka Whaanga Te Ratau", "Ihaka Whaanga I", "Ihaka Tatu Whaanga", "Ihaka Tatu ( PARAMOUNT- CHIEF) Whaanga", "Ihaka I Whaanga", "Ihaka Haka Whaanga"

Biography About Whaanga, Ihaka Tatu Written By - G. Lindauer(Artist 1860) "With a white fringe of beard framing an intricately tattooed face, Ihaka Whaanga was a singularly picturesque example of...

9/16/2007 5/1/2016

Hēnare Wiremu Taratoa MP (c.1830 - 1864)

Ngāi Te Rangi leader Hēnare Wiremu Taratoa (c1830-1864) was a key figure in the Battle of Gate Pā at Pukehinahina on 29 April 1864. Biography by Debbie McCauley Ngāi Te Rangi leader Hēnare Wiremu Tar...

7/6/2012 4/20/2016

Tūmatauenga, God Of War MP (deceased)

4/12/2010 3/23/2016

Neta Wharehoka MP (deceased)

This photo taken from the internet with the following information. The image above at: Neta wharehoka (Waru), Waiotama hapu, Ngatirahiti hapu, Taran...

3/13/2009 3/8/2016

Te Maia MP (deceased)

Margaret was born in Cloudy Bay, Queen Charlotte Sounds in 1836. Her father was Thomas Kaine who had a shore whaling station in a bay which bears his name today – Tom Kaines Bay. He is listed in the fi...

1/21/2016 3/5/2016

Patuwhakari Clark MP (1803 - d.)

2/15/2010 2/12/2016

Heni Te Ihi Walford MP (1825 - 1890)

2/15/2010 2/12/2016

Irihapeti Tipa MP (b. - 1928)

5/22/2013 1/27/2016

Thomas Joseph Tipa MP (1899 - 1972)

5/18/2013 1/27/2016

Arapera Horomona Tipa MP (1907 - 1961)

5/22/2013 1/27/2016

Celia Aurelia Birch MP (1852 - 1929)

7/10/2010 12/25/2015

Pahemata Te Po MP (deceased)

11/16/2010 11/22/2015

Poite Te Ngarue MP (deceased)

3/12/2012 11/21/2015

Irimana Hauturangi Joe Witehira MP (1896 - c.1968)

"Joe Witehira"

Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees by SmartCopy : Jan 26 2015, 2:11:21 UTC

3/18/2014 11/16/2015

Kathleen Heta MP (deceased)

5/22/2011 11/13/2015

Shavaughn Ruakere was born on March 3, 1978 in Hawera, New Zealand. She is an actress, known for Shortland Street (1992), Samoan Wedding (2006) and Discount Taxi Driver (2006).

11/4/2015 11/4/2015

Mere Tauira Bartlett MP (1852 - 1927)

8/18/2010 11/3/2015

Katherine (Puti) Brell MP (deceased)


9/9/2013 10/19/2015

Rangiamohia Grace MP (deceased)

7/6/2008 10/19/2015
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Mereana Cannon MP (deceased)

10/17/2015 10/17/2015

Te Aho o te Rangi Wharepu MP (1811 - 1910)

4/28/2011 10/13/2015

Rewi Manga Maniapoto MP (c.1807 - 1894)


Rewi Manga Maniapoto (1807–1894) was a Ngāti Maniapoto chief who led rebel Kingitanga forces during the New Zealand government Invasion of Waikato during the New Zealand Wars.

6/1/2008 10/13/2015

Zinzan Valentine Brooke MNZM (born Murray Zinzan Brooke on 14 February 1965; changed name by deed poll) is a former New Zealand rugby union footballer who played at number eight. He has two other broth...

4/19/2010 10/6/2015

Korokī Te Rata Mahuta Tāwhiao Pōtatau Te Wherowhero MP (c.1908 - 1966)

"Korokī Mahuta"

Korokī Te Rata Mahuta Tāwhiao Pōtatau Te Wherowhero (died 18 May 1966) was the fifth Māori King. He was the elder son of the fourth Māori King, Te Rata Mahuta, and Te Uranga Matai of the Ngāti Korokī t...

8/1/2007 10/3/2015

Sir Robert Te Kotahi Mahuta MP (1939 - 2001)

Sir Robert Te Kotahi Mahuta, KNZM (26 April 1939 – 1 February 2001) was a prominent Maori politician. He was born Robert Jeremiah Ormsby and changed his name by deed poll. Mahuta was the first Maori ...

6/28/2011 10/3/2015

Nanaia Cybelle Mahuta[3] (b. 21 August 1970) BA, MA in social anthropology, is a New Zealand politician and was a cabinet minister in the Fifth Labour Government of New Zealand. She was Minister of Cus...

6/29/2011 10/3/2015

Puhiwahine TeRangihirawea MP (c.1816 - 1906)

"Elizabeth" Puhiwahine, the poet.

2/2/2010 8/25/2015

Te Kune Ema Gotty MP (deceased)

2/2/2010 8/24/2015

Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu MP (1931 - 2006)

"Princess Piki Mahuta", "Princess Piki Paki", "Dame Te Atairangikaahu", "Te Arikinui Te Atairangikaahu"

Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu Māori Queen Taken at Tūrongo House, Ngāruawāhia Reign 23 May 1966 – 15 August 2006 Life She was the only birth child of Korokī Mahuta and Te Atairangikaahu ...

11/1/2008 8/21/2015

Tuheitia Paki, or Te Arikinui Kiingi Tuheitia GCOCT, KCLJ, OStJ (born 21 April 1955) is the current Māori King in New Zealand. He is the eldest son of the previous Māori monarch, Dame Te Atairangikaahu...

12/12/2010 8/21/2015

Te Wakatotara MP (deceased)

11/30/2011 8/11/2015

8/22/2008 8/11/2015

Rauti Symons MP (c.1829 - 1914)

Henare, Rauti's son,known as Harry Simmonds and Taute Teimana became chief of Ngatihuri and his descendants live at Pikitu Marae, at Te Waotu. He had a daughter, Ranginui, who's mother Parewahawaha die...

5/6/2010 8/4/2015

Matiu Taupaki MP (deceased)

5/1/2015 7/23/2015

Maraia Taupaki MP (deceased)

5/1/2015 7/23/2015

Raiha Taupaki MP (deceased)

5/1/2015 7/23/2015

Hauriri Tukarawa Mita MP (deceased)

5/1/2015 7/23/2015

Wahangaarangi Fraser MP (b. - 1896)

5/1/2015 7/23/2015

7/7/2009 7/23/2015

7/7/2009 7/23/2015

Hera Greening MP (deceased)

3/6/2013 7/23/2015

12/5/2011 7/20/2015

12/5/2011 7/20/2015

Tareha Te Moananui MP (deceased)

4/30/2013 7/19/2015

Hariata (Hera/Sarah) Campbel MP (1855 - 1886)



3/3/2010 7/14/2015

Rawinia Rangi MP (deceased)

12/31/2012 7/14/2015