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Starting up the Wanoa Family tree

Starting up the Wanoa Family tree

Posted: 966246314000
Edited: 1024915728000
Kia ora whanau. This is the beginning of of starting up our whakapapa on the web.

wanoa meaning of?

bronwyn (View posts)
Posted: 982946794000
hi
my partners family has kept (as a middle name) the name wanoa for generations...im trying to find out what it means....any ideas
tx
bronwyn

Wanoa Name

Posted: 982949054000
Edited: 1024915728000
Hello Bronwyn, I am originally from the home of the Wanoa people. Thank you for your message which I have just received. The name Wanoa means : Wa = Time or space...noa = means free of tapu. In my travels to Tahiti
recently, the name Wanoa is believed to be a family name of a group of people ( our ancestors) who lived in a place called Opoa which is close to the most sacred of marae of Polynesia. They were a family of royal lineage. As the family grew up, sons were placed on a beautiful Island paradise known today as Maupiti or (Maurua) as it was called then. The family Wanoa is scattered all over the world. My father was Wirenu Wanoa eldest child of Matauru and Ripeka Wanoa who resided in Tikitiki, East Coast.
I have four children and six grandchildren.
I work as a teacher of Maori language in TE Atatu Auckland. Please feel free to email me at ej.w@xtra.co.nz. I would love to hear more about you.
Arohanui Erana

Re: Wanoa Name

Heather Wanoa (View posts)
Posted: 1028108844000
Classification: Query
Kia Ora Erana

My name is Heather 4th child of Ted Wanoa. I can remember one of my nanny ripeka's brothers and his name was Len Cosgrove and he resided at Waiomatatini which in Ruatoria.

Re: Wanoa Name

Heather Wanoa (View posts)
Posted: 1028108846000
Classification: Query
Kia Ora Erana

My name is Heather 4th child of Ted Wanoa. I can remember one of my nanny ripeka's brothers and his name was Len Cosgrove and he resided at Waiomatatini which in Ruatoria.

Re: Wanoa Name

Erana Wineti (Wanoa) (View posts)
Posted: 1028188105000
Classification: Query
Kiia ora Heather,
How are you cuz? Thank you for your reply. I knew that Len Cosgrove was Nanny Ripeka's brother. I went to the tangi of one of his son James in Papatoetoe a few years back. I lnow that Heather Crawford lived in Tokata who was a Cosgrove. Who are her parents? I would like to hear more if anyone would care to write please.
I'm the fifth child of Wi Wanoa who is your dad's older brother.
Who are you named after?
Kia ora
Arohanui
Erana

Re: Wanoa Name

Heather Wanoa (View posts)
Posted: 1028327413000
Classification: Query
Kia Ora again Erana

I was named after Heather Crawford and spent a lot of holidays with her at Tokata when I was young. My mums sister Kath Crawford Nee Peachey was a very good friend of my Aunty Heather and she gave me this wonderful name.My Aunty was a Mc Glouchlin so I presume her mother was a Cosgrove but I don't know what her name is all I know is that my Aunty Heather was a first cousin to our dads I thought my mum would known but she dosen't.

Well cousin big match today at the Te Araroa Domain it's the final of the club rounds here on the Coast against Waiapu and Tokararangi. I will let you know the outcome later.

I will just tell you a little bit of my family Whakapapa. I am 49 Years old and the 4th child of a family of 6. I work for the Ngati Porou Hauora in Tepuia Springs in the IT Department so I travel from TikiTiki everyday. My sister is 55 years old her name is Margaret my brother is 53 years old his name is Michael and my other brother is 50 years old his name is Casey my adopted sister is 43 years old and her name is Kath and my baby sister is 33 years old and her name is Marina. Marina and I reside in TikiTiki. I actually live with my mum now.

Well Erana I will leave you for now so untill I hear from you again

Heaps of aroha to you and your family

Heather

Re: Wanoa Name

Erana Wineti (Wanoa) (View posts)
Posted: 1029218942000
Classification: Query
Kia ora cousin,
Its happened to me again. This is my third attempt to get a message to you. I always lose them.I enjoyed receiving your info. I often think about our tipuna. Good on you for looking after your mum. I do hope she is well. Give her my love. My sister Betty has the flu bad. I dont think she likes the weather.
Website
What do u think about us setting up a Wanoa Whanau website? It would cost us $65 annually for the name and domain. Thats just a little more than $5 .00 a month.
We could have stories from whanau with pictures. Imagine that. It would be accessible easily to all on the net.
I'll leave that take for you to discuss with whanau.
The name could be http://www.wanoa.maori.us
Sounds nice eh?
Love from Erana

Re: Wanoa Name

Erana Wineti (Wanoa) (View posts)
Posted: 1029218956000
Classification: Query
Kia ora cousin,
Its happened to me again. This is my third attempt to get a message to you. I always lose them.I enjoyed receiving your info. I often think about our tipuna. Good on you for looking after your mum. I do hope she is well. Give her my love. My sister Betty has the flu bad. I dont think she likes the weather.
Website
What do u think about us setting up a Wanoa Whanau website? It would cost us $65 annually for the name and domain. Thats just a little more than $5 .00 a month.
We could have stories from whanau with pictures. Imagine that. It would be accessible easily to all on the net.
I'll leave that take for you to discuss with whanau.
The name could be http://www.wanoa.maori.us
Sounds nice eh?
Love from Erana
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