Kia ora Hokitika!
Posted on 09 August 2019
Descendants of Te Ahuru Mahuika, young and old, from the Grey District and Westland recently gathered at Hokitika for a Whakapapa hui. The gathering included a presentation and kōrero about some of our Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō tūpuna including Puaha te Rangi, Mata Nohinohi, Mahuika 1 and Hoani and Heni Mahuika and their children and their strong associations with Kawatiri in Te Tai Poutini.
This was a great opportunity to bring whānau together and share information about their tūpuna. The gathering also highlighted the need for further research and a desire for a larger gathering of Mahuika descendants in the future.
Similar whakapapa gatherings are currently in the planning stages, keep your eye on the pānui for more information.
Pictured above, Barbara Greer and Melvyn Wilson were at the hui representing the Wilson whānau.