Frank and Megan Wells Reunion
Posted on 12 February 2018
Spanning four generations, we were fortunate to have 38 immediately whānau members attend our reunion in Whakatū in December.
Staying at Te Ara Poutama (Nelson College) meant that we could maximise the time spent together. Highlights of the week included our visit Te Hora Marae where we were able to formally welcome whānau to the final resting place of Nana (Caroline Waiporo Hinera Hemi) and Grandad (Joseph Waihaere Wells). We also held workshops where Dad (Frank Wells) carved with the men and Mum (Megan Walker) baked with the ladies. One granddaughter wrote, “I feel as though my family has benefited greatly due to this reunion. My daughter and I have a better understanding of whakapapa and where our family is from.”
We are grateful for the support we received from iwi and whānau and wish to acknowledge the contribution received from Ngāti Apa Ki Te Rā Tō.
Ngā mihi nui,
Karen Wells, reunion commitee member
Pictured, Back Row (left to right)
Delray Wells, Gamina Wells, Dale Wells, Vicki Wells, Nolwazi Kohu, Zion Kohu, Zella Kohu, Robin Wells, Zan-Luther Kohu, Teariki Kohu, Zantana Piukala, Teanikumi Piukala, Tukara Matthews
Middle Row (left to right)
Kyden Erueti, Chi Wells, Te Aniwa Erueti, Waihaere Wells, Zer-Lina Cooper, Karen Wells, Jodi Kohu, Jayms Kohu, Ellery Rota, Theo Rota, Zara-Lee Rota, Trevor Kohu, Diana Kohu, Frank Wells
Front Row (left to right)
Thea Wells, Franklin Matthews, Kiani Wells, Eva Cooper, Emma-Lee Rota, Megan Wells, Ellistar Rota, Daluwyn Wells, Eruera Rota, Tiffany Matthews, Luca Matthews