Kia ora Hokitika!
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.