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Name: Iriana stokes Email: Red_fury22@hotmail.com
Welcome Page:  http://www.wantsahug.myspace.com  
Country: AOTEAROA  IP Address:  219.89.120.172  Date: 27 Feb 2007 20:42:36 GMT

Comment: Kiaora whanau, Just passing through to share some aroha.Ka kete,Iria

Name: vallyn Email: svc_available@hotmail.com
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Country: SOUTH OF AUCKZZ  IP Address:  125.236.44.45  Date: 6 May 2007 23:48:52 GMT

Comment: hmm i reckn this is a good pge 4 information...bt i dnt undrstand the maori language....



Name: joy odgers Email: kiwi.blue@bigpond.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA  IP Address:  124.181.103.111  Date: 15 May 2007 06:01:22 GMT

Comment: enjoyed reading your diary,more homesick than ever now.



Name: Lance Retemeyer Email: retemeyerl@pnbhs.school.nz
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Country: NEW ZEALAND  IP Address:  203.114.131.125  Date: 24 May 2007 07:45:00 GMT

Comment: Hey, just having a look at the page, looking forward to heading back to Kawhia after many years absence to have look haow its changed. Hopefully not!



Name: Mangu Taikapurua Johnston Email: mang.johnston@cdhb.govt.nz
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Country: AOTEAROA  IP Address:  159.117.1.11  Date: 18 Jun 2007 01:36:27 GMT

Comment: kiaora te whanau, I am just passing through as well, first time visit to this site and I have enjoyed the experience, I will be back.



Name: Tania Tuwhangai Email: 
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Country: AOTEAROA  IP Address:  210.54.67.81  Date: 22 Jun 2007 13:02:37 GMT

Comment: Awesome to see your site, good reading, ka pai



Name: Hori                   Email: hori@hotmail.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA  IP Address:  121.90.91.185  Date: 12 Aug 2007 23:00:50 GMT

Comment: Tumeke site...Please let Kawhia always be a Maori town. Don't let the pakeha colonists dictate whats going on there.



Name: SUNU 'NUKI' SUSATYO Email: sunu@lautandhana.com
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Country: INDONESIA  IP Address:  202.169.36.82  Date: 29 Aug 2007 07:57:47 GMT

Comment: Just want to say Hi to my sister Tania Tuwhangai. How is it going Tania? Miss you, the family and Pirongia a lot. Love, Nuki



Name: Victoria Yates Email: vixinoz@hotmail.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA  IP Address:  121.217.155.69  Date: 31 Aug 2007 06:43:19 GMT

Comment: i lookin around for some directions to cook a boil-up for my pakeha friends and well mainly myself, and i came across this great site - havent read all but love those kids already! i have been a horsey girl since i was born but wasnt lucky enough to have mini horses i had to ride my dads big ones!! when i was 8 i was lucky enough to get a pony of my own and his name was ringo and my next pony was called cleo. good luck with your horse adventures and let me know if you need any help/advice.vic



Name: Ngaro Te Hae Email: ngaro.tehae@twor.ac.nz
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Country: AOTEAROA/ROTORUA  IP Address:  202.154.136.2  Date: 3 Sep 2007 03:39:49 GMT

Comment: Tena koutou, What an excellent site, It's good to catch-up and to read others comments. Good old Kawhia, the place where I was brought up. Waipapa rocks. Will contribute some more later. Noho ora mai Paimarire



Name: Jen & Gael Email: gaelbinns@hotmail.com
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Country: WARARAPA NZ  IP Address:  210.54.98.72  Date: 6 Oct 2007 19:26:40 GMT

Comment: Just to say we are whanau cos our tipuna Mereaina was born in Kawhia before her daughter Rosetta was born there in 1847. (according to her death certificate) Does anyone know the surname Te Rapopo please? - the writing is pen and ink and is illegible at times so we could be mistaken with the spelling, but we are pretty certain.



Name: Tyrone Email: attilathehungry@hotmail.com
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Country: AOTEAROA  IP Address:  125.236.44.52  Date: 10 Oct 2007 22:55:45 GMT

Comment: Hey guys just browsing the site and must say it's very well done. Ka pai ppl! :)



Name: Tiki Ryan Email: tiki.ryan@bigpond.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA  IP Address:  124.180.177.116  Date: 27 Oct 2007 22:16:29 GMT

Comment: Kia ora I was born in Kawhia my parents are Fred & Bessie Porima,went to school there had a great family upbringing. Kawhia is truly a beautiful place untouched by tourism well so far I try and go home every year to see the folks and other whanau always head to the Kawhia fish shop the best fish&chips in the NZ if not the world. Hoping to be at home this Xmas if not would like to go to the Kawhia Kai Festival.Paimarire



Name: Moe Lestor Email: Moelestor@gmail.com
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Country: USA  IP Address:  75.83.146.200  Date: 28 Oct 2007 07:24:39 GMT

Comment: great topic and page



Name: Josie Henry Email: 
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Country: ROTORUA  IP Address:   222.153.85.129 Date: 1 Nov 2007 06:59:58 GMT

Comment: Kia Ora Awesome page very imformative good reading (cuzzy from Waitomo)



Name: Mackie Paikea Email: 
Welcome Page:  http://www.bebo.com/AtaahuaauhaatA  
Country: AOTEAROA  IP Address:  125.239.22.143  Date: 24 Nov 2007 05:35:42 GMT

Comment: Speechless!



Name: MGBADA JOE Email: MGBADAJOE@ABA.COM
Welcome Page:  http://WWW.ABA.COM  
Country: BENIN  IP Address:  41.207.162.5  Date: 7 Dec 2007 18:54:31 GMT

Comment: I LOVE THIS SITE ABOUT KAWHIA. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.


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Name: FIONA Email: 
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Country: AOTEAROA NZ  IP Address:  219.89.98.208  Date: 30 Dec 2007 09:41:04 GMT

Comment: JUS LOOKING AT YUR WEBSITE... BLESSINGS YUR WAY ENOHO RA



Name: steve Email: shrynczak@Britishschool.sch.ae
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Country: UAE & UK  IP Address:  195.229.236.216  Date: 5 Jan 2008 14:59:16 GMT

Comment: Thanks for help with my research for a art project with students at BSAK UAE Best wishes Steve



Name: Sherrilee Heranig-Harrison Email: herangiharrison@hotmail.com
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Country: AOTEAROA  IP Address:  125.237.161.22  Date: 15 Jan 2008 00:48:30 GMT

Comment: Kia ora koutou. Spent some lovely tmy yestarday jumping off the wharf.Great exp 4 a 1st tym visitor. rakaunui represent!! cant wait 2 cum bak. Heading bak home to OTAUTAHI/CHRISTCHURCH apopo!



Name: Shona Chadwick (nee HOPA) Email: sparx33@xtra.co.nz
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Country: AOTEAROA  IP Address:  125.239.37.111  Date: 6 Feb 2008 08:04:47 GMT

Comment: Kia ora whanau - just passing thru, connecting wif da whanau. Went to Kai Fest 2008 - rocked (altho' next time remember to take heaps of H2O & an umbrella!). Waipapa...tu meke! The marae has changed a whole lot since was there last 10yrs ago. What a lax place to kick out & jus chiiiillll...



Name: Don Everett Email: doneverett16@gmail.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA  IP Address:  58.168.32.161  Date: 16 Feb 2008 03:29:47 GMT

Comment: love to receive info re my great great grandmother Te Rau Tatana Mere,born 1840 Kawhia(Husband,Tom Wilson)belive she may have been ariki.



Name: steve turnbull Email: henryturnbull08@hotmail.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA  IP Address:  122.109.50.67  Date: 18 Feb 2008 08:33:42 GMT

Comment: just caught the sight great to see that kawhia is still a great place just wondering if their is any turnbulls living in kawhia my great grandfather is buried at waipapa cheers whanau laters



Name: Rikihana Pairama Email: rwpairama@hotmail.com
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Country: AOTEAROA  IP Address:  125.239.123.92  Date: 9 Mar 2008 12:34:12 GMT

Comment: Nga mihi nui ki a koutou i hangaia tenei ipurangi mo nga hau e wha o te ao.Kia kaha ki te mahi nei,kaha aha tia?Ta te mea,He iwi morehu tatou,no reira kia hapai te mana o tatou tupuna,me era tumomo tikanga o te iwi maori,kaua e warewaretia he tangata whenua matou nga kaitiaki o te whenua.Heoi kia mau tonu ki tenei rohe whakahirahira,ara ko waikato,te putake o te kingitanga.Mokau ki ruga,tamaki ki raro,mangatoatoa ki waenganui,pare hauraki,pare waikato.No rei ra tu tonu mo ake nga uri o TAINUI.



Name: Joshua Tipene Te Hiko o te Rangi Wotten Email: joshua.wotten@worldwide.com.au
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Country: AUSTRALIA  IP Address:  202.154.68.243  Date: 10 Mar 2008 08:25:48 GMT

Comment: I would like some information on what my name means and why it was handed down from genereation to generation for me? I was told it was handed down from the Chief of my tribe... I'm also looking at getting traditional Maori tattoo's on my arm and would like to get something that represents my family history. Can someone please help??? I would like to know more about my whanau and the history and perhaps what has happened to certain people? thanks



Name: rawinia kingi Email: nic_olek@hotmail.com
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Country: HAMILTON  IP Address:  203.97.2.34  Date: 24 Mar 2008 23:30:50 GMT

Comment: tena ra tatou katoa nga uri o tainui he uri ano ahau no ngati mahanga ara ko ngati te wehi hoki ka tuku whakamoemiti atu ki a koutou katoa no reira kia pai to ra



Name: Nani Email: myfotos@ihug.co.nz
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Country: AOTEAROA  IP Address:  203.109.168.71  Date: 11 Apr 2008 06:07:30 GMT

Comment: Too much cousins, you have put alot of effort into this website & it fantastic, well done!....so to all whanau out there, check it out & have your say....Kia Kaha!



Name: sika Email: mamamagapay@maga.com
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Country: TOGO  IP Address:  80.248.71.73  Date: 24 Apr 2008 20:04:13 GMT

Comment: Too much cousins



Name: Mgbada JO Email: jomgbada@yahoo.com
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Country: USA  IP Address:  41.207.162.2  Date: 28 Apr 2008 18:31:05 GMT

Comment:  i  love this site. Kawhia here I come



Name: Charmain Clara Pouwhare Email: char_tete08@hotmail.com
Welcome Page:  Mean Moari Mean  
Country: AUSTRALIA  IP Address:  58.170.10.219  Date: 1 May 2008 09:06:33 GMT

Comment: I would just like 2 say that this page is soooo cool who ever made this page u rock!!!!!, its putting KAWHIA back on tha map, show the world its not just a little town, theres alot of history in KAWHIA, My father was born in KAWHIA and i was raised in KAWHIA i love KAWHIA it will alwayz be my home!! COAST DA MOST!! peace out



Name: Kathleen Waihitpu Email: DolowoloW@hotmail.com
Welcome Page:  http://www.DolowoloW@bebo.com  
Country: AOTEAROA  IP Address:  125.236.44.44  Date: 6 May 2008 02:44:22 GMT

Comment: Kiaora Whanau, well i was just looking through and found this page so thought i would share the aroha to all the whanau who lives around and in Hamilton.



Name: maia Email: erica123-123@hotmail.com
Welcome Page:  huh?  
Country: NEW ZEALAND  IP Address:  125.237.66.146  Date: 6 May 2008 04:50:25 GMT

Comment: this website is an awesome website because my homework is due on thursday and i need to know more about Te Rauparaha and how he ate people. 'How would you cook someone?' thats one of my questions for homework. Is it good?...Sorry about this message if you dont like it



Name: Cannibal Joe Email: 
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Country: AOTEAROA  IP Address:  60.234.229.122  Date: 6 May 2008 06:19:20 GMT

Comment: Try cooking someone with kumara and puha in a big boil up. Watercess is quite tasty too. However most Maori preferred to cook people in a traditional hangi.



Name: mr-oscar arnaez recio Email: 
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Country: SPAIN   IP Address:  81.32.26.203  Date: 7 May 2008 10:04:59 GMT

Comment: sierra de cuerda larga n18 6b madrid 28038 madrid.would like obtain information about of kawhia maori new zealand.me can send some book of kawhia maori new zealand.thank you a greeting of.oscar arnaez recio.see you soon.by post



Name: Kaukiterangi Hiini(nee Huirama) Email: hiinimata@kinect.co.nz
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Country: AOTEAROA/TE ARAWA  IP Address:  123.100.86.228  Date: 18 May 2008 03:43:35 GMT

Comment: Tena koutou te whanau, tino ataahua o koutou mahi i runga i te ipurangi. Tino pai te kite atu i nga ingoa o nga whanau kei tawahi i Ahitereiria. Tumeke. Haere tonu


Name: Marjorie Merilo Email: merilom@tiscali.co.uk
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Country: ENGLAND  IP Address:  81.171.165.54  Date: 25 May 2008 10:47:12 GMT

Comment: Excellent site full of usefull information. I am currently studing for a degree in holistic therapy and enjoyed reading your cultural history, what a lot we still have to learn from your ancestors. Thank you very much.I will be back and may even one day visit in person.



Name: Oraukawa_mokopuna Email: yeah_true@hotmail.com
Welcome Page:  http://kawhia.maori.nz/18.html#  
Country: AOTEAROA  IP Address:  124.197.40.171  Date: 4 Jun 2008 16:22:42 GMT

Comment: Arohanui I would like to say kia ora to all my whanau whom i have yet to reunite with :)



Name: mr.lagos mannay Email: lagos_ibadan@yahoo.com
Welcome Page:  http://www.maga.com  
Country: CONGO  IP Address:  41.210.7.27  Date: 7 Aug 2008 03:10:01 GMT

Comment: Amazing history...regards mr ojuelegba



Name: Dee Rewi-Smith Email: mast3rtonz-fiin3st@hotmail.com
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Country: AOTEAROA (YEYAH)  IP Address:  222.154.250.185  Date: 11 Aug 2008 22:39:02 GMT

Comment: Jst wona say kiaora tu all my gurls n whanau in tga.n all da pepz in Te puna. big shout outs tu my oda whanau in toke n most ov all..DA WHANAU in MSTN happie tu bee home n love u all. xo keep it maori styles.


Name: Delyse Waaka-Brooks Email: kcibrooks@hotmail.com
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Country: AOTEAROA  IP Address:  125.239.13.91  Date: 12 Aug 2008 00:58:03 GMT

Comment: Tena koutou, Just want to send some aroha your way. I love this site and reading about what you tamariki were up too. A great life. You have great parents.Your dad is a clever man. Cherish your whanau and keep up the good mahi. Arohatinonui

Name: Teuranga Waka Email: teurangawaka@yahoo.co.nz
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Country:   IP Address:  203.96.107.7  Date: 12 Oct 2008 04:48:46 GMT

Comment: kiaora enjoyed what i read and just a big thank you shout to all.

Name: Sharnae Piriha Morrell-Hopa! Email: spmorrellhopa@waimea.school
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Country: NEWZEALAND  IP Address:  124.197.8.139  Date: 16 Nov 2008 22:37:43 GMT

Comment: Hey my names Sharnae. i was just looking for my pops Leo Hopa name on google and i came up with this site.



Name: Inu Farrar nee Moke Email: inu.farrar001@cyf.govt.nz
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Country: CHRISTCHURCH NZ  IP Address:  202.27.54.4  Date: 25 Nov 2008 01:13:52 GMT

Comment: Kia ora to all my whanau and friends in my favourite place in the world.Anyone know where John daysh is,Michael and Jillian,Maree avery and co.??



Name: Rebecca Kana Greenbank Email: rebex_08@hotmail.com
Welcome Page:  http://www.bebo.com  
Country: NZ  IP Address:  124.197.33.121  Date: 27 Dec 2008 03:13:44 GMT

Comment: just wanna say i miss you nan, miss the tyms in kawhia, wea the heart is i say. love you. love kawhia..will siuz all soon.



Name: my_low Email: my_low@windowslive.com
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Country: N.Z - KAWHIA  IP Address:  124.198.175.141  Date: 13 Jan 2009 07:58:02 GMT

Comment: Honestly guys Kawhia has changed. The beaches are not what they used to be, the town is over populated, the land is being taken advantage of... Along with the genuine good nature of the true Kawhia "locals" and that unique Kawhia environment is slowly fading. However the atmosphere will forever be the same... Cheeky, dark children bombing you off the wharf, unlicensed drivers driving unregistered cars/motorbikes and young teenagers enjoying the slow paced lifestyle of their home.



Name: Joe Email: 
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Country: AOTEAROA  IP Address:  60.234.229.122  Date: 15 Jan 2009 18:59:20 GMT

Comment: Oh!!..my heart mourns for Kawhia. The pakeha are coming from the cities, getting into the council and inflicting their rules, regulations and idea's of how a well organised institution should be run....Kawhia is losing it's spiritual and natural charm. It's becoming a suburb of Auckland.



Name: Te Hari Email: haremaki@xtra.co.nz
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Country: AOTEAROA  IP Address:  222.153.8.91  Date: 16 Jan 2009 07:20:53 GMT

Comment: Nga mihi ki a koutou mo te tau hou. Nga mihi mo to mahi rawe. Thank you for the lovely site. I am of Ngati Ngahia tuturu. So uplifting to see we haven't 'faded away' completely.



Name: Jayda' Jones Wilson Email: Jonesjayda@gmail.com
Welcome Page:  http://www.bebo.com/JonesWilson  
Country: NEW ZEALAND  IP Address:  117.104.178.80  Date: 8 Feb 2009 02:21:47 GMT

Comment: I lived on Waiwera st across from the camping groud... went to Kawhia Primary was bought up in this beautiful town... loved it! still do. much love to all the peep's that live there...



Name: Tunisa Joyce (nee Wheki) Email: tunisiajoyce@hotmail.com
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Country: AOTEAROA  IP Address:  114.134.8.5  Date: 10 Feb 2009 10:10:13 GMT

Comment: kia ora looking for desendant to the wheki whanau great grandfather was Karika Paeahu



Name: Tamara Rikiti Email: tamara.r@clear.net.nz
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Country: KAIKOURA  IP Address:  121.72.83.92  Date: 11 Feb 2009 22:01:25 GMT

Comment: Kia ora Kawhia. It has been many years since I have seen Kawhia. I was one of our Weavers who came with some of our overseas vweavers to a Poukai back in 1993. That was a very special trip as I always wanted to know what happen at these gatherings. I thoroughly enjoyed your openess to share information. I have only looked at the Rongoa page as I am interested in doing some rongoa for my legs which have been kinda scarred from Radiation 2 years ago. I look forward in experimenting with harakeke thank you all will keep in touch Arohanui Tamara



Name: Nathalie Email: nathalie0703@hotmail.som
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Country: SWEDEN  IP Address:  130.237.186.42  Date: 5 Mar 2009 12:32:02 GMT

Comment: Hejsan alla, Thank you for good reading, good basic info for students coming to visit NZ in 3 weeks. :)



Name: MY_LOW [Aroha Maikuku] Email: my_low@windowslive.com
Welcome Page:  http://www.bebo.com/show_cased  
Country: AOTEAROA - KAWHIA  IP Address:  124.198.169.191  Date: 11 Mar 2009 22:37:41 GMT

Comment: I left a comment on here awhile ago saying how Kawhia is not really what it 'used' to be. Coming from a young perspective [young being still having an age in the double digits with a 1 in the front] it soo is not what it used to be. I may be young, but am also old enough to remember that this is not the same town we came home to all those years ago. It used to be one of those towns where the pace of life was so slow that age was absolutely nothing but a number [that being said in a positive way]



Name: MY_LOW [Aroha Maikuku] Email: my_low@windowslive.com
Welcome Page:  http://www.bebo.com/show_cased  
Country: N.Z - KAWHIA  IP Address:  124.198.169.191  Date: 11 Mar 2009 22:38:48 GMT

Comment: A place where you walked and talked slow because there was no rush to get anywhere in a hurry. Now that the land has been "sub-divided" and "purchased" - I HATE both of those words - The LOCALS have been shifted to a minority and the people with money have changed the lifestyle and scenary completely. Minus the few spots we prefer not to let anyone know about.



Name: MY_LOW [Aroha Maikuku] Email: my_low@windowslive.com
Welcome Page:  http://www.bebo.com/show_cased  
Country: N.Z - KAWHIA  IP Address:  124.198.169.191  Date: 11 Mar 2009 22:39:07 GMT

Comment: Kawhia is slowly but surely turning into just another hot spot for people who consider money to be power. Worst thing is Kawhia is letting them. Young people notice evrything. They see what you don't. I wish Kawhia was still KAWHIA. One thing it'll always be is home though



Name: Marion Email: Marionrainbow@xtra.co.nz
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Country: NEW ZEALAND  IP Address:  219.89.120.224  Date: 12 May 2009 01:43:09 GMT

Comment: Kiora My sister was diagnosed with bone cancer 12 months ago.She uses Kawakawa and Kumera Hou. Her bones are showing signs of healing. Arohanui. Marion



Name: henry porima (jnr) Email: tporima@bigpond.com.au
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Country: AUSTRALIA  IP Address:  124.187.52.191  Date: 14 Jun 2009 22:59:08 GMT

Comment: kia ora whanau, my dad was born here and the place is beautiful and spectacular.All my love to the porima whanau. Arohanui H.B.PORIMA



Name: Kai Email: 
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Country: GIZZY  IP Address:  125.236.44.44  Date: 24 Jun 2009 22:20:02 GMT

Comment: Cool! I got some info for my school project