Rua John AWMM
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WWII 62586 AWMM
Te Whanau a Tuwhakairiora Public - Jesamine Patricia - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - Family / New Zealand Electoral Roll
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WW2 Unknown AWMM Te Araroa, New Zealand AWMM
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- WW2 Mrs M.L. Kaika (wife), Pipiwai R.D., Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
- Ngarangi Kamaea Kaika-Wanoa (younger sister), Whakaangiangi Rd, Te Araroa, East Coast.
Kui Kaika (oldest sibling), Auckland. Public - Jesamine Patricia - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - I am Ngarangi Kamaea Kaika's grand-daughter, and she is Rua Kaika's baby sister. Aunty Kui lived with me for a time 8 years ago.
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Erina Denise Kaika writes: My parents were Rua John Kaika and Doreen Heke. My father comes from Te Whanua-a-Apanui and Ngati Porou tribes north of Gisborne and my mother is Ngapuhi, Northland.
My father was a fisherman, horse-rider, musician, Maori Tohunga and qualified builder, traditional master carver & teacher in NZ. Trainee Officer student at the Royal Sandhurst Military Academy in England during WWII. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 August 2015 - UNCHAINED TESTAMONIES By Erina Denise Kaika
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Rua John Kaika
Mihi arohanui ki a koe e Koro Rua. He urutomo koe. Ka nui te aroha. Uncle you inspire me with your resilience, your leadership, your love for our whanau, hapu, iwi and nation. A master carver, an outstanding soldier, an ariki, and a father figure to the many tamatoa o Te Tairawhiti! You still are all these things to us, even though you passed away many years before I was able to learn about all your great feats. You make me so very proud to be Ngati Porou. I love and thank you for your sacrifice. Your grandniece, Jesamine Wanoa.
- Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
WW2 4: WW2 186 AWMM
- Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
Portrait published in Soutar (2008) AWMM
- Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
|25 April 2020||Jesamine||Auckland||Other relative||
|25 April 2017||Jesamine||19B Pegler Drive, Howick, Auckland 2014||Other relative||
|29 August 2015||Lorraine M||Gisborne, NZ||Researcher||
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