Hone Pine Mau

Ingoa whānau
Ingoa tuatahi
Hone Pine

World War 2

Tau Rangatū
Wāhi noho
Te Iringa, Kaikohe, New Zealand
Whanaunga tino tata i te wā o te kuhunga
Mrs Pine Mau (mother), Kaikohe, North Auckland, New Zealand

Takupu (5)

Tena koe Melissa. I wish to add to your comments regarding Hone John Pine Mau. My name is Katie nee Rakete, Hone is my mums brother, and I am in the process of submitting a photo of our dad, TeAni Naera Dan Rakete, who is uncles brother-in-law. Dad was with A.Com 28th Maori Battalion. I will also submitt a photo I have of uncle Hone Pine Mau. I would also like to share this story about uncle which our mum related to us. A letter had arrived to karani Kariti (uncles mother) stating that Hone John Pine Mau was missing in action, believed dead. Our karani Kariti went to visit our tupuna/tohunga, Rei Kauwere and upon her arrival (which he ''saw'' her coming) she showed him her letter. He told karani Kariti, your son is not dead, and he will return home. Shortly after that visit, another letter arrived from the war office stating, Your son Hone John Pine Mau is a prisoner of war... I am proud of both uncle and dad for their service during the 2nd World War. Nga mihi aroha kia koe , harikoa ki te kite tetahi o koutou e tautoko ana i tenei kaupapa whakahirahira. Kia ora...

Tena koe aunty, thank you so much for adding his photo im sure my nan would love to see it!  I have only seen one photo of him in black and white....thank you for the story as well so nice to hear things about him since we never met,,,,,lovely to meet you will catch up on facebook :) 

I am searching for the name/family of a soldier who was a great friend of my great grandfather Hone Pine Mau - I believe my great grandfather helped him swim to safety as he couldnt swim. I have heard that this soldier has since passed but I was just hoping that we would be able to connect thru here....still trying to remember his name....

Kia ora aunty katie n melissa my name is delwyn (nee) emily te pana how im related is popa hone john pine mau is my grandmother brother erana pine mau who married my grandfather kerehi tahere. I hve heard some lovely stories about popa hone n will always treasure all stories of our whanau that has served our country n our popa TeAni rakete love hearing korero about them... Thankz aunty katie n kuz melissa