Date of death
Place of death
World War 2
Address on enlistment
Waikiekie Lime Works, Private Bag, Whangarei, New Zealand
Next of kin
Mrs H.K. Arena (wife), Pakotai, Whangarei, New Zealand
Skinner Arena - Would love to hear stories
Submitted by Rosey McVay on Fri, 23/04/2010 - 14:28
Roll of Honour: Evening Post 30 May 1945
Submitted by TeAwhi_Manahi on Tue, 09/11/2010 - 20:52
Skinner Arena-a story
Submitted by waana1 on Thu, 30/04/2015 - 10:07
My Koro Skinner Allen
Submitted by William Allen (not verified) on Thu, 04/01/2018 - 18:09
Kia ora Rosey, my name is William Allen (age 72 this year). My Dad was Patrick (Patu) Arena his dad was Skinner Arena and mum was Heni Kina Arena. My mum was Ruth (Rutu) Allen (nee Tuhiwai) from Tangiteroria. On the 28th Dec 1946 my matua Patu Arena died by accidental drowning at Tangiteroria in the Northern Wairoa river (I was 3 months old) Patu and Rutu lived at Hollywood accross the river. At the the age of 4 (1950-1956) I was was brought up by my Uncle Eric Reid and Auntie Eileen at Waiotira, Eric worked at the Waiotira Railway Station. I noticed Koro Skinner worked at the Waikeikei Lime Works just south of Waiotira.I was never told about my tupuna's and I think you and I could be 1st cousins. My wife Ellen (nee Astle) live on bastion point, Orakei, we have 5 sons.
Reid/ Allen Whanau
Submitted by Kate Taylor-Reid (not verified) on Thu, 09/07/2020 - 17:12
My name is Kate Taylor-Reid, My Father is Ken Taylor-Reid who is your Aunty Eileen's son, Eileen was my Grandmother!
Myself and Dad have been looking been looking for you for a very long time and would love to get in touch with you!
I would absolutly love if you could get in touch with me!