Macdonald family reunion

00:21, Jan 20 2014
Leslie MacDonald and Taane Macdonald hongi
Leslie MacDonald and Taane Macdonald hongi
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Photographs of members of the family who have passed away lie on a mat out side the wharenui.
Mahinaahrangi Reihana-Kopa
Head chef for the event Mahinaahrangi Reihana-Kopa
Anna Clark
Anna Clark, an elder of the MacDonald family.
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A wee dram to toast the haggis
Doug Macdonald
Piper Doug Macdonald pours drams of whiskey for family representatives to toast the hagas.
Luana McDonald
Luana McDonald and Isobel Macdonald Smith
Ruma MacLeod
Ruma MacLeod and Isobel Macdonald Smith
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Haere mai, haere mai
Jeremy MacDonald
Jeremy MacDonald speaks last for the Manuhiri.
James MacDonald and Tuiti Meihana hongi.
James MacDonald and Tuiti Meihana hongi.
Tipi Wehipeihana
Tipi Wehipeihana
The family wait outside the Marae to be welcomed. Carol McDonald at front sings the karanga.
The family wait outside the Marae to be welcomed. Carol McDonald at front sings the karanga.
Tuiti Makitanara Meihana
Tuiti Makitanara Meihana plants a tree at the Maori Island urupa
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MacDonald family took a trip to the Maori Island urupa
Anaru Rangiheuea
Anaru Rangiheuea speaks to the Macdonald family members
Yvonne Grant
Yvonne Grant reads an inscription on one of the graves.
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Learning about their tupuna (ancestors)
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A gathering of generations of the Macdonald family
Lynette Meihana
Lynette Meihana from Whakatane
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Teaching the mokopuna about their ancestors
Summer Rose Malietoa
Peering into the past: Hineraukatauri Walker, 4, and cousin Summer Rose Malietoa look at one of their ancestor’s graves at Maori Island urupa, a Maori burial site at Grovetow
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Hineraukatauri Walker, 4, with her cousin Summer Rose Malietoa
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There are 13 of 21 Macdonald family siblings who remain from Manny Macdonald’s family. Six of the siblings were at the Macdonald family reunion yesterday, from left, Milly Finlay, 57, Moira Hebberd, 62, Phillip Macdonald, 65, Kahu Gordon, 68, Isobel Macdonald Smith, 81, Cappy Macdonald, 86.
Macdonald family
Macdonald family

WRAP : The Macdonald family reunion in Blenheim, January 2014

Family gathers in Blenheim for a reunion Jan 14

Family gather for 'beautiful homecoming' Jan 16

Big family meant 'never a dull moment' Jan 17

Family create link to Tupuna Jan 17

Family taken to historical site Jan 20

Macdonald and proud of it Jan 20

 

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