TE AKAPAPA-ANGA O NGA KOPU ARIKI O ATIU, NGATI
PARUARANGI, NGATI TEAKATAUIRA, NGATI NURAU, E TE
ITI TANGATA KATOATOA.
Te Ititakamua (totou)a Uia: Atiu e.... Ka tae mai
te Anaunau a te Tumu-o-Avaiki mei Avaiki mai. E
vaka to ratou kare e ama. Kua vaii ia to ratou
kopapa mei runga mai i to ratou upoko e tae ua
atu ki raro i nga vavia. Mei te ii a Amatarau ki te
maroro tu a Iro, Mei te maroro tu a Iro aere uatu
aere uatu. No reira e Atiu to kotou atua katoatoa
ka uriia atu te reira ki roto i te ii pokiore e ka tauna
ia atu ki te ai.
Ka oki ana au ki te ngari o toku nei Vaka ko
Tekutikuti-Rau-Matangi, Mei Avaikinui mai ki nga
Enuakura, i marama ei au, I orooro ana aku tupuna i
te pa maunga i Maupiti, Ka eke mai ratou ki te
pitopito o taku enua ko Enuamanu, Kua noo taku
vaerua ki taku enua tupuna, kia maaraara au ko
Avaiki nui, ko Avaiki runga, Avaiki Pamamao. Na
Papa raua ko Tumu te Nekeneke, i tu mai ei au ki te
ao nei, Ko Rongo Mauri tetai o tatou tupuna i tu
tangata ei tatou, Atiumua, Atiumuri, Atiuuri,
Atiutea, e Toketoke rai au no Enuamanu.
REI..A..E IVA, REI..A..E TANE ...REIIA E TE PATIKI
E. Kia ui mai a Atiu nui maruarua e e avare atu
kotou e. Kua ta'aki aitu te vaka i tai e. E mareka
mai a Tumu puka ia kotou e, nina ia ra e Tamatoa
e Ngereapanui ko Teakatauira oki tena.
KIA ORA ANA RANUINUI... Welcome to Atiu-nui-
maruarua Website, my name is Teariki Kura and I am
the Owner and Administrator of this website. I have
dedicated this website to the memory of my father
"Pakura" who have without any doubt left a big
impact on us in compliments to his work of writing
his own genealogy and those who are closely related
to him.. and as well as to the three chiefs and
the various tribes of Atiu. Below is the beginning
and the populating of our little island Atiu.
During my fathers lifetime we have seen his work,
such as story telling, teaching cultural values to
many Atiuan groups, composing some of the many
beautiful songs of past events that we enjoy today.
It all started here the creation of Atiu. Te
akamata anga o te enua e te tangata.
Mariri Toa, Mariri Manu, Mariri Ariki is the same
person, but of different titles he has acquired
when he discovered Enuamanu (Atiu) having located
Atiu from Takutea where he and his family lived
for so many days maybe months before they realised
that there is a bigger island to the south of
Takutea. He came to Atiu on the vaka called Te-
Kuti-kuti-Rau-Matangi (meaning; The Sharp Edged
Leaf in the wind). This is how Atiu was populated.
KO TE RANGI E EVA TONA... KO TE ENUA E EVA TONA...
KOTE MOANA E EVA TONA...
Kote au kii katoa o te Rangi, te Enua e te Moana e
eva anake to ratou. (Kote vaerua) Ko Tangaroa
metuakore .. (ko te eva pu metua) ... Ko te Maketu-
enua o Avaiki... (kua enua te enua) ..
KO TUMU, ... KO TUMUNUI, ... KO TUMU-RAI, ... KO
TUMUTINA, ... KO TUMUUTI, ... KO TUMU-TIKEI, ...
KUA TIKEI MAI KI TE AO. Ko te Pakarienua o avaiki,
.. Ko te anaunau enua o avaiki,(ko te uriia).. Ko
Ko te tangata i pou i te vai i Turakao.
Kua "POUIA UKI"
KO TE KATOA-ENUA O AVAIKI, ... TE TUMU-ENUA O
AVAIKI, ... TE II MA-OVEOVE ENUA O AVAIKI, ... TE
POU-ENUA O AVAIKI, ... TE PONUI ENUA O AVAIKI, TE
PARARA ENUA O AVAIKI, ... TE PO RAI-ENUA O
AVAIKI, ... TE TIRAA-ENUA O AVAIKI, ...TE PO TEA O
AVAIKI, ... (kua pouia uki ireira). TE TORARA-
ENUA O AVAIKI, ... TE KAU TOTORO E VARU, ... .KO TE
TUMU ARO, ... (kua aro mai ki te ao). KO TUMU
TE OIOI, ...(kua oioi mai ki te ao). KO TUMU TE
NEKENEKE, ... (kua nekeneke mai kite ao). Noo kia
Papa (tana vaine) kua tangata i reira te tangata.
Kua "POUIA UKI"
I have created this website to ensure that our
unique identity, language, culture and sense of
belonging are firmly conveyed to our children and
to many future generations to come. Feel free to
view this and link yourself into one of the many
ancestors I have mentioned, and don't get me wrong
I am only following details and information
written by my father (Pakura) in which I have
managed to connect me to "Pokerekere" that started
in Avaiki Nui and Avaiki Runga. (meaning the last or
forgotten frontier or settlement)
When I started on this website in 2006, I simply
created it for my family only, but over the last
few years, I have received emails from Atiuan
asking if I could help them trace their ancestors,
as they do not have any records of their akapapa.
This is how the website "Atiu-nui-maruarua.Atiu
Genealogy" was born.
WARNING: The information contained on this website,
are the property of the Webmaster Adrian Te Ariki
Kura and to those who are closely related to him,
to whom he has given permission to view the site.
It is a criminal offense to copy or produce this
information without the prior authority of the
Due to the security aspects of who should or shouldn't
change, add information to this website I have now
made the limitation on accessing the website, until
further notice. However, anyone interested in accessing
this website must go to Homepage and click Request Invitation
and follow instructions. You have been warned.