Story: Whānau – Māori and family


Sharon Ferretti married Wi Rikihana and they took two children as whāngai, Taipari Rikihana, the oldest, and Urutakai. Sadly, Wi Rikihana passed away at the age of 40, but Sharon continued to whāngai the children.

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Tai Walker, 'Whānau – Māori and family - Roles within whānau', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 January 2022)

Story by Tai Walker, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017