MR PARAIRE PINE
An elder of the Ngapotiki sub-tribe of Ngaiterangi, Mr Paraire Pine, died at his residence, Kairua, aged 85 years.
Mr Paraire was the kaumatua of the Ngapotiki tribe and a recognised expert on genealogical lore and local history.
He was on the male line a direct descendant of Toroa of Matatua canoe. Through Te Uruhina of Romai-Noho-Hangi he traced to Ngatiawa tribe and through Tamapahore to Ngapotiki sub-tribe.
He was also related through Ngaparetaikinu to King Koroki.