Born at Ahipara in 1884, Te Paea Hinks was the daughter of Te Haumutuhanga Reewe Hinks (Te Rarawa, Ngati Tipa, Ngati Mahuta, Ngati Maniapoto (Tainui)) and Makinihi Keere Flavell (Ngati Kahu, Te Rarawa , Ngapuhi
Te Paea was a clean living christian, a disciplinarian, a pillar of the Anglican Church, a leader of the local mothers union, a first class cook, and a hospitable hostess. She worked very hard to keep her children clothed and fed.
She worked very hard to keep her children clothed and fed.
Eru and Te Paea had fifteen children. All are deceased. Te Paea had one of the best flower and vegetable gardens at Te Kao, with a lot of water melon and strawberry during the season, with well laid out paths amoungst the manuka to her gardens. Te Paea received little education and her knowledge of the English language was very limited. Te Paea Ihaka died at Te Kao in 1949 age 64 years.
Eru was educated at Te Kao Native School and later went to Saint Stephens School in Parnell Auckland. Eru was the leading chief of Te Aupouri tribe in this time, he was an active participant in abolishing native superstition, a strong supporter of education and encouraged iwi to work land profibality.
Eru was a devoted christian, an active churchman, a licensed lay reader for more than thirty years. Eru Ihaka died at Te Kao in 1937 age 60 years. a hospitable hostess.
Born at Te Kao in 1876, occupation dairy farmer. Son of Ihaka Haami Kemara (Te Aupouri) and Arerina Paraone Ngaruhe (Te Aupouri). Eru Married Te Paea Reewe Hinks in 1903