Huikakahu Tai Taepa

Hui Kakahu
Also known as
Hui Kakahu Tai, Tai Huikakahu

World War 2

Serial No
Address on enlistment
Ohinemutu, New Zealand
Next of kin
Mr W. Tai (father), Ohinemutu, New Zealand

Taepa Huikakahu is also known as Tai Huikakahu the brother of Tai Reginald. (Information from sister Kath Henderson, 19/1/16)

Comments (5)

This person is my Father. I think he told a little white lie about his last name to maybehide his age to get into the Army. From what I can remember of him, he was a very quiet man. His real first name was Huikakahu and his nick name was "Bronco". His Father Wiremu remarried and took on his new wife's last name Tai. They often interchange between Taepa-Tai and Tai. Him and his father use to live in a small village called Ohinemutu, Rotorua.

Bronco was my halfbrother,a lovely gentle person. I was born in 1944 while he was still at war.Our father's real name was Taepa Ngataiharuru.Bronco and Retimana took the name Tai.Hepa took the name Taepa.

Thank you aunty for clearing this up for me. Dad never spoke much to us about his life, so we never got to learn much about him. Mind you we were only kids then too.

This is my grandfather's brother. My grandfather is Hepa. Awesome to find this on the net.

I am also a daughter of Huikakahu Taepa. Dad didnt often talk to us about his war days. But he did have a gouge taken out of his ankle, which he told us was done by a grenade.