Birth Name: Nehe Rihara Milner-Skudder
Place of Birth: Taihape, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Date of Birth: 15 December, 1990
Ethnicity: Māori [Ngati Porou, Tapuika], English, 5/32 Tongan
Nehe Milner-Skudder is a New Zealand rugby union player. He was a key member of the 2015 Rugby World Cup winning team.
Nehe is the son of Heneriata (Milner) and Richard Skudder. Nehe’s uncle, George Skudder, played 1 Test with the All Blacks. Nehe’s mother is a Māori-speaker.
Nehe’s paternal grandfather is Alamoti Skudder (the son of Stanley Benjamin Skudder and Mele Talia Tupou/Tupou Tiki). Alamoti was from Mua, Tonga. His parents were from Mu’a and Atatã Island, both in Tonga. Stanley was the son of George Charles Skudder and Mary Louisa Cocker; Mary Louisa descended from Joshua Cocker and Elizabeth Lobley, an English couple who moved to Tonga in the middle of 1800s.
Nehe’s paternal grandmother is named Maatha Wihapi. Maatha was from Rangiuru, New Zealand, and was Māori.
Nehe’s maternal grandfather is Pahau Paku Te Whataroa Milner (the son of Edward Kawhia Milner and Heneriata Te Mania Awatere). Edward was the son of William Gavin Milner, who was English, and of Keita Te Hauauru Aupouri, who was Māori (Ngati Porou).
Nehe’s maternal grandmother was Meri Hineihorahia Green (the daughter of Reweti Totorewa Green and Peti Piria Horomia). Meri was born in Tikitiki, Gisborne, New Zealand. Reweti was the son of James Edward Green, who was born in Chatham, Medway, England, and of Katarina Te Mahora Fox.
Sources: Genealogy of Nehe Milner-Skudder – https://www.geni.com
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