Player Profile

Ngati Porou East Coast

0015 Pineamine ‘Pine’ ‘Tom’ Taiapa

Birthday June 6, 1901
Height N/A
Weight N/A
Birthplace Tikitiki
Previous Clubs Waiapu SU

b.6.6.1901 Tikitiki p.5g, 1t, 3p
Hawkes Bay Te Aute College 4 conversions 1921
Poverty Bay  Tikitiki Forward 1921
Bay of Plenty Rotorua Forward 1930
Northern Maori Forward 1923
NZ Maori Trial (PB) (EC) 17g, 3t,12c,3p Forward (1921) (1922-23)
ed Te Aute College 1917-1920, 
Served in Maori Battlion in Nth Africa WW2. Became a master carver, his carvings adorning over 100 marae throughout NZ
and lectured and wrote books on the subject. Died 9.2.1972 Tikitiki aged 71