Differing dates of birth between whakapapa

If the same person appear’s in two different whakapapa with two different generation dates. It is because the two sources differ and work is needed to find a solution to the problem involved. For example, Hoturoa in the Tainui whakapapa is 1275, but Hoturoa in the Hauraki whakapapa is 1325. This is a common type of problem illustrating the need for more research to be done as we are trying to get the best listings rather than accept differences.

— Graham Smith