| TE KARERE MAORI OR MAORI MESSENGER
VOL. III.] AUCKLAND, MARCH 3O, 1863.AKARANA, MAEHE 3O, 1863. [No. 2.
" Good books are like true friends , they will } never fail us; never cease to instruct never cloy." OUR last issue contained the decision of the Governor on the dispute be-tween the Chiefs Matiu Te Aranui, and Te Tirarau, with a few remarks thereon. We insert in the present number the evidence taken before the arbitrators, on the first and second day of examination. The care and patience manifested throughout this protracted investigation, will be long remembered by the Kaipara and Nga-puhi Chiefs. And, certainly the whole of the proceedings will contrast most favourably with the proceedings and course of action, excited and un-certain, pursued by the natives in similar circumstances. the task allotted to his Excellency as umpire in this case, has been al-ready glanced at, and is seen from many points of view, to he onerous, particularly so from the fact, that no basis of agreement could be fixed by" Ko nga pukapuka papai, e penei ana me nga hoa pono; te whakarere i a tatou te mutu te ako te whakatina." Ko to matou whakaputanga kupu i mua mai o tenei, i whakaaturia te whakaotinga o te Kawana i runga i te tautohetohe o nga rangatira, a Matiu Te Aranui, a Te Tirarau ;a, i puta ano he kupu mo runga i taua mahi. Ko tenei, ka taia iho nga korero o te ra tuatahi, o te ra tua-rua, i whakapuakina ki te aroaro o nga Kai-whakawa. Ko te ata mahi me te manawanui o runga o tenei whakawakanga mutu noa, ina wha-karitea ki to te Maori tikanga oho-oho, kahakahaki haere, i runga i nga mahi penei, tera e kitea ko te pai kei tenei tu whakawakanga. Ko te mahi i karangatia, ko te Kawana hei Tumuaki mo tenei whakawa, hei whakapuaki i te kupu whakaotinga, kua oti ano te whaka-atu; a, ina tirohia i runga i nga pitopito o te korero, ekore tona tai.