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VOL. 1. ] NEPIA, HATAREI; OKETOPA 25, 1879. [No 42.
HE KUPU WHAKAHOKI KI NGA HOA TUHI MAI.
He nui enei reta kua tae mai, e lore e taea te panui inaianei.
Kua tukua mai he moni e etahi tangata hou. Mea ake whaka-
hokia ai aua moni.
Ko te perehi o te WAKA MAORI e takoto ana inaianei mo te
hoko. Ki te mea e hiahia ana etahi o a matou hoa Maori ki te
mahi i tetahi nupepa ma ratou, tenei te perehi pai rawa, hou
tonu, ko te utu he iti rawa. Tena pea a Kingi Tawhiao, me te
hoa aroha o te Hihana, a Rewi, e pai ki te mahi nupepa i te
Waikato " hei oranga mo te motu katoa. " Tera pea te Hihana
* pai kia haere ia hei Kai Tuhi mo ta raua nupepa, no te mea
kua kore he mahi mana inaianei.
____Te Waka Maori.
NEPIA, HATAREI OKETOPA 25, 1879.
HE whakaatu tenei ki o matou hoa i tetahi huinga o
nga tangata whai hea o te Kamupane o te WAKA
MAORI, i Nepia i te & o nga ra o Oketopa nei, i kiia
kia whakamutua te mahi i te WAKA. Ko konei he
mea whakamutunga tenei WAKA ka tukua atu nei ki
a koutou. Te take i mutu ai, he kore kaore e wha-
ngaitia ana kia ora. He nui nga tangata o etahi wahi
o te koroni e tuhituhi tonu mai ana kia hoatu he
nupepa ki a ratou; otira he tokoiti o ratou e homai
moni ana. Me i kore te manaaki a te Pakeha kua
mate noa atu te WAKA. Kua whakamatau matou ki
te mahi i tenei taonga hei kawe korero ki nga Maori
mo nga tikanga e pa ana ki te oranga mo ratou, hei
ara whakapuakanga hoki ma ratou i o ratou wha-
kaaro, otira kihai i rite ta ratou manaaki mai i ta
matou i mahara ai. Ko tenei ki te mea ka hiahia
ratou kia whiwhi nupepa ratou a mua ake nei, ma
ratou ake ano e mahi; kaua e ki ma te Pakeha e
NOTICES AND ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
Many letters have come to hand lately, but of course we.
cannot now publish them.
Several new subscribers have sent money, which will be re-
turned in due time. ------
The plant of the WAKA MAORI is now for sale; so that if
any of our Native friends would like to start a paper of their
own, they have an opportunity of purchasing a really excellent
plant, nearly new, and very cheap. Possibly His Majesty
King Tawhiao and Mr. Sheehan's friend Rewi may feel in-
clined to start a paper in the Waikato " for the benefit of the
whole island. " As Mr. Sheehan is now in want of employment.
he might be induced to edit it for them.
Te Waka Maori..
NAPIER, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1879. '
WE have to inform our readers that at a general
meeting of shareholders of the WAKA MAORI news-
paper Company, held at Napier on, the 6th of
October instant, it was unanimously decided to
discontinue the publication of the WAKA and to, place
the affairs of the Company in the hands of a liquida-
tor without delay. Under these circumstances
the publication of the WAKA will cease with the
present issue. It has been found necessary to take
this step in consequence of the very inadequate sup-
port we have received. Numbers of Natives from
various parts of the colony send orders for the paper,
but it has been, found that very few of them pay up
their subscriptions Were it not for the liberal sup-
port we have received from European gentlemen, the
WAKA would have been, defunct long ere this. We
have made an effort to supply, the Maories with a
medium for the conveyance of information to them
respecting matters and things affecting their interests,
and for the expression of their own opinions thereon,