Volume 6, No. 7
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THE MAORI MESSENGER

TE KARERE MAORI. VOL. VI.] AUCKLAND, APRIL 16, 1859.—AKARANA, APERIRA 16, 1859. [No. 7. ROADS. Our present number contains the sub- stance of a letter addressed to His Excellency the Governor by one of the Rotorua tribes, on the subject of opening the country by means of roads. It is published in the 'Karere Maori' that our readers may see that there are, even among the tribes living in the interior, men who take an intelligent view of this question. Those who live near the European settlements are well aware of the advantage of having good roads upon which their produce can be conveyed to the market. The Kaipara Natives have readily given the land required for the formation of a road to connect their district with Auckland. The Ngapuhi, with some assistance from the Government, have completed a good dray road between the Bay of Islands and the Hokianga liver. The Tarawera people have applied for and obtained assistance from the Government, to enable them to form a road practicable for NGA HUARAHI. Kei tenei Karere ka taia nga tikanga ko- rero o tetahi pukapuka 5 tuhituhia kia Te Kawana e tetahi o nga iwi o Rotorua. Ko nga korero, he korero whakapuare huarahi, hei haerenga i nga whenua. Te take i taia ai ki te Karere Maori, he mea kia kite ai 6 matou hoa Maori, era ano he tangata kei roto i nga iwi o te tuawhenua, e ata whakaaro mohio ana i tenei mea. Ko nga tangata e noho taia ana ki nga kainga Pakeha e kite ana i te pai o tenei mea, o te huarahi pai, hei ara mo o ratou kai ki te makete. Ko nga tangata o Kaipara i tuku tonu i te whenua mo te huarahi, hei tuhono mai i to ratou wahi ki Akarana. Kua oti i a Ngapuhi te huarahi i Peowhai- rangi ki Hokianga, he huarahi pai tenei, be huarahi kaata; na te Kawanatanga ia tetahi wahi. Kua tonoa mai e nga tangata o Tarawera, a whakaaetia ano e te Kawanatanga, etahi mea mahi rori, he mea kia ahei ai i a ratou te mahi to ratou huarahi, tona timatanga kei te tahatika o to ratou roto, a tutuki noa ki Te Ahi-inanga, ki tetahi o nga manga hoenga waka o te Awa o Te Atua.