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THE MAORI MESSENGER. TE KARERE MAORI. VOL. IV.] AUCKLAND, JULY 15, 1857.—AKARANA, HURAI 15, 1857. [No. 4. It has been made known in a former num- ber of Messenger that the Governor has ordered the English law to be condensed and translated into the Maori language, and published for information of the Maories. This is a work of difficulty, and requires great care, lest there should be errors. When it is accomplished, men will be able to see with their own eyes and judge for them- selves, whether it is better to have a law which protects the weak and which secures every man in the possession of his property and his rights, or whether he would prefer to live in a society where the offence of one man may bring vengeance on the heads of many, or where crime may be altogether unpuuished if the offender is powerful I MEATIA e tera atu " Karere," kua whaka- haua iho e Te Kawana kia whakarapopoto- tia etahi o nga tikanga nunui o to lngarani ture, kia whakamaoritia, taia iho ki te perehi, ka tuku ki nga tangata maori hei whakamo- hio i a ratou ki aua tikanga. Na, ehara te- nei i te mahi hangahanga noa ake, he mahi nui ia; he mahi tupato, kei he hoki. Na, ka oti, ka tahi ka marama te titiro a nga tanga- ta maori, ma o ratou kanohi ake ano hoki e titiro, ma o ratou ngakau ake ano e whaka- aro, e whiriwhiri marie. Waiho hei wha- kaaronga ma te tangata maori ko tehea ra- nei te mea pai, ko te noho i raro i nga pa- rirau o te Ture e awhina ana i te iwikore kei mate i te tukino a te kaha pokanoa, e tiaki ana hoki i nga tangata katoa i runga i tona taonga, i ona rawa, i ona aha, i ona aha; ara, ko te noho penei ranei i pai, ko te noho ranei i raro i te ritenga e meinga nei te hara o te tangata kotahi hei kukume i te he ki ru- nga ki te tokomaha, a e tukua noatia nei te kino, te whiua, te ahatia, me he mea he whai- kaha te tangata nana te kino, a he iwi kore te tangata i whakatupuria kinotia ratou ko ona whanaunga. Kahore a te Ture o Ingarani titiro tanga- ta kia kiia, he rangatira he ware, he iwi ke he iwi ke, he whenua ke he whenua ke. Tana tikanga, he tiaki i te pouwaru i te pani,