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O NIU TIRANI.
"KO TE TIKA, KO TE PONO, KO TE AROHA."
PO NEKE, TUREI, MEI 19, 1874.
HE KUPU WHAKAATU KI NGA HOA TUHI MAI.
He moni kua tae mai: s. d. 1874.Te Nihotahi o Parekarangi, Rotorua
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E ki mai ana Te Nihotahi kia whaona e matou nga Waka maua ki roto ki te kopaki nui kia tae tika atu ai ki a ia. E ki mai ana ko te tikanga a nga Maori e noho tata ana ki te Poutapeta he tiki he tango mai i te Pakeha i nga nupepa hei korero ma ratou, a he maha nga nupea kaore e tupono ana ki nga tangata mana. Heoi, kaore tena hanga te nupepa e whaongia ana ki roto ki nga kopaki pera, a e kore ano hoki e taea e matou te pera. E tika ana kia whakaritea e te Niho- tahi tetahi o ana hoa Pakeha hei tukunga atu ma matou i te nupepa, a mana e ata hoatu ki a ia. Hei tera Waka tona panui puta ai.
Tenei kua tae mai te reta a Wiremu Kingi Tutahuarangi mo te hui a te Urewera mo ana rohe.
Ko Arama Karaka Haututu o Tongaporutu, Kaipara, Aka- rana, e whakaatu mai ana i te kai nui, ara te " tipata " ki tana ki, i whakatakotoria hei whakawhetaitanga mo te whakaara- hanga o te " Temepara " e ratou ko tona iwi, i whakaotia i a Maehe nei. Ko taua kai, e kiia nei he " tipata," he kai whanoke, inahoki e rima rawa nga poaka i tunua pukutia, me te kuata kau, i whakatakotoria ki runga ki te tepu! He tokomaha nga Pakeha i tae ki reira, a e kiia ana i ahuareka rawa ratou. Nga kakahu o nga wahine Maori he " maiheni he hiraka." I whakaae nga tangata i taua kai kia tukua he hikipene mo nga whakaarahanga whare karakia i etahi atu takiwa. E ki ana a Arama Karaka " E £210 o tenei tipata." He mea hui pea ki nga " maiheni me nga hiraka?"
Hei tera Waka puta ai te reta a Hutana Taru me ta te Awe Kotuku.
Kua tae mai nga reta a Te Pokiha, Pineamine Huhu, me Te Tuhi-o-te-Rangi.
Ko te utu mo te Waka Maori i te tau ka te 10s., he mea utu ki mua. Ka tukuna atu i te meera ki te tangata e hiahia ana me ka tukua mai e ia aua moni ki te Kai Tuhi ki Po Neke nei.
NGA MOTU O TE PUTU.
KUA rongo te nuinga, te katoa tonu ranei, o nga Maori o Niu Tirani ki nga motu i huaina ko nga
ANSWERS AND NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS.
Subscriptions received: s. d. 1874.Te Nihotahi of Parekarangi, Rotorua (No.
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Te Nihotahi requests us to enclose his copies of To Waka in envelopes, so as to ensure their safe delivery to himself. He says it is a common practice amongst the Natives residing near the Post Office to go and get the papers from the Postmaster and read them, and oftentimes the persons for whom they aro intended do not get them. It is not usual to enclose newspapers in envelopes, and we cannot undertake to do so. Te Nihotahi might have his paper addressed to the care of one of his pakeha friends, who would see that it was safely delivered to him. His notice will appear in our next issue.
We have received the letter of Wiremu Kingi Tutahuarangi about the meeting of Ureweras respecting their boundaries.
Arama Karaka Haututu, of Tongaporutu, Kaipara, Auckland, informs us of a great feast, or " tea party," as he calls it, pre- pared to celebrate the erection of a "temple" by his tribe, which was completed in March last. This entertainment, for a " tea party," appears to have been something remarkable, as there were no less than five large "porkers" on the table, cooked whole, and a quarter of a bullock! A great number of Pakehas attended, and, we are informed, enjoyed themselves exceedingly. The Native ladies were dressed in " muslins and silks." It was agreed amongst those present to give what aid they could to- wards the erection of churches in other districts. Arama Karaka says, "This tea party cost £210." Does this include the "muslins and silks?"
The letters of Hutana Taru and Te Awe Kotuku will appear in our next.
Letters from Te Pokiha, Pineamine Huhu, and Te Tuhi-o-te- Rangi, received.
The Subscription to the Waka Maori is 10s., payable in advance, per year. Persons desirous of becoming subscribers can have the paper posted to their address by forwarding that amount to the Editor in, Wellington.
THE rUI ISLANDS.
MOST, if not all, of the Maoris of New Zealand have heard of the Fiji lslands, being a group of