Volume 13b, No. 10
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142TE WAKA MAORI O NIU TIRANI. Ko te Rev. MATIAHA PAHEWA e mea ana kia panuitia atu kia mohiotia ai e nga tangata tera tetahi wahine kei Tokomaru, i te Tai Rawhiti, e noho ana kaore e mohiotia ana ona whanaunga. I riro iti mai taua wahine i te horonga o Kaiapohia. Ka mate a te Pehi, rangatira o Ngatiraukawa, i a Ngaitahu, ka tikina atu ka kohurutia ko te Maiharanui, ka horo ko Kaiapohia. Ka ho- pukia taua wahine e te Tuahu, o te Arawa, ka mauria mai ki te kainga; rokohanga mai e ngote ana a te Wikiriwhi te Tu- ahu i te u o tona whaea. Ka whakatupuria tahitia e taua wahine aua tamariki taua rua, no reira ka kiia he tuahine taua wahine ki a te Wikiriwhi. Kua noho inaianei i to kona tangata, i te Kewene Tame Kotore. Ko Riria Moheko te Umutahua te ingoa o taua wahine. Ko Pirihira Hinemarama te ingoa o tona whaea, ko Pita te Wii te ingoa o tona tungane. Kua wareware ia ki te ingoa o tona papa. Ka toru nga reta a te Rev. Matiaha ki nga whanaunga o taua wahine, kaore i whakahokia mai; no kona ia ka tuhi mai ki te Waka nei kia kitea pea e ratou tana panui, a ka tuhi mai ki a ia. Ko WI PERETINI te WHETU TARIAO, o Maketu, e ki ana ka nui te pai o tona ngakau ki te " Tangi mo Ta Tanara Makarini " i mahia e Hori Wirihana, Pakeha, a panuitia ana ki roto ki te Waka Nama 7. He nui tana whakapai ki te tangata nana taua waiata; e ki mai ana hoki "Ki to te Maori tikanga e kore rawa e taea e nga puku ware taua tu mahi; engari ma nga ropu wananga, ma nga ngutu kai matai." WIREMU te TUHERA MAHINEPUA, o te Ngaere.—Kaore ano kia tae mai ki a matou nga moni te tekau herengi e ki mai na koe kua hoatu e koe ki te rangatira o te Potapeta i te Ruato, Whangaroa, i te 31 o Maehe kua taha ake nei. Engari me pa koe ki a ia ui ai. Ko RANIERA ERIHANA, o Waikouaiti, e whakahe ana ki a Pere Hipi; e ki ana kua whakatu taua tangata i tetahi toa i taua kainga hei whakatete ki to ratou toa tawhito. He hea ano to taua tangata kei roto i te toa tawhito, otira kua whakatu toa ano ia mana ake ano, kotahi tonu tini te mataratanga atu o taua toa i te toa tawhito. Ko Raniera e whakaaro ana he mahi hee tenei ki nga tangata o te toa tawhito. Ta matou kupu, he tika kia whakaturia e Pere kia kotahi rau toa ki te pai ia kia pera, ara ki te kore e whakaturia e ia ki runga ki te whenua a etahi tangata, me he mea kaore e whakaae ana aua tangata. Heoi tona tikanga o te riro o te hoko ki te tangata kotahi anake, ki te hunga kotahi ranei, he whakakake noa i te utu o nga taonga. Kaua nga tangata whakahaere o te toa tawhito e whakaaro he mea tika kia waiho ma ratou anake te mahi hoko i taua kainga. TEONE REME, o te Mira ki Waitemata, Akarana.—Kei tera nupepa panuitia ai e matou to rota. MEIHA KIRINI, o Akarana.—Kaore ano matou kia whai takiwa e ata whakaaro ai ki taua mea i tuhituhi mai na koe, i te raruraru hoki i a matou; engari kei tera nupepa panuitia ai. TE NIKIREHI.—Kua ngaro i a matou to reta, kaore hoki i kitea. He maha enei reta e takoto nei—me waiho marire. HE TANGATA MATE. KOORO te ONE, o Manawatu. I mate ki Tiaki Taone, i te 19 o Mei, 1877. He rangatira ia no Ngatikauwhata ; he ta- ngata whai maua, he tangata whakaaro nui. He nui nga tangata i hui ki te tangi ki Tiaki Taone i te Manei i muri iho o te ra i mate ai. Ko tona wahine, ko Erina te Kooro, i mate i mua atu nei. Kaore ana tamariki i mahue ki te ao nei. REUPENA te ONE, te matua o te Kooro te One. I mate i te 2 o Mei, 1877, i te Kohanga, e tata ana ki te Awahuri, Mana- watu. TIRANGI REPORO, wahine a Wiremu Maihi te Rangikaheke. I mate ki Rotorua i te 15 o Aperira, 1877, he kohikiko tona mate. He momo tino tangata tenei wahine ; no te takiwa o nga waka o Hawaiki ona kawai. Kua waiho te takuate ki te iwi me tona hoa e wairurutu noa nei ki te ao. HEREMAIA KAIWA. I mate ki Waipiro, te Tai Rawhiti, i te 2 o Maehe, 1877. He tangata tika ia, he tangata Whakapono hoki. HAIHANA NGAWAKAHOEPO, he wahine no Ngatiruanui. I mate ki Wairau, i te 17 o Mei, 1877. KINGI, o te Ngaitupango, o Ngapuhi. I mate ki te Ngaere, i te 8 o Mei, 1877, ona tau e 40. He uri ia no Hongi Hika. MANIHERA te ARU—I mate ki Ohaeawai, i te 3 o Mei, 1877. He tangata kaumatua ia, he tangata karakia. Hari ana tona ngakau ki tona Kai-whakaora i a ia e mate ana. HANA PATEKE, pouaru na Horopapera. I mate ia ki Kaia- poi i te 14 o Mei, 1877. TE UTU MO TE WAKA. 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. The Rev. MATIAHA PAHEWA desires to make known the fact that there is now living at Tokomaru, on the East Coast, a young woman whose relatives are unknown. She was taken, when a child, at the fall of Kaiapohia. Pehi, a chief of Ngati- raukawa, having been slain by the Ngaitahu tribes, his people in revenge murdered Maiharanui, and took the Kaiapohia pa. The child was taken by Tuahu, of the Arawas, and by him brought home to his wife, who was then suckling her son, Wi- kiriwhi te Tuahu. She brought up the two children together, and the girl in consequence is called the sister of Wikiriwhi. She is now married to a man of Tokomaru, named Kewene Tame Kotore. Her name is Riria Moheko te Umutahua. Her mother's name was Pirihira Hinemarama, and her brother's name was Pita te Wii; she forgets her father's name. The Rev. Matiaha has written to her friends, but has received no answer; therefore he writes to the Waka in the hope that his letter may be seen by them, in which case he desires them, to communicate with him. WI PERETINI TE WHETU TARIAO, of Maketu, expresses the pleasure he experienced in reading the " Elegy to the memory of Sir Donald McLean," by George H. Wilson, published in Waka, No. 7. He congratulates the author for having pro- duced so fine a poem; and says—" Among the Maoris such things cannot be done by common men; it requires master- minds and men of genius for such work." WIREMU TE TUHERA MAHINEPUA, of the Ngaere.—We have not received the money (10s.), which you say you gave to the Postmaster at the Ruato, Whangaroa on the 31st of March last. You should inquire of him about it. RANIERA ERIHANA, of Waikouaiti, complains that one Pere Hipi has opened a store at that place in opposition to the old Native store. Pere Hipi has a share in the old store, but he has, nevertheless, opened a store on his own account, distant only about a chain from the old one. This, Raniera thinks, is unjust to the shareholders of the old store. We say, in answer, that Pere Hipi has a perfect right to erect a hundred stores, if he thinks proper, provided always that he does not erect them on other men's land without their consent. The effect of monopoly is to keep up prices, and the managers of the old store ought not to think that they have any right to monopolize the whole business of the settlement. JOHN LAMB, of Waitemata Mills, Auckland.—We shall insert your letter in our next issue. Major GREEN, of Auckland.—We have not yet been able to attend to your communication about the horsehair, but we shall insert a paragraph about the matter in our next issue. Mr. NICKLESS.—Your letter has been mislaid, and cannot be found. A large number of letters must stand over. DEATHS. KOORO TE ONE, of Manawatu, at Tiaki Taone, on the 19th of May, 1877 He was an influential and intelligent chief of the Ngatikauwhata tribe. Large numbers of Natives assembled at Tiaki Taone on the Monday following to attend the tangi. His wife, Erina te Kooro, died some time ago. He left no family. REUPENA TE ONE, father of Kooro te One, on the 2nd of May, 1877, at Te Kohanga, near Awahuri, Manawatu. TIRANGI REPORO, wife of Wiremu Maihi te Rangikaheke, at Rotorua, on the loth of April, 1877, of consumption, aged 30 years. She was a woman of rank, descended from a long line of famous ancestors, dating from the time of the arrival of the Hawaiki canoes. Her husband and her people bitterly bewail her loss. . HEREMAIA KAIWA, at Waipiro Bay, East Coast, on the 2nd of March, 1877. He was a loyal Native, and a Christian. HAIHANA NGAWAKAHOEPO, a woman of Ngatiruanui, on the 17th May, 1877, at Wairau. KINGI, of the Ngaitupango and Ngapuhi tribes, at the Ngaere, on the 8th of May, 1877, aged 40 years. He was a descendant of Hongi Hika. MANIHERA TE ARU, at Ohaeawai, on the 3rd of May, 1877. He was an aged man, and died rejoicing in the Saviour. HANA PATEKE, widow of Horopapera, at Kaiapoi, on the 14th of May, 1877. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. The Subscription to the Waka Maori is 10s. per year, payable in advance. 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