| 10 TE WAKA MAOEI O NIU TIRANI.
tenei nupepa, mo tetahi reta ano hoki na tetahi o nga tamariki o
taua kura. Engari, no te mea he iwi manaaki nui i te Waka nei
nga tangata o Whanganui, no te mea hoki e rongo aua matou be
mea e paingia rawatia ana e ratou nga korero katoa mo nga
kura o to ratou takiwa, no konei matou ka mea kia whakatau
matou ki te panui i nga korero a te Wunu, etahi wahi ranei, i
tera putanga o te Waka.
HENARE MITERE, o Taupo.Kaore e pai mo to Waka nei
taua mahinga korero a to hoa Maori. He korero marama kore
nga korero, he ahua whakaaro tamariki, ho kupu, whakarite anake
nga tupu, he mea hanga noa iho. E kore e mohiotia e o matou
hoa te tikanga o taua reta ; tetahi e Lara ia i te korero tikanga,
e hara i te korero ahuareka.
Ko TE HEHEU, me etahi atu tangata, o Waitotara, e ki ana,
i te ata o to Ratapu, te 2G o Tihema kua taha nei, ka haere atu
tetahi waka i te awa ka haere ki waho ki te moana ki waho mai
o Pukeko tau ai; tokorima nga Maori i runga i taua waka,
tokorua nga Pakeha. Ka kite ratou i tetahi mea e tau ana ka
hua he rakau, ka auare, "E! he rahi totara," katahi ta hoe
atu. Na, he weera taua mea na, te tatanga atu ka pupuha ia,
ka mataku nga tangata ka tahuti.
HOHAIA RANGIURU;.E pai ana. Ko nga reta a Rua Takimoana, Paratene Ngata, Aperaharna K. Patene, me Paora Tuwharetoa, me waiho marire. WIREMU TE TUHERA, o Mahinepua, Whangaroa, Peiwhai- rangi.Kaore ano kia tae mai ki a matou aua moni e ki mai na koe.
HE TANGATA MATE. Ko ROENA, te hoa wahine a Ruakere Moeau, te tino tangata o Warea. I mate a Roena ki Parihaka, i te 22 o Tihema, 1875. He tamahine a Roena na Wi Rape Takarangiatua. Ko ona tau i ahua rite ki te 3O. Ko te MATEHUIRUA, o Ngatirakei. I mate ki Maungatapu, Tauranga, i te 13 o Tihema kua taha nei; ona tau e 40. E 9 nga tau i mate kongenge ai. Ko ERENA MARAHERA, o Parekarangi, Wairoa, Haake Pei, i te 19 o Tihema kua taha nei. He wahine rangatira ia, he tupu- na hoki nona a Ngatoro-i-Rangi rongo nui. Ko ROPATA HURUMUTU, he rangatira toa o mua no Ngatitoa, no Ngatiawa, no Ngatiraukawa, puta atu ki Waikato. I mate ia ki Waikanae, i te 27 o Tihema, 1875. Ko WAATA TUTAE, o Whitianga, i te 4 o Hanuere, 1876.
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.
Te Waka Maori e PO NEKE, TUREI, HANUERE 25, 1876. NGA KURA MAORI.
Ko nga korero kei raro iho nei mo nga Kura Maori i te taha ki raro he mea tango mai no roto i te Daily Southern Cross (nupepa no Akarana), o te 27 o Tihema, 1875 :
TE KURA o TANOA, OTAMATEA, KAIPARA. Ko te pataitanga ki nga tamariki o tenei kura i turia i te 14 o nga ra o Tihema, ki mua tonu o te tukunga o nga tamariki mo te takiwa o te Kirihimete. Ko Kapene Timona, Kai-whakawa o Kaipara, i kiia hei tangata whakahaere i te pataitanga, otira he raruraru nona ki ana mahi ke atu i kore ai e tae mai. No reira ka riro i a te Kitohi minita mana e naahi, raua ko te kai-whakaako o te kura, a te Hahata ; a na raua i whakaputa nga patai hei whakakite i te kakenga haeretanga o nga tamariki ki nga matau- ranga Pakeha i roto i te tau kua taha nei. Ko te uauatanga o te mahi a te Hahata he pera ano me ta etahi atu kai-whakaako o nga kura Maori, ara he whakaako reo i te tuatahi ki nga tamariki (reo Pakeha nei) kia ahei ai hoki te whakatupu whakaaro hou i roto i te ngakau o te tamariki, he whakaaro hoki ia e tu ke noa atu ana etahi wahi i to te rerenga whakaaro o te ngakau Maori; otira kua nui rawa atu te tika o letter from one of the Parikino school scholars ou the same subject. However, as the Whanganui Natives are steady sup- porters of the Waka, and as we are informed they read with. great satisfaction and delight all accounts of proceedings in connection with, schools in their district, we shall endeavour to publish Mr. Woon's report, or portions of it, in our next.
HENRY MITCHELL, Esq., of Taupo.The production of your Maori friend is not suitable for our columns. It is vague, puerile, and unmeaningly metaphorical. It would not be understood by our readers generally, and the subject, moreover, is unimportant and uninteresting.
TE HEHEU and others, of Waitotara, write that on the morn- ing of Sunday, the 26th of December, last, a canoe containing live Natives and two Pakehas, proceeded out of the river and anchored off Pukeko (fishing, we presume). Seeing an object floating on the waters, which they mistook for a large tree, they shouted, " Oh ! here's a splendid totara tree," and commenced paddling towards it. The supposed tree proved to be a whale, winch commenced spouting, greatly to the alarm of the occu- pants of the canoe, who paddled off as expeditiously as possible. HOHAIA RANGIURU.It is well. LETTERS from Hua Takimoana, Paratene Ngata, Aperahama K. Patene, and Paora Tuwharetoa, must stand over for the present. WIREMU TE TUHERA, of Mahinepua, Whangaroa, Bay of Islands.We have not received the money to which you refer.
DEATHS. ROENA, -wife of Ruakere Moeau, one of the principal chiefs of the Taranaki tribe, at Parihaka, on the 22nd December, 1875. Koena was the daughter of Wi Rape Takarangiatua. Her age was about 3O. TE MATEHUIRUA, of the Ngatirakei hapu, at Maungatapu, Tauranga, on the 13th of December last, aged 40 years. He lad been an invalid during the last nine years of his life. ERENA MARAHERA, of Parekarangi, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay, on the 19th. of December last,. She was a woman of rank, having descended from the famed Ngatoro-i-Rangi. ROPATA HURUMUTU, an old warrior chief of Ngatitoa, ou the 27th December, 1875, at Waikanae. He was nearly related to the Ngatiawa, Ngatiraukawa, and Waikato tribes. WAATA TUTAE, of Whitianga (Mercury Bay), on the 4th of January, 1876.
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The Waka Maori
WELLINGTON, TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 1876.
MAOEI SCHOOLS. THE following notices of Maori schools in the North are taken from the Daily Southern Cross of 27th December, 1875:
TANOA DAY SCHOOL, OTAMATEA, KAIPARA. The first examination in connection with this school took place on the 14th December, prior to the break- ing-up for the Christmas holidays. Captain Symonds, R.M., of Kaipara, was expected to conduct the ex- amination, but, owing to press of business, he could not be present. The duties of the day consequently devolved on the resident minister, Mr. Gittos, who, conjointly with, the teacher, Mr. Haszard, applied the various tests necessary to show the progress made by the Maori children in the various branches of English. education during the year. Mr. Haszard, like all those engaged in Maori schools, has the arduous task of first teaching a language before he can impart ideas, many of which, are foreign to the Maori mind; but we confess that our most sanguine expectations have been more than realized. After giving sufficient time for parents and friends and English visitors to arrive, the children were assembled to lunch, when a