| 288 TE WAKA MAORI O NIU TIRANI.
a nga tangata tika, me te mea nei ano he whakaata kei roto i te
karaihe no o ratou whakaaro kino ake anohe tika ano aua
mahi, na te kino ke o o ratou ngakau i ahua kino mai ai ki a
ratou. E whakarihariha ana matou ki taua tu mate (he mate
marire hoki ia), engari ko te tangata e pangia ana e taua mate
ka arohaina e matou. Koia hoki me te Kohi ka arohaina ia e
Tenei ano etahi reta maha, me waiho marire.
HE TANGATA MATE. PIRIPI TAMATAMA, ki Waiapu, Tai Rawhiti, i te 2 o Nowema, 1875, ona tau 16. E haere atu ana taua tamaiti i Te Awanui, i runga hoiho, ki tetahi kainga i te tahataha whakararo o te awa o Waiapu, ko Kaitaha te ingoa. E whakawhiti ana i taua awa, ka mate ia i te wai. E mahara ana nga Maori i taka ia i runga L tona hoiho i te kaha o te ia o to wai, kahakina atu ana. Ka waru nga ra i kimihia ai tona tinana ka kitea. He tamaiti rangatira ia, kua nui rawa hoki te tangi o ona whanaunga mo tona matenga ohoreretanga. REWETI HAPE, ki Waikouaiti, i te 17 o Nowema, 1875, ona tau 27. ANI WIRA, wahine a Henare Wira, ki Kaiapoi, i te 27 o Oketopa, 1875, ona tau 20. Te MAKARINI, te MARAMARA o POUTINI, ki Kai Iwi, Wha- nganui, i te 1 o nga ra o Tihema, 1875. ATIRINI, wahine a Wata Rawi, ki Uawa, Tai Rawiti, i te 4 o Nowema, 1875.
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 1d te tangata e Mahia ana me ka tukua mai e ia aua moni iki te Kai Tuhi ki Po Neke nei.
Te Waka Maori
PO NEKE, TUREI, TIHEMA 14, 1875.
TE PAREMETE. TE WHARE I RARO.
TUREI, OKETOPA 5, 1875. I korero te Whare ki runga ki tetahi kupu i puta i a te Hihana mo nga mahi hoko whenua a nga Mao.ri me nga Pakeha o Haake Pei. I whakahe rawa te Hihana ki te mahi a etahi Pakeha i aua hokonga whenua. Ko aua mahi ra i ata pataitia e te Runanga Komihana mo nga tukunga whenua i Haake Pei, i tu ki Nepia i te tau 1873, ko nga korero hoki a nga Komihana o taua Runanga mo aua mahi i panuitia atu ano i etahi Waka i mua, no konei matou ka mea nei kaore he tikanga e whakakapia ai a matou wharangi whaiti nei ki te panui noa i nga korero a nga mema mo taua mea; ko tenei ka haere tonu ta matou korero ki etahi atu tino tikanga.
Ko taua kupu a te Hihana i whakakorea a wahatia e te Whareara ki hai i wehea te Whare ki runga ki taua kupu.
WENEREI, OKETOPA 6, 1875. NGA TIKANGA MAOEI O TE WAIPOUNAMU. Ka te HIHANA tenei kupu, ara, " Ko te kupu a te Komiti mo nga Tikanga Maori, mo etahi whakaae- tanga ki nga Maori o te "Waipounamu ki hai i mana me tuku ki te Kawanatanga kia ata whakaarohia e ratou." Ko TAIAROA i ki e kore e roa rawa he korere mana ki te Whare. Kua rima ona tau i noho ai ia i taua Whare, a kua kite ia kaore i mana nga whakaaetanga ki nga Maori. I te tau 1873 i tono ia kia whakatakotoria ki te teepu o te Whare nga pukapuka katoa e pa ana ki nga hokonga whenua i te Waipounamu. I te tau 1872 tono ia kia whakaritea he Komiti, huaina ana tau; Komiti ko te Komiti mo nga Tikanga Maori o te reflections of their own diseased imaginations. Whilst loathing the disease, we can pity the victims of so great a moral infirmity. We pity Mr. C. H. Ross.
A number of letters must stand over. DEATHS. PIRIPI TAMATAMA, at Waiapu, East Coast, on the 2nd of November, 1875, aged 16 years. He was proceeding ou horse- back from Te Awanui to a settlement named Kaitaha, situate on the north bank of Waiapu River,'in attempting to cross which he was drowned. It is supposed by the Natives that he was swept by the strength of the current from the horse's back. The body was found after eight days' search. He was a young man of good family, and his untimely death has plunged his re- latives into the deepest distress. REWETI HAPE, at Waikouaiti, on the 17th of November, 1875, aged 27 years. ANI WIRA, wife of Henare Wira, at Kaiapoi, on the 27th of October, 1875, aged 20 years. TE MAKARINI, te MARAMARA o POUTINI, at Kai Iwi, Wha- nganui, on the 1st of December, 1875. ATIRINI, wife of Wata Rawi, at Uawa, East Coast, on the 4th of November, 1875.
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The Waka Maori
WELLINGTON, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1875.
THE PARLIAMENT. HOUSE.
TUESDAY, 5TH OCTOBER, 1875. A discussion took place on a motion by the honor- able member for Rodney respecting certain land pur- chase transactions between Natives and Europeans of Hawke's Bay. The honorable member, in his speech, animadverted strongly on the acts of certain Pakehas in connection with those transactions. As the matters referred to have been investigated by the Hawke's Bay Alienation Commission, which sat at Napier in 1873, and the reports of the Judges of the Commission having already appeared in previous numbers of the Waka, it is unnecessary to devote our limited space to giving a report of the speeches of honorable members on the subject. We shall therefore pass on to matters of more general interest. Mr. Sheehan's motion was negatived on the voices.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1875. NATIVE AFFAIRS, MIDDLE ISLAND. Mr. SHEEHAN moved, That the report of the Native Affairs Committee in reference to unfulfilled promises to Natives of the Middle Island be referred to the Government for their favourable considera- tion." Mr. TAIAROA would not take up the time of the House by speaking at any length. He had been in the House for five years, and he found that promises to the Maoris had not been kept. In 1871, he moved that all the papers in connection with land purchase , operations in the Middle Island should be laid on the table. In 1872, he moved for the appointment , of a Committee, which was called the Middle Island Native Affairs Committee, which sat, and fully con-