| TE WAKA MAORI
O NIU TIRANI.
"KO TE TIKA, KO TE PONO, KO TE AROHA.'
PO NEKE, TUREI, AKUHATA 22, 1876.
HE KUPU WHAKAATU KI NGA HOA TUHI MAI.
MANGA REWI MANIAPOTO.E whakapai atu ana matou ki to
ata whakaaro ki te tuku mai mo te Waka i etahi ritenga kua oti
te whakarite mo te whakahaeretanga i nga tikanga mo te taha
Hau-Hau. Otira e kore e tika taua korero mo nga wharangi o
Tenei ka whakawhetai atu matou mo te pukapuka o nga mahi
a te Hui tuatahi o te Hinota o te Hahi Maori mo te Takiwa o
Waikanae tae noa ki Rangitikei i raro i te Pihopatanga o Were-
ngitana, i hui ki Otaki i te 22 tae noa ki te 24 o Mei kua taha
Ko PIRIPI RAPATA, o Kai-iwi, Whanganui, e ki ana kua oti i
a ia te hanga tetahi whare Maori, whakairo nei, ko " Whakaue-
roa " te ingoa o taua whare. Ko ana kupu enei, ara; " Ko nga
tohunga nana i mahi ko Utiku Mohuia, ko te Rou, ko Poari. Ko
nga tangata whakairo i nga pou ko Hori Karaka, ko Hamuera.
Hui katoa ratou ka tokoiwa. Ko taua whare he whare pai rawa
atu i nga whare katoa o te motu nei. Ko nga iwi nana i mahi
nga kai mo te hanganga me te whakawhetaitanga, ko Ngarauru,
ko Ngatiapa, ko Whanganui. Ko nga kai he huahua, he taro,
he taewa, he ika no te moana, he tuna, he piharauko nga papa
huahua te kau ma whitu. Hui katoa nga moni i pau i te hoko-
nga kai, ka £400 ; ko te moni i tukua tinanatia, £190 ; ko nga
paraikete 27; ko nga piihi kaone e 4; kotahi kaitaka; kotahi te
koroai; e 2 pounamu. Ko nga kai Pakeha, he paraoa, he huka,
ne poaka, he kau, he hipi, he waipiro. Ko nga tino rangatira
nana te whakahaere, ko Haimona Hiroti, ko Tukaorangi. Ko
nga ingoa o nga pou whakairoko Tamarehe, ko Rangimoko, ko
Pake, ko te Kahu-o-Rauru, ko Pukeko, ko Hinemihi. Ko te
mahinga o tenei whare he arapaki, he kuira ; he tuhituhi nga
teke. Ko nga rangatira nana te whare ko Piripi, ko te Marama-
WI PERETINI TE WHETU TARIAO, o Maketu.Kua tae mai
tau reta. Mea ake ata tirohia ai.
HE TANGATA MATE.
Ko ERINA TUKU, he tamahine na Heta Kaikore o Hokianga.
I mate ki Waimamaku, i te 29 of Hurae, 1876. He nui rawa te
pouri o tona iwi. Hei tuahine ia ki a Hori Karaka Tawiti mema
Ko APIRANA PAREKATA, o Uawa, i te 4 o Akuhata, 1876.
Ono tau e 27.
TE UTU MO TE WAKA.
utu mo te Waka Maori i te tau ka te 10s., he mea utu
mua. Ka tukuna atu i te meera ki te tangata e hiahia ana
ka tukua mai e ia aua moni ki te Kai Tuhi ki Po Neke nei.
NOTICES AND ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
MANGA REWI MANIAPOTO.We beg to acknowledge your
consideration and courtesy in forwarding to the Waka a note
of certain arrangements in connection with Hau Hau affairs.
Your communication, however, is unsuitable for the columns of
We beg to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of a report of
the proceedings of the first meeting of the Synod of the Maori
Church, for the Districts of Waikanae and Rangitikei, in the
Diocese of Wellington, held at Otaki, on the 22nd, 23rd, and
24th of May last.
PIRIPI RAPATA, of Kai-iwi, Whanganui, says, he has erected
a new Native carved house which he has named " Whakaueroa."
" The artisans," he says, " by whom it was built were Utiku
Mohuia, te Rou, and Poari. The carvers who executed the
carving on the pillars, were Hori Karaka and Hamuera.
There were altogether nine workmen employed in its con-
struction ; and it is supposed to be the finest Maori house in
the island. The food for the workmen, and for the feast given
at the opening ceremony, was supplied by the tribes of Nga-
rauru, Ngatiapa, and Whanganui, and consisted of preserved
birds, taros, potatoes, fish, eels, and lampreysthere were
seventeen troughs of preserved birds. The total amount of
money expended in the purchase of provisions was £400, and a
further sum of £190 was given away (at the feast); also, 27
blankets, 4 pieces of print, 1 kaitaka mat, 2 koroai mats, and
2 green stones. The European food consisted of flour, sugar,
pork, beef, mutton, and spirits. The entire management of the
feast was entrusted to Haimona Hiroti and Tukaorangi. The
names of the carved pillars of the house, are as follow:
Tamarehe, Rangimoko, Pake, Kahu-o-Rauru, Pukeko, and
Hinemihi. The interior of the house is decorated with lath-
work, diamond work, &c., and the rafters are embellished with
elegant tracery. The house is owned by Piripi and te Marama-
WI PERETINI TE WHETU TARIAO, of Maketu.Your letter
has been received, and will be attended to in due time.
ERINA TUKU, daughter of Heta Kaikore, of Hokianga, at
Waimamaku, on the 29th of July, 1876, deeply regretted by
her people. She was a cousin of Hori Karaka Kawiti, M.H.R.
APIRANA. PAREKATA, of Uawa, on the 4th of August, 1876,
aged 27 years.
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