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TE WAKA MAORI

O NIU TIRANI

HOEA TE WAKA, HA!

" KO TE TIKA, KO TE PONO, O TE AROHA. "

VOL. 1. ] TURANGA, WENEREI, OKETOPA 30, 1878. [No 6.

HE KUPU WHAKAHOKI KI NGA HOA TUHI MAI.

Ko nga tangata o te takiwa o Waipiro e hiahia anaki te tango

i tenei nupepa, me haere ki a J. A. Hatingi, Pakeha o reira.

Ko ia to matou hoa, mana e whakaatu nga tikanga katoa ki a

ratou, mana hoki e hoatu nga nupepa ki nga tangata.

PARATENE NGATA. —He mea tino tika rawa kia ai he hunga

whawhai ki tenei hanga ki te Kawanatanga; kai te pera tonu

te tikanga i nga motu rangatira o te ao katoa atu. Me he mea

i kore, ka whai nga Minita ki nga painga mo ratou ake ano, ka

he te iwi nui tonu. Ka kore he tikanga hei here i a ratou, tera

o tupu he whakaaro whakakake i a ratou, whakaaro hianga, a

ka takahi ratou i te mana me te rangatiratanga o te iwi. He

iwi taurereka ka pai ki taua ritenga, ko te iwi Ingarihi e kore e

pai.

P. T. K. WIREMU KEREI, Amuri Bluff. —Tena ka riro atu te

nupepa ki a koe; engari me tuku mai e koe te pauna kotahi, no

te mea he mea homai ki mua te moni mo te nupepa nei.

HOANI TE OKORO, Otaki. —Kaore he tikanga i a matou mo

nga moni i homai e te tangata mo te Waka tawhito. I riro

katoa aua moni i te Kawanatanga.

I tae mai a HEPATA MAITAI, o Uawa, ki to matou tari i tetahi

rangi kua taha ake nei, katahi ka mate matou i a ia mo to ma-

tou mahi e kakari nei ki te Minita Maori. Mea mai ana; —

" Waiho marire Ma kite i tona ahua, me i kore e pono ana ko-

rero i korero ai ki nga Maori. " Heoi, no te korerotanga, ka

kite ia i te tika o ta matou, katahi ka mea mai kia panuitia e

matou kia rongo te motu katoa, ko ia rawa te " kai urungi o te

Waka nei" ara ko Hepata Maitai.

He kapi rawa no te nupepa nei i nga korero o te Paremete i

tenei wa i kore ai e o nga reta maha e tae mai ana ki a matou.

lie nui nga tangata e ki mai ana kia panuitia atu e matou nga

korero o etahi motu. Ta matou kupu whakahoki, Ma watea

matou i nga mahi a te Paremete, hei reira matou panui ai etahi

korero o tawhiti e pai ai, e ahuareka ai hoki, o matou hoa

Maori.

He mea atu tenei ki nga tangata tuhituhi mai, rae utu e ra-

tou te meera mo te mauranga mai o a ratou reta, ara me wha-

kapiri nga upoko Kuini e rite ana, ka kore, e kore e tangohia e

matou aua reta.

Me tuhituhi atu i te meera i muri nei te whakaaturanga o

nga moni e tae mai ana mo te nupepa nei.

NOTICES AND ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.

Subscribers and others intending to become so in the neigh-

bourhood of Waipiro Bay, can have their papers, and obtain all

information respecting advertising, &c., on application to our

agent there, J. A. Harding, Esq.

PARATENE NGATA. —It is absolutely necessary that there

should be an opposition to all Governments; it is so in every

free country in the world. If it were not so, there would be

danger of Ministers pursuing their own interests to the dis-

advantage of the public; were there no check upon them,

they would probably become arbitrary and despotic, and trample

underfoot the rights and liberties of the people. Such a

state of things might be tolerated by a nation of slaves, but

not by Englishmen.

P. T. K. WIREMU KEREI, Amuri Bluff. —We send you a

paper as required; but you must remit £1, as the subscription

must be paid in advance.

HOANI TE OKORO, Otaki. —We have nothing to do with

money paid on account of the old Waka. All such monies

were paid over to the Government.

HEPATA MAITAI, of Tologa Bay, came into our office a day

or two ago and scolded us roundly for attacking the Native

Minister. He said; —" Let him alone for a while; let us see

if he will fulfil his promises to the Natives. " After some con-

versation we succeeded in converting him, and he now desires

it to be proclaimed throughout the island that he is " at the

helm of the Waka"

At present our space is so much occupied with reports of pro-

ceedings in Parliament, that we cannot find space to publish

the numerous letters which we are receiving. Very many of

our correspondents ask us to publish information from and

about other parts of the world. We answer that when we get

through the Parliamentary business, we shall give them a

variety of interesting matter which will be instructive and

pleasing to them.

We beg to inform our correspondents that in future we

shall not receive letters for publication unless the postage be

prepaid.

Henceforth we shall acknowledge privately by mail subscrip-

tions received.