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THE MAORI MESSENGER.

TE KARERE MAORI.

VOL. V.] AUCKLAND, JUNE 15, 1858.AKARANA, HUNE 15, 1858. [No 12.

A WORD TO MAORI FARMERS.

We would direct the attention of our readers io a notice which appears in this " Karere" cautioning Maori farmers against growing an inferior kind of wheat called in some places " Humpback." We have fre- quently beard our Maori friends complain of the reduced prices which they obtain in the Auckland market for their wheat and other agricultural produce. And we would take this opportunity of reminding them of what they have already proved by experience, that best prices are given for best samples only. The production of a bushel of inferior grain does not cost less labor than the pro- duction of a bushel of good grain, but the price obtained io the market for the bushel of good wheat is higber than can be obtained for the bushel of inferior quality. For this reason it must be wise to grow the best kinds only. But there is another consideration which makes it desirable to discourage as much as possible the production of an infe- rior kind of grain ia New Zealand. Our Maori readers are aware that the Auckland market prices of agricultural produce are regulated by those of Sydney and Melbourne. If we send inferior samples to those markets

HE KUPU KI NGA MAORI MAHI PAAMU.

He kupu tenei ki o matou kai korero, kia whakaarohia e ratou te panuitanga e mau i te "Karere" nei; he whakatupato ki nga Maori mahi paamu, kei ngaki ratou i tenei witi kino, tona ingoa ki etahi wahi, he "Ha- mupake." E rongo tonu ana matou ki nga kupu a o matou hoa Maori mo te whakaho- kinga o nga utu mo o ratou witi me era atu kai ki Akarana. Koia ratou ka whakama- haratia nei inaianei,, ko nga utu nui e riro ana ki nga mea papai anake, kua mohio ano hoki ratou ki te pono o tenei kupu. Rite tonu te nui o te mahi o te puhera kotahi o te witi kino, ki to te puhera kotahi o te witi pai, ko nga utu ia mo te puhera witi pai ina hokona atu, ka neke ake i nga uta e riro mai mo te puhera witi kino. Na konei i ti- ka ai te kupu, me ngaki ko nga witi papai aoake. Otiia, tenei ano hoki tetahi take i mea ai matou kia whakamutua te ngaki i te witi kino ki Niu Tirani nei. Tenei o matou hoa Maori te mohio nei, kei nga makete o Poihakena, o Meripone, te ritenga utu mo o konei kai, ka kake o reira, ka kake o konei, ka hoki o reira, ka hoki o konei. Me he mea ka utaina atu e tatou he kai kino, heoi ano ka huaina tonutia, he kai kino nga kai o