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THE MAORI MESSEGER.

TE KARERE MAORI. Vol..V.] AUCKLAND, FEB. I5. 1858. AKARANA, PEPUERE 15, 1858. [No 3. THE present number of the "Karere" contains a proclamation of his Excellency the Governor having reference to the distur- bances at Taranaki. We shall here endea- vour to explain its meaning and object to our Maori readers and the motives which have led the Governor to issue it. Since August 1854 the Taranaki natives have been engaged in a deadly feud. Its origin, as is well known, was the death of Rawiri Waiaua who was shot by Katatore while attempting to cm a boundary on land in dispute between them. For more than three years hostilities bad been going on, many lives bad been sacrificed. The government had not thought fit to interfere because the Taranaki natives were not sufficiently en- lightened to understand English law, or to give their support in carryrng it out. TENA kei tetahi o nga wharangi o te Karere nei be Panuitanga na Te Kawana mo te whainga Maori ki Taranaki; na, he whakaatu- atu tenei na matou i nga tikanga o taua Panuitanga kia mohio ai o matou hoa Maori, kia mohio ai hoki ratou ki o te Kawana whakaaro i tukau ai e ia taua Pa- nuitanga. No Akuhata, i te tau 1854, i te whawhai tonu nga Maori o Taranaki, a, taea noatia tenei takiwa ko te take e mohiotia ana e nga tangata katoa, ko ia ra hoki ko te matenga o Rawiri Waiaua, i mate ia Katatore, he mea pupuhi nana i te mea e para ana i te rohe i runga i te whenua tautohetohe na raua. Ka: ora nga tau i whawhai tonu ai, be tokomaha nga tangata kua mate. Kaore te Kawanatanga! poka ki tana whainga aha ai ranei aha ai ranei; he mea hoki kahore ano i marama noa nga whakaaro o nga tangata o Taranaki ki nga Ture o Ingarani a, na te kore mohio ekore hoki ratou e uru ki te hapai ki te whakamana i aua Ture. Me he mea i pera ta tetahi Pakeha mea- tanga rae ta Katatore; kua pa te whiu o te Ture ki a ia, Na, Ekore te Pakeha e tukua kia mau patu kia whawhai tetahi ki tetahi, kia pera me nga Maori i whawhai ra ki Taranaki i te rapunga utu mo Rawiri, Me he Pakeha i aro ki te pera ka pa te whiu o