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THE MAORI MESSENGER. TE KAREHE MAORI. Vol. V.] AUCKLAND. MARCH I3, 1858.—AKARANA, MAEHE I5, 1858. [No. 6. CARRIAGE OF THE MAIL BETWEEN AUCKLAND AND AHURIRI. [The following account of a meeting held at Hiruharama, Taupo, in reference to the carriage of the Mail between Auckland and Ahuriri, has been communicated by the Chief Wiremu Toetoe,] ON the 12th of November we arrived at Hiruharama, where we found several Euro- pean gentlemen from Ahuriri. Mr. AIexander and others, who had come to Poihipi's meet- ing, convened for the purpose of discussing the question of carrying the Mail and making arrangements. On our arrival the people assembled. The tribes present were the Ngatiruingarangi, the Hikutu, the Ngatitu- teawha, the Ngatiraukawa, the Ngatitu, Urewera, Ngatitepake, Ngatikikopiri, Nga- titeao. Ngatirangi-ita, and also that tribe which resides at the other end of the road toward Tatawera, the Ngatihineuru. Taukiri stood up and spoke, " Welcome my relative, (addressing Manuka) Welcome my child, (addressing Wiremu), Come and MERA PUKAPUKA KI AHURIRI KI AKARANA. Ko nga korero enei i te huihuinga ki Hiru- harama ki Taupo, mo te haerenga o te Meera pukapuka ki Akarana ki Ahuriri; he mea tuhituhi mai na Wiremu Toetoe. No te te kau ma rua o nga ra o Nowema ka ta « atu matou ki Hiruharama, rokohanga atu e matou e nohoana nga Pakeha o Ahuriri i reira, ko Hanara, ko mea ko mea. I haere mai hoki aua Pakeha ki te runanga o te Poihipi, ki te korero hoki mo te Mera. Ka tae atu matou ka karangatia kia runanga - ka huihui nga hapu, ko Ngatiruingrangi,—a ko te Hikutu ko Ngatituteawha, ko Ngatiraukawa, ko Ngatitu, ko Urewera, ko Ngatite- pake ko Ngatikikepiri, ko Ngatiteao, ko Ngatirangiita, ko tera iwi hoki e no- hoana i tera pito o te huarahi ki Tara- wera, ara, ko Ngatihineuru: ka tu Taukiri ki runga ka whaki;—Haeremai e taku tamati (mo Wiremu) Haeremai, homai tena taonga te Mera, homai kia tirohia e au;— homai kia herea ake ki taku kaki mau ai, na Korua i homai ki au, e pai ana, ko te rori, me tahi kia puta ai. Ka tahi ka tu a te Mokena ka ki—Whak- arongo mai, e aku tamariki, whakarongo mai. Naku ano te Rongo Pai, naku i kawe