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THE MAORI MESSENGER. TE KARERE MAORI. Vol.. V.] AUCKLAND. MARCH 31, 1858. AKARANA. MAEHE 31. 1858. [No. 7 PEACE AND GOOD WILL! We read as follows in a paper printed in London, whose pages are devoted to the interests of Australia and New Zealand, and which treats of the unhappy slate of this country arising from the much to be regret- ted and ruinous strife of the tribes. "At the time of the discovery of New Zealand, the native population was rapidly decreasing, forfor their bloody feuds and end- less system of retribution had at last so multiplied, that every man's hand was literally against every man. The writer then goes on to congratulate his reader that " those days have now passed," and dwells with much satisfaction on the many valuable points of the native character, "a race," be says, " full of many great and noble qualities, with an aptitude for civilisation never before met with. Such TE RANGIMARIETANGA ME TE NGAKAU PAI! He penei nga korero o tetahi nupepa e taia ana ki Ranana┬╗ be nupepa e hiahia ana kia bake haere a Atareiria a Niu Tirani, e mea ana hoki ki te kino e tupu ake ana i tenei whenua, tona take ko te whawhai tonu o nga iwi tetahi ki tetahi. E penei ana aua korero. I te wa i kitea ai a Niu Tirani e torutoru haere ana nga tangata o nga iwi Maori no te mea kua tini ke nga parekura, kua nui haere te tikanga rapu utu, a, no ka tino pono noa tenei kupu "Ko te ringa o ia tangata e whakahopo ana ki ia tangata." Ka mea ano taua kai tuhituhi, kua makue tera tikanga inaianei kua pahure era rangi kino; ka. mea ano hoki ki tona ahuareka ki nga pai e kitea ana i roto i te Maori; he iwi i tini ona pai me ona whakaaro rangatira, a, katahi nei hoki ka kitea te iwi e tino whai ana ki nga tikanga Pakeha. Heoi ra, kia penei te iwi e waiho hei manotunga hei atawhai, me whak- aako tonu ki nga tikanga nunui, inahoki ka taea ano e ratou te whakahaere. Ko nga kupu tika, kupu aroha, kupu whakaaro enei o tetahi tangata e noho ana ki tera pito o te ao; a, be rite pu enei ki