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-THE MAORI MESSENGER. TE KARERE MAORI. VoI. VI.] AUCKLAND, JUNE 15, 1859.—AKARANA, HUNE 15, 1859. [No.ll. PORT NICHOLSON. Wo have heard that some Wellington na- tives have been circulating reports that the Europeans were depriving them of some of their reserves, and we feel called upon to contradict this assertion, as it is unfounded. We believe the report to have originated from a simple mistake in surveying. Porutu, a chief of the Ngatiawa at Wel- lington, bought a section of 100 acres from the Europeans. The survey of it was made in the presence of the natives, they were sat- isfied with it, fenced the land in, and nothing more was said on the subject: in the course of lime a fresh survey was made, preparatory to the issue of a Crown Grant. This survey differed slightly from the former one, as it included a small piece, about 3½ acres of an adjoining section belonging to a European, and this portion has been by mistake inclu- ded in Porutu's Grant: the survey was after- PONEKE. Kua rongo matou e korerotia ana e etahi o nga Maori o Poneke, kei te tangohia etahi o o ratou whenua rahui e te Pakeha; na, o mea ana matou me. whakahe enei korero, inahoki kahore he take pono. E mea ana matou, ko te take i tupu ake ai enei korero, he ruritanga pohehe. Hokona ana e Porutu, rangatira no Nga- tiawa i Poneke, kotahi tekihana whenua, 100 nga eka, he mea hoko nana i te Pakeha. Ruritia ana taua whenua, i reira ano nga Maori i te ruritanga, a pai ana hoki ratou; taiepatia ana e ratou, a mutu iho i reira nga korero. Roa noa te takiwa ki muri iho, na ka ruritia ano taua whenua, he ruritanga hoki kia puta ai te Karauna Karaati, ara, te pukapuka o Te Kuini mo te whenua; ko te- nei ruritanga kihai i tino tika ki Io te tua- tahi, i riro hoki tetahi wahi whenua o tetahi Pakeha ki roto, e toru pea eka me te hawhe o taua pihi; na, i riro he tenei ki roto ki to rohe o te whenua i tukua ki a Porutu; muri iho ka whakatikaia tenei he, na Te Pere hoki i mea: a whakahokia ana te tohe ki tera i whakatakotoria i te tuatahi e Te Paka, kai