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THE MAORI MESSENGER, TE KARERE MAORI. VOL. VI.] AUCKLAND, JULY 15, 1859. AKARANA, HURAE 15, 1859. [No. 13. HINTS FOR THE MAORI PEOPLE. ... CHAP. 1. WE have often heard, that the Maori race is diminishing. Now we know it as a fact When we first came into the country, 18 years ago, the number of men, women, and children was reckoned to be 100, 000. In the last year the Government has caused a very careful examination to be made in all parts of the country. We are now told that there are only 60, 000. Now possibly this is not quite correct. Perhaps the number given was too large at first, and loo small now. For it is a most difficult thing to get correct returns of the population of any country. All we know is that if we were to lake the same number of years in England, or in any country of Europe, and look at the tables of increase or decrease, we should not see any such loss as this. Nothing like the frightful decrease of popu- KUPU WHAKAMAHARAHARA I NGA TANGATA MAORI. UPOKO I. Kotahi te korero e whakarongorongo tonu nei matou. E meinga ana, kei te ouou haere te iwi Maori; inaianei, kua mohiotia rawa- tia he pono tana kupu. I to matou taenga mai ki tenei motu, ka 18 nei nga tau ka pa- hure, whakaarohia ana i reira, kotahi rau mano nga tangata Maori o Niu Ti rani, hui katoa nga tane, nga wahine, me nga tama- riki. Na i te tau ka pahure nei whakahaua ana e te Kawanatanga kia ata tauia marietia nga tangata Maori a tauia ana, na, e meinga aua, e ono rawa ano tekau mano e ora mai nei inaianei. He pono ra ia, kahore paa enei tatauranga i ata tika, ko te whakaaro- nga iho i te tuatahi i neke ake pea, kahore hoki pea i tika te kotahi rau mano, a ko to tenei kihai hoki pea i tino tika, ara, te ono tekau mano nei, kahore pea i tino pera te hokinga ki te iti, ehara hoki i te mahi tako- to noa tenei, te ata tatau tika i nga tangata o tetahi whenua. Engari, heoi ta matou e maharahara nei, ka pera te maha o nga tau ki Ingarani, ki tetahi atu -whenua ranei o Oropi, kei te tirohanga ki nga pukapuka e