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THE MAORI MESSENGER.

TE KARERE MAORI.

VOL. VI.] AUCKLAND, SEPTEMBER 30, 1859. AKARANA, HEPETEMA 50, 1859. [No. 20. TARANAKI. An account of the recent peace-making amongst the Natives of Taranaki, will be found below. Our sincere hope is that the solemn promise therein recorded will be adhered to, and that we shall hear no more of scenes of bloodshed from that hitherto troubled district. Before the late feuds; the Ngatiawa had by their industry become possessed of con- siderable property in stock, agricultural im- plements, and also in money. At the ter- mination of those feuds, we find the results of years of labor reduced almost to naught, and the people themselves presenting the down- cast appearance of despair. While engaged in this profitless work of carrying on the strife, their cultivations were neglected and overrun with pigs, their stacks of wheat were sodden with rain and turned into dung heaps, and the finest of their cattle either sold or exchanged for the means of pur- chasing guns and ammunition for the destruction of their own friends and rela- tives! Happily, however, the feeling now prevalent, which experience of the above ills has produced. encourages the hope that the tranquillity of the district will not again be TARANAKI. E mau i raro nei te pukapuka o te maunga rongo ki Taranaki. Ko ta matou hiahia te- nei, kia pono nga kupu kua korerotia ki tenei pukapuka, a kia mutu tonu ake te mahi whakaheke toto ki tera takiwa, ki te takiwa hoki i kitea ai te raru nui i roto i nga ra ka pahemo nei. 1 mua ake i te pakanga nei, e whiwhi nui ana nga tangata o Ngatiawa ki te hoiho, ki te kau, ki era atu kararehe pakeha, ki nga moa mahi paamu, a ki te moni ano hoki. Mutu rawa ake te whawhai, kua kore noa iho nga rawa i whiwhi ai ratou, nga taonga i mahia nuitia i roto i nga tau e maha, hau maruru iho te ahua a o te tangata. I te mea e mahi ana ratou ki tera mahi huahua kore nei, ki te whawhai, mahue nga mahinga kai, waiho noa iho hei ketanga ma te poaka; ko nga pu witi ka uaina e te ua. pirau iho; ko nga kau papai tukua atu hei mea hoko pu, paura, aha, hei whakamate i o ratou whanaunga ano! Otira, kua tupu ake he tikanga pai inaianei i roto i aua kino, no te kitenga hoki i te raru; a e mea ana matou, heoi ra, ko te mutunga pea tenei, e kore ano pea e hokia mai tera takiwa, e te mahi pera e te mahi tutu o te tangata kino