Volume 6, No. 21
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THE MAORI MESSENGER TE KARERE MOM. VOL. VI] AUCKLAND, OCTOBER 15, 1859. AKARANA, OKETOPA IS. 1859. [No. 21, HINTS TO THE MAORI PEOPLE. CHAPTER IV. THERE is another cause of sickness and death among the Maori people on which we must dwell. It may seem to some u small root of evil, but it shoots up into many branches. We mean the petty wars which are con- tinually going on about land, in all parts of New Zealand. They are not, it is true, as bad as the old wars of which we have spoken formerly. There are no massacres of men, women, and children, as at Matakitaki or at Tamaki, or many more such fights. Nor is there any war now which goes on year after year as the old Rotorua war did, till not less than 500 people were killed. But such fighting as has been going on at Taranaki, at Tarawera, at Wakatane, at Tauranga, and other places, brings evils on the whole dis- trict which are felt long after the war itself has ceased. KUPU WHAKAMAHARAHARA MO NGA TANGATA MAORI. UPOKO IV. Tera atu ano hoki tetahi take i turoro ai i matemate ai te iwi Maori, me ai korero ano ma matou i runga i tenei. He iti pea tenei putake kino ki te whakaaro o etahi, otira, tona tupunga ake he tini ona manga. Ko nga pakanga whawhai ta matou e mea nei, e maranga tonu nei kei tenei wahi kei tera wahi o Niu Tirani, pakanga whenua tautohetohe. He pono ia, kaore i rite ki nga whawhai o mua te kino, ara, ki era whawhai kino rawa kua korerotia ake nei, Kahore onaianei hunanga tangata pera me o reira; tukitukia iho nga taane, nga wahine. nga tamariki, pera me Matakitaki, me Tamaki, me era atu tini parekura hoki. Kahore hoki he whainga o naianei e mau tonu ana, tau noa tau noa, pera mo tera ki Rotorua. a tae noa nga tupapaku ki te 500. Ta matou e mea nei, ko nga pakanga whawhai, pera me tera ki Taranaki, ki Tarawera, ki Whakatane, ki Tauranga, ki era atu wahi. Ahakoa iti, tau ana ona kino ki taua takiwa katoa i te paka- nga, a te mutu hoki te kino i to mutunga o