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THE MAORI MESSENGER. TE KARERE MAORI VOL. VII.] AUCKLAND, JANUARY, I860.—AKARANA, HANUERE, 1860. [Nos. 1 & 2. MAORI MEETING AT PORT COOPER. A short time since, 11 .M.S.S. "Niger" ar- rived at Port Cooper, with his Excellency the Governor on board. H.M.S. Iris," which bad on a former occasion conveyed His Ex- cellency to the Bay of Islands, had arrived there before her; on her entrance therefore into the port, which occurred in the evening, she was saluted by the guns. of the " Iris," and the announcement of the Governor's ar- rival was thus communicated to the shore. On the morning of the following day His Excellency landed, and proceeded at once with his suite to Christchurch. As soon as the news of the Governor's ar- rival became generally known, the Maories of the various settlements began to assemble at Rapaki, a small village near to Port Lyt- telton, resolving to await there His Excel- lency's return from Christchurch. While they wailed they discussed the sub- jects that should be brought under the Go- vernor's consideration. TE HUI MAORI KI POTI KUPA. No naia tata ake nei ka tu te kaipuke manu wao, a "Naiha" ki Poti kupa—ko te Kawana kei runga. Rokohanga atu, tena ano tetahi manuwao, kua tu ke, ko " Airi," ko tana kaipuke i haere ai Te Kawana ki Peowhairangi i mua ra. He ahiahi te tomokanga, na ka mahi tena, ka haruru nga purepo a te " Airi"— ehara ! te rongonga ko Te Kawana kua tu mai. Te aonga ake o te ra, ka u mai ki Uta, haere tonu atu ki Otautahi, ara, ki Ka- raiteati,—ratou ha ko nga apiha. No ka puta te rongo ki nga kainga ko Kawana tenei, nawai a, rupeke atu, rupueke atu—poto katoa nga tangata ki Rapaki, he kainga patata ki Poti Kupu, whanga marie i reira ki a Kawana kia puta atu i Otautahi I a ratou e tatari ana, ka puta te whakaaro, me pehea ra he korero ma tatou ki a Ka - wana. Ka tahi ano kamahi ka ata hurihuri, me te whakaronga ki ta tena ki ta tena, tana i whakaaro ai. Heoi ano, kaoti, ka