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THE MAORI MESSENGER.

TE KARERE MAORI.

VOL. VII.] AUCKLAND, NOVEMBER 50, I860.—AKARANA, NOWEMA 30, 1860. [No. 18.

THE present " Messenger" contains the replies to His Excellency the Governor's opening address to the Kohimarama Conference.

Our readers will remark that in many of them direct reference is made to the war now raging at Ta- ranaki, and an earnest desire ex- pressed that it may be brought to a speedy termination.

We, too, concur in the desire for peace. The present state of affairs at Taranaki is much to be deplored. The war is alike disasterous to Pa- keha and Maori. The Pakeha suf- fers much from its manifold evils— the Maori still more. True, both fall in battle, but there is this impor- tant difference,—the oue cau, in a sense, afford to lose, the other can- not, The Pakeha will soon recover his losses, for the country whence he comes is a never falling fountain —his people are " like the sands of the sea shore for multitude and nu- merous as the stars of heaven."— Not so with the Maori. His race, already fast declining, will surely, if

KEI roto i tenei " Karere" nga puka- puka a nga rangatira o te Runanga ki Kohimarama, he whakahokinga ia na ratou mo nga korero timatanga a te Kawana.

Ka kite nei koutou, o hoa ma, e anga nui ana enei pukapuka ki te ko- rero mo te whawhai e mahi mai na i Taranaki, puta nut ana hold te hiahia kia hohoro te hohou rongo.

; Me matou hoki, e pena tahi ana ta matou hiahia, ara, kia houhia te rongo. He nui hoki te kino o enei raruraru e mau nei. E mate ana te Maori, e mate ana hoki te Pakeha. Tupu ake nga hua o te whawhai, mamae ana te Pakeha, nui ke atu te mamae o te Maori. Ho pono ano, e hinga ngatahi ana i te parekura, otira e ahua ke aua i runga i te mate, inahoki he mea taimaha ki te Maori, tena ko te Pakeha, he aha ki a ia te -mate? Ko taua whenua i tupu mai ai te Pakeha, e rite ana ki te puna wai e pupu ake ana, e kore rawa e mimiti—e rite ana tona iwi ki nga onepu i te taha moana, me nga whetu o te rangi i tona tini ! Tena ko te