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THE MAORI MESSENGER TE KARERE MAORI. VOL. VII.] AUCKLAND, APRIL 15, I860.—AKARANA, APERIRA 15, 1860. [No. 7. FAREWELL ADDRESS TO MR. HALL, R. M., BY THE CHIEFS OF CAN- TERBURY. WE have much pleasure in publishing the following letter addressed by Kaiapohia natives to Mr. Hall, R.M., of Canterbury, on the occasion of his approaching departure for England. It is gratifyiiig to find a proper feeling making, if not rapid, at least steady progress between the Natives and those gentlemen whose only care is to execute justice and promote the peace and prosperity of the people. The names attached to this letter fully represent the Natives of the Canterbury Province, and the sentiments conveyed in it are deserving of all commendation, and must be in the highest degree gratifying to Mr. Hall, as well as to every well wisher of the Native people of these islands. Christchurch, March 11th, 1860. Our beloved friend Mr. Hall, we greet you, HE PUKAPUKA POROPOROAKI KIA TE HORO, NA NGA RANGATIRA MAORI O KATAPERE. HE nui to matou pai ki te ta i te pukapuka e mau i raro iho nei; he pukapuka na nga Maori o Kaiapohia ki a Te Horo, te Kai- whakawa Tuturu o Katapere, i te mea ka tata tona haerenga ki Ingarani. He mea whakahari ngakau tenei, ara te ata tupu tonu o te whakaaro tika o nga Maori, o nga Rangatira Pakeha e mahi tonu nei ki te whakahaere i te ture tika, i te rangimarie, i te pai ki nga iwi Maori. Ko nga Rangatira enei o Kaiapohia e mau nei nga ingoa i te pukapuka nei; ko ratou hei whakapuaki i nga whakaaro o te tokomaha. E whakamoemiti ana matou ki nga korero o tenei pukapuka, a he rawe noa iho hoki pea ki a Te Horo, ki nga tangata katoa ano hoki e aro pai ana ki nga iwi Maori o enei motu. Karaitiana, Maehe, 11, 1860. E to matou hoa aroha, e Te Horo: Tena ra koe. Kua rongo matou e haere ana koe ki tawahi, na konei hoki matou i rupeke mai ai ki te poroporoaki ki a koe. Ehoa, e Te Horo: kia rongo mai koe. E pouri ana matou ki to haerenga atu i a