| 2 TE WAKA MAORI O NIU TIRANI.
Kingi. Eo Takuta Pura te roia a Mete Kingi, ko te Haata te
roia a Reweti. I panuitia i te Waka Nama 22 te whakawakanga
tuatahi o taua mea, ara i te aroaro o nga Kai-whakawa o te
Kooti o raro iho.
KOTA te WHAREHUIA, o te Kahika, Maketu.He roa rawa
taa reta, he amiki korero rawa; e kore ano e pai mo nga wha-
rangi o te Waka nei. Tetahi, ko nga tikanga o taua reta he
mea e pa ana ki a koutou anake ko to iwi, e hara i te mea e pa
ana e whai tikanga ana ranei ki te iwi Maori nui tonu. Ki te
mea i whakaaro a Paora Paruhi, rangatira no, te Arawa, ko koe
te tangata tika, mohio, hei tango i ona whenua hei hapai hoki i
tona mana me tona rangatiratanga, e pai ana, kaore a matou
kupu; kei a koutou ko to iwi te tikanga. Engari ki te tu koe
hei rangatira mo te iwi, e pai ana kia kitea i runga i te ahua o
au. mahi te tika o te whakaaro -a taua kaumatua ki a koeara
me tu koe hei tauira ki te iwi ki runga Id te whakaaro tika, hau-
R. KARAWE, o Tauranga.Ka pai tonu matou, kia tuhituhi
korero mai e koe.
AROPETA HAERETUTERANGIKo te tangata nana i timata
taua korero tautohetohe kua mate, ara ko Paratene Wheoro;
na e pai ana kia whakamutua i naianei.
Kua tae mai te reta a Reneti Tapa, me ta Hone Tumango,
me ta Anaru te Poroa.
Ko nga tangata e tuku moni mai ana mo etahi tangata Maori
me whakaatu mai mehemea ranei he tangata hou ratou ki te
HE TANGATA MATE. Te KUKA, i te 22 o Nowema, 1875. I mate ki Wairau, Wai- pounamu. MATIRE, he wahine no Ngaitahu. I mate ki Wairau, Wai- pounamu, i te 24 o Nowema, 1875. REA RANGIPUKU, he kuia no Whitianga, i te 5 o Tihema, 1875. Tokotoru ana tamariki tane i mahue i muri i a ia, e 70 nga tau o tetahi, e 60 o tetahi, e 56 o tetahi. HANITA TANGIHIROAI mate ki Kuaomoa, Whanganui, i te 15 o nga ra o Tihema, 1875. TAMIHANA TAMINGAI mate ki te Whakaki, Haake Pei, i te mihera, i te 24 o Oketopa, 1875. HARE KEREPO, H te Whakaki, Haake Pei, i te mihera, i te 29 o Oketopa, 1875. MARAIA WAITUTU, ki te Whakaki, Haake Pei, i te mihera, i te 3O o Oketopa, 1875. Te KORONEHO MAHUIKA, ki te Whakaki, Haake Pei, i te mihera, i te 3O o Oketopa, 1875. HOERA KIPATUI mate i te Whakaki, Haake Pei, i te 8 o Nowema, 1875. He mihera tona mate. RAHARUHI PURAI mate i te mihera, i te Whakaki, Haake Pei, i te 28 o Nowema, 1875. Te ROPIHA MATOROHANGAI mate i te mihera, i te Wha- kaki, Haake Pei, i te 1 o Tihema, 1875. He tangata rangatira ia ki tona iwi; he nui hoki to ratou pouri ki tona matenga. MERE POIHIPI HOHUA, he kotiro. I mate ki Waihi, i te 11 o Nowema, 1875. HOUMEA HUTEKO, he kuia no Maitai, Waipounamu. I mate i te 20 o Oketopa, 1875. E maharatia ana i 90 pea ona tau. PIRIPI, tetahi o nga tamariki o te kura o Kaiapoi, Waipou- namu. I mate ite 17 o Nowema, 1875. HARATA te WHETUKI, he kotiro na Hori Kingi, Ateha, o Maraetai, Hauraki, Akarana. I mate ia ki Maketu, takiwa o Tauranga, i te 11 o Maehe, 1875.
TE UTU MO TE WAKA. Ko te utu mo te Waka Maori i te tau ika te 10s., he mea utu ki mua. Ka tukuna atu i te meera ki te tangata e hiahia ana me ka tukua mai e ia aua moni ki te Kai Tuhi ki Po Neke nei.
Te Waka Maori
PO NEKE, TUREI, HANUERE 11, 1876. KEI nga wahi katoa atu o te ao e whakanuia ana te putanga 6 te Tau Hou, e karangatia ana i runga i te ngakau hari me te ngakau whakawhetai. He takiwa whakaharinga ia. He takiwa e titiro pouri ai nga tangata me nga iwi katoa ki o ratou mahi he o te tau kua taha, a ia mea kia haere a ratou mahi i runga i te whakaaro tupato me te whakaaro mohio i te tau e haere ake ana. Ko te tangata Whakapono, i tana tirohanga ki te tau kua taha, ka kite ia i te ringa o te Atua atawhai rawa e arahi ana, e tohu ana, e hapai Davis. An account of the hearing of this case before the Magistrates appeared in Waka, No. 22.
ROTA te WHAREHUIA, of the Kahika, Maketu.Your letter is too prolix for our pages. Moreover, the subject is one which is purely a matter affecting yourself and your people, and is of no importance or interest whatever to the Native public generally. If Paora Paruhi, late Arawa chief, thought you the most proper and capable person to inherit his lands, and succeed to Bis influence and power, we can have nothing to say in the matter; it is a question which rests with yourself and your people. In the event, however, of your taking the position of a chief among the people, we trust you will show by your conduct that the confidence which the old chief had in you was not mis- placedthat you will set the, people an example of uprightness and sobriety, B. CALLAWAY, of Tauranga.We shall thankfully receive any communications with.which you may favour us. AROPETA HAERETUTERANGI.As Paratene Wheoro, who first gave rise to this discussion, is now dead, it is fitting that the subject should be dropped. Received letters from Reneti Tapa, Hone Tumango, and Anaru te Poroa. We shall feel obliged if persons forwarding subscriptions ou account of Natives will say whether they are new subscribers or otherwise.
DEATHS. Te KUKA, on the 22nd of November, 1875, at Wairau, Middle Island. MATIRE, a woman of Ngaitahu, at Wairau, Middle Island, on the 24th of November, 1875. REA RANGIPUKU, an aged woman of Mercury Bay, on 5th of December, 1875. She leaves three sons, aged respectively 70, 60, and 56 years. HANITA TANGIHIROA, at Kuaomoa, Whanganui, on the 15th of December, 1875. TAMIHANA TAMINGA, of measles, at Whakaki, Hawke's Bay, on the 24th of October, 1875. HAKE KEREPO, of measles, at Whakaki, Hawke's Bay, on the 29th of October, 1875. MARAIA WAITUTU, of measles, at Whakaki, Hawke's Bay, on the 30th of October, 1875. Te KORONEHO MAHUIKA, of measles, at Whakaki, Hawke's Bay, on the 30th of October, 1875. HOERA KIPATU, of measles, at Whakaki, Hawke's Bay, on the 8th of November, 1876. RAHARUHI PURA, of measles, at Whakaki, Hawke's Bay, on the 28th of November, 1875. Te ROPIHA MATOROHANGA, of measles, at Whakaki, Hawke's Bay, on the 1st of December, 1875. He was a man of note among his people, and is much regretted. MERE POIHIPI HOHUA, a young girl, at Waihi (Thames), on the 11th of November, 1875. HOUMEA HUTEKO, an aged woman, of Bruce Bay, Westland, on the 20th of October, 1875. She was supposed to be about 90 years of age. PIRIPI, one of the scholars of the Kaiapoi Native school, Middle Island, on the 17th of November, 1875. HAEATA te WHETUKI, daughter of Hori Kingi, Native Assessor, of Maraetai, Hauraki, Auckland. She died at Maketu, district of Tauranga, on the 11th of March, 1875.
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THE WAKA MAORI
WELLINGTON, TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1876.
ALL over the civilized world the advent of the New Tear is regarded, more or less, with feelings of inter- est, and hailed with acclamations of joy and thanks- giving. It is a season of hope and rejoicing. Individuals and nations alike look back with, regret upon the errors and mistakes of the past, and press forward with renewed resolution to be governed by caution and circumspection in their onward course. The Christian, in looking back upon the by-gone year, recognizes the hand of a merciful Creator