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HE PANUITANGA TENA KIA KITE KOUTOU.

"TIHE MAURI-ORA." NAMA. 7. PAKOWHAI, MANE, APERIRA 12, 1875. PUKAPUKA, 2. NOTICES AND ANSWERS TO. CORRESPONDENTS.

Subscriptions received :-— £ s. d. From Capt Porter for;— Peneamine Huhu,. East Coast, 1875, 10 O F. C. Sturm, Esqr., Mangateretere, 10 O Hohaia, Ngatahira, ... ... 10 O David Lot te Tahiwi, Otaki, ... 10 O

£200 The Editor does not hold himself responsible for opinions expressed by Correspondents.

WE CANNOT do better in this present issue for the information of 'our readers then, reprint the following portion of a letter published in the Hawke's Bay Herald from its Poverty Bay Correspondent. It refers to the selling of the Native Land Court, and can be read with in terest and instruction. It shews a phase of the mind of the Pakeha's mind, generally known but not often so plainly stated in the New Zealand Press. The scorn, and the expressed hope of Natives being led to adopt a course of action they may afterwards regret is worthy of especial remark. The hint however of putting up Land by auction that is intended to be Leased by the Native owners should not be overlooked. And were the practice adopted it would doubtless result in the Native Landlord obtaining a higher rental than through, the system of private negotiation. THE Lands Court gets through, its work deliberately, but, on the whole, satisfactorily. It has been an excellent move excluding the lawyers. Among other things it has given the Natives an opportunity of cultivating their originally great alents for forensicoratory, and they have availed themselves of it with effect. It might be difficult, no doubt, for an outsider, to follow the line of argument in some cases. The speaker starts off with the announcement, perhaps, that he traces his claim to a "tame eel." However, from. this somewhat HE KUPU WHAKAATU KI NGA HOA TUHI MAI. He moni kua riro mai:— £ s. d.

Na Kapene Poata i homai mo;—- Peneamine Huhu, o Anaura, 1875. 10 O F. C. Taamu, Esqr., Mangateretere " 10 O Hohaia, Ngatahira, ... ... " 10 O Rawiri Kota te Tahiwi, Otaki, ... " 10 O

£200

Kaore he ritenga, ki te Etita, mo nga whakaaro o nga tangata, e tuhi ana mai.

HE MEA PAT TENEI HEI PEREHI I TENEI putanga o te pepa nei, hei whakaatu ki nga kai korero, kia taia tenei wahi o tetahi reta i taia e te Haaku Pei Herara, na tona kai-tuhituhi mai o Papati Pei. E ahu ana ki te nohoanga o te Kooti. Whakawa Whe- nua Maori, a, e pai ana hoki ia ratou akoranga ina korerotia, e whakaatu ana hoki i te ahua o to te Pakeha ngakau. Otira, kaore e tino marama ana i roto o te Perehi o Nui Tireni te he ; me te tino hia- hia ki te arahi i nga Maori ki te naahi i tetahi ara. A muri atu, tera ratou e manawapa, e pai ana ia kia meatia ake he kupu. Ko te wa ia o te tukunga o nga Whenua kia Maketetia, ara nga wahi e meatia ana e nga Maori kia Riihitia, a kia kaua e whakarerea te tirotiro. Na, ki te mea ka mahia taua ritenga, tona otinga, tera te Maori whai Whenua e whiwhi ki te rawa i runga ake i enei tu ritenga, e mahia nei. Ko te Kooti Whenna, e uaua ana te puta i roto i a ua mahi. Otiia, i te katoatanga pai ana: he mea ano tenei te huihui atu i nga Roia i roto i nga mea katoa, kua whai takiwa hoki te Maori ki te ngaki i o ratou mohiotanga nunui o mua, a, kua araia atu taua mea i a ratou. Tera pea e ahua raruraru ki etahi tangata no waho, ki te whai i nga tautohetohe o etahi Keehi. Ka kii te kai korero, ka whakatatu i tona .take i tetahi tuna rata, a ka taiawhiotia, haere- tia e ia, a ka huihuia, katahi ka, mohiotia e te katoa e tino he ana Otiia ko te mea nui ia mo enei tu.