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THE MAORI MESSENGER.

TE KARERE MAORI.

VOL. V.] AUCKLAND, APRIL 30, 1858. AKARANA, APERIRA 30, 1858. [No.9

MEETING AT PUKETAPAPA.

On Thursday the 26th March the natives of Mangere, Puketapapa, Pukaki, Ihumatao, Papahinu, Orakei, with others from the Thames and Waikato, assembled at Puketa- papa, to the number of from 600 to 700, where a plentiful supply of Maori food was provided for them. In addition to which the following Pakeha food was purchased for the occasion,

5, 600 loaves (21b.), 1 ex, 1 pig, 9 bags sugar, with a plentiful supply of tea and but- ter. Bread and cheese, sweet biscuits and tea were also provided specially for Pakeha guests.

The cost of the various Pakeha food amounted 10 1071. The viands were spread upon temporary tables constructed for the occasion and placed in a shed 140 yards long. Notice bad been previously given by the Native Teacher at Puketapapa that the proccedings or the meeting would be opened with prayer and a collection for Church purposes. This arrangement was carried out, and 23 1 5s Id collected. This sum, was afterwards divided thus: 111 towards the

HUIHUINGA KI PUKETAPAPA.

No te Tairei, no te 26 o nga ra o Maehe, i huihui ai nga Maori o Puketapapa, o Pukaki, o Ihumatao, o Papahinu, o Orakei, me etahi o nga tangata o Hauraki o Waikato. I tu te huihui ki Puketapapa. E ono, e whitu ranei rau nga tangata i tae; he tini nga kai Maori i whakatakotoria, ko etahi kai hoki a te Pakeha i hokona ma nga tangata o te hui, ara, 3600 nga rohi, I kau, i poaka, 9 peke huka, me te ti, me te pata. He taro, he tihi, he pihikete, he ti, nga kai i whakatakotoria ma nga Pakeha i tae ki te matakitaki. Ko enei kai i whakatakotoria ki runga ki nga tepu ki roto ki te tahi wharau; 7 kumi te roa o taua wharau: ko nga moni i mua ai aua kai Pake - ha 1071.

Kua oti noa atu te whakarite e te kai whakaako Maori o taua kainga, kia tima- taria te mahi a te hui ki te karakia, ki te kohikohinga moni hoki mo te Wharekarakia, Na, peratia ana, a, 231. 5s. Id. nga moni i kohikohia; ka mutu, ka wehewehea peneitia aua moni; 111. i whakaritea mo te hanganga o te Wharekarakia ki Mangere, 121, 5s. Id. mo tera Whare-karakia ki Pukaki.

Ko te tino take i karangatia ai taua hui, he korero mo Te Ahiwaru e noho ra ki