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TE WANANGA. e riro rawa atu ai nga whenua a te Maori hei mahi i na Te Kawanatanga. Kua tino kore rawa atu taua Ture e kiia hei Ture, kua rongo matou, kua kiia e Te Honiana o te Runanga Ariki, te Ture mo nga Maori Karauna Karati mo te pito o te motu nei ki Turanga. A kua ahua whakaaetia etahi o nga korero o taua Ture e taua Runanga Ariki, i te mea ano ia e ngaro atu ana a Kanara Witimoa raua ko te Kata Porena i iaua Runanga. Otiia e kore ano taua Ture e kiia hei Ture. Kia mahia ra ano e te Paremata o te iwi, ara e te Paremata a Karaitiana, a Hone Nahe ma e noho nei raua i tana Paremata. A kia tae taua Ture a Te Honiana ki te Paremata a te iwi. Kei reira te mahia ai, te uia ai, te rapu rapua ai ona tikanga e Kawana Kerei, e Te Hiana me te tini noa atu o nga mohio, e rapu nei ratou kia puta he tika ki te Maori. Kahore ano matou i kite noa i taua Pire Tare, a kahore ano matou i mataa noa ki ona tikanga. Otiia e ahua tupato ana matou ki ona nawenga e he ai, a e raru ai nga mahi. He mea hoki na matou, ki te nui me te kino o nga mahi, e mahia ana, ana kiia he kupu hou hei [ whakaranea kupa mo nga Ture tawhito. A he tupato ano hoki ta matou, no te mea i mahia taua Pira e te hunga na ratou taua Ture i ki hei Ture. I te tau 1869 i mahia ai e Ngatihokohe ma nga kupu apiti ki ietahi Tare, a na aua kupu i tika ai, ara, i ahua tika ai etahi o a ratou mahi, ko ana kupu apiti a ratou i mahi ai ki te Tare, he mea mahi huna e ratou, a ko aua kupu i mea, ko nga hea katoa i roto i te Karauna Karaati, kia kana e riterite te nui ki ia tangata, ki ia tangata o te Karaati. A na nga kupu apiti hou atu a ratou a Ngatihokohe ma i kore ai e tau nga tikanga o tana Ture, ki nga hea a Tareha raua ko Te Waaka Kawatini i mahia nei hoki e raua. A, a tera putanga o TE WANANGA nei, ka korero ano matou i a matou korero mo te Pira Ture nao nga tangata Maori. I te mea hoki, e kiia ana e te korero a te ngutu, a mehemea he pono a te mangai e puaki ai, kei te noho raru ano hoki te mahi nanakia ki nga whe- nua o Papati Pei, e rite ana ki o Heretaunga te kino.

The Te Wananga. Published every Saturday. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 187G.

BY all accounts this session of Parliament is drawing rapidly to a close. The members, who will soon have been four months in attendance, are becoming worn out by the fierce straggle of parties which has occu- pied nearly the whole session, and are beginning to lose much of the fire and vigor which have hitherto sustained them. Most of the members have their sheep runs or farms or businesses to attend to, and we need not say how much these suffer from the long continued absence of their owners. It is only the professional politician, who gets himself elected in the expectation of selling his vote for the reward of some salaried office sinecure, that is not moved by any such consideration; and it is well for New Zealand thatthis class is much less numerous in the present

We trust that the corrupt era of the Fox-Vogel- M'Lean Governments is passing away, and giving place to a purer and more patriotic Regime, in which, economy will sweep away many useless offices, and the fitness of every individual for really necessary appointments, will be the only pass- port. We do not join in the cry that the time and money of the Colony have been wasted this session. On the contrary, we contend that the results have been very great. The country has managed, after a tre- mendous effort, to shake off its "Old man of the Sea;" and the great Sir Julius has been compelled to retire, certainly not covered with laurels, from his autocratic rule over the destinies of New Zealand, which he has exercised we may say almost uncontrolled, for the last seven years. And with what fatal results let the present state of our finances speak : But the break up of the Vogel Cabinet has brought about another great deliverance. The Colony has virtually got rid of the Arch-Impostor, the Native Minister, by the almost magic influence of whose name the Governments, which, have succeeded Mr. Stafford since 1869. Lave alone been able to sustain, themselves. His retirement at the end of the session is an understood thing ; and the fall of the once omnipotent Sir Donald adds another example of the ephemeral nature of all power, which has no other foundation than hollow pretensions, incapable of standing the strain of adverse circumstances. We almost are inclined to pity the fallen Potentate—for he has been for long and sad years a power in the country—but we of both, races have suffered, and are suffering so much, from his mis- rule that time has not yet softened our feelings of re- sentment, or healed over our sense of injuries. A relentless Nemesis however is pursuing him : and his name, instead of being cherished by Natives and Europeans alike, as it might have been had his policy i been a true and honest one, will disappear from the public arena of the Colony, to be only ever and anon, iu times of trouble of which he has been the cause, remembered with anger and disgust." Another important result has followed the downfall of Vogel and M'Lean, the real pillars of the Government. The Colony has at last roused itself from its delicious dreams of unbounded and perpetual prosperity, and has discovered that it stands ou the verge of a preci- pice—the yawning gulf of Financial ruin. We have, however, such confidence iu the resources of this young country as to believe that, by a system of rigid economy iu the expenditure of the Colony, and after some period of comparative rest has succeeded the fitful feverishness of the last few years, we shall yet emerge from our difficulties, and inake a steady ad- vance in population and wealth. So far as we can at present see, the session, will be singularly barren in any legislation affecting the peculiar interests of the Natives. Sir Donald's proposed Land Bill, which was intended still further to enclose the administration. of Native lands ia the Governmental embrace, has died a natural death, and will be no more heard of. We hear of a " Native Grantees Bill," the offspring of Mr. Randall Johnstone, of Poverty Bay, having