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THE MAORI MESSENGER

TE KARERE MAORI. VOL. 1.] AUCKLAND, JAN. 31, 1857. —AKARANA, HANUERE 31, 1857. [No. 1. THE year 1857 has now commenced, and we hope that the natives will turn every day and month of it to good account. We are glad to observe that many of the differences which have for some time existed between the Natives and Europeans have disappeared; and it is to be hoped that a stale of harmony and good feeling will long continue to exist between the two races, whose interests, from living in the same country, are so closely identified. The Na- tives frequently have vague suspicions, more especially those who live in the remote and interior settlements, where they have little intercourse with the English. that the Euro- peans design to do them much injury. For- tunately, the greater portion or the natives, who are in frequent communication with the white men, do not believe in such assertions, and often remark on the childish folly of those who give credence to them. The persons who believe in such reports should ask themselves, "Why should the Europeans wish us any harm?" Are not the Natives every day engaged in planting potatoes, sowing wheat, or producing other commodities for the Europeans, while they TENEI kua timata te tau 1857, a e rapu atu ana matou ki a koutou tangata Maori kia whakaputaia he painga mo koutou i roto i nga ra me nga marama o tenei tau. E hari ana matou i te kitenga ai e whaka- pahure haere ana nga raruraru o nga Maori ki nga Pakeha; a e hiahia ana matou kia mau tonu tenei tikanga noho mane, noho aroha, o nga iwi erua, no te mea kotahi tonu kainga e noho ai, kotahi hoki tikanga mo raua tahi. Kotahi ra te mea, e ahua tupato ana etahi o nga tangata Maori,—a ratou ia e noho ana i te tuawhenua, i nga wahi e kite ouou ana i te Pakeha,—e wehi ana kei hengia ratou. Otira ko te nuinga o nga tangata Maori, e kite tonu ana i te Pa- keha, ekore ratou e whakapono ki ena korero,—whakaaro tonu ai ratou be hori- hori noa iho, he korero tamariki. Kia penei ra te ui o ratou e whakapono ana ki enei korero, "Hei aha. ra ma te Pakeha ka kino mai ai kia matou?" Ehara