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TE KARERE MAORI OR MAORI MESSENGER "Kia whakakotahitia te Maori me te Pakeha"

VOL. II.] . AUCKLAND, MARCH 13, 1862.—AKARANA, MAEHE 13, 1862. [No. 7. "Good books are like true friends; they will never fail us ; never cease to instruct—never cloy."

THE Native policy enunciated by the Governor, Sir George Grey, is known to the Maori people, an ex- planatory paper having appeared in the " Maori Messenger" of Decem- ber the 16th, 1861; and competent authorities assure us, that it has given general satisfaction. It will be well, perhaps, to advert to some of the leading points of the system, as its object is, to teach the Maori "to work for the common good of the country in which they live"; so that in time they may become " a happy people, rich, wise, and well instructed, and every year advancing in prosperity." Firstly, then: " The parts of the Island inhabited by Maoris, will be " Ko nga pukapuka papai, e penei ana me nga hoa pono; te whakarere i a tatou—te mutu te ako—te whakatina."

Ko nga tikanga a te Kawana, a Ta Hori Kerei, mo nga iwi Maori, e matauria ana, na te mea, i taia ki te " Karere Maori" i Tihema 16, 1861, te pukapuka; a, e kiia mai nei e te hunga e mohio ana, kua putaputa te whakapai o te tokomaha. Ka pai pea kia tohutohungia nga mea hori pu i roto i taua tikanga, na to mea, ko tona take tenei, he wha- kaako i nga tangata Maori, "kia mahi tahi i te pai mo te whenua e nohoia nei;" kia waiho ai ratou " hei iwi hari, whai-taonga, tohunga, ako- nga o te pai; a, kia purero haere ki te whai-rawatanga." Na, ko te tuatahitanga. " Ko nga wahi o tenei motu e nohoia ana e te tangata Maori, ka wehewehea, ki te