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MAORI MESSENGER VOL. II.] AUCKLAND, MAY 1, 1862.—AKARANA, MEI 1, 1862. [No. 9. "Good books are like true friends; they will never fail us; never cease to instruct—never cloy."

IN another column of this journal, will be found an interesting paper relative to the late misunderstanding between the Nga- timahuta and the Ngatiwhauroa tribes, which resulted in the latter renouncing its allegiance to Matutaera, sending back his flag, and inviting the Resident Magis- trate, Mr. Gorst, to its chief settlement, Kahumatuku.

There are some very just observations in this article, which we endorse with all heartiness, and recommend them to the especial notice of our Maori friends, many of whom seem to imagine that they confer a peculiar favour upon the Govern- ment by denouncing the adherents of the Maori king. " Be careful," says the pa- per in question, "to behave with strict justice to those on the other side, (i.e. the king party), and do not consider yourselves to be the enemies, but the friends oi the kingites. All should labours together to convince the other party of the sincerity of our friendship, that one law may be established" "Ko nga pakapaka papai, e penei ana me nga hoa pono; te whakarere i a tatou—te mutu te ako—te whakatina."

I TETAHI atu wharangi o tenei nupepa ka kitea tetahi pukapuka whakaahuareka mo te ngangaretanga a Ngatimahuta, a Nga- tiwhauroa; a, ko te tukunga iho, ne maunutanga mai i te Kingi Matutaera, he whakahokinga i te kara> he tononga mai i te Kai Whakawa i a Te Kohi, ki to ratou tino kainga, ki Kahumatuku, e Ngatiwhauroa. Nui atu te tika o etahi korero i roto i te pukapuka kua kiia atu nei; a, e tino whakaae a-ngakau ana maua ki aua kupu whai hua. Na me titiro makutu te hinengaro o nga Maori ki ana tu kupu, na te mea e puta tonu ana nga korero ririri o te tini ki nga tangata e piri ana ki te kingi, whakaaro ai aua tangata kupu kino he aroha nui tenei na ratou ki te Kawanatanga. " Kia tino tika te mahi ki tera taha, ki te taha kingi, " e ai ko taua pukapuka. '' Kaua e whakaaroa te taha ki te Kawanatanga he hoa riri ratou ki te taha Kingi, engari hei hoa pono; a me whakarite i nga hua pai o te whaka- noatanga, kia tupu tahi ai i roto i te ture o te whakakotahitanga."