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THE MAORI MESSENGER. TE KARERE MAORI. Vol.. V.] AUCKLAND, FEB. 27, 1858. AKARANA. PEPUERE 27. 1858. [No.5. THE FLAG-STAFF AT MONGONUI In the account given by us in the number for October 31st, 1857, of the meeting of the Chiefs and people of Ngapuhi, Te Rarawa and other tribes at Mongonui, to express to His Excellency, through their Resident Magistrate, their wish to have European Settlers located among them, and their senti- ments respecting the re-erection of the Flag- staff at Kororareka, frequent reference will be found in the Speeches there given of their intention to erect a Flag-staff at Mongonui also, as a token of their loyalty to the Queen. From letters lately received from that district, we learn that on the 26th January last, messages were sent to all the principal Chiefs and villages, from Whangaroa north- wards, requesting them to meet at Mongonui, for the purpose of carrying out their resolu- tion. The spar having been prepared by Porrua, on Tuesday the 2nd ultimo, the Flag-staff was erected on Barrack-hill in the presence of about six hundred natives, the crews of the whale ships in the port, and TE KARA KI MANGONUI. Tena, kei te Karere o Oketopa 31; 1857, nga korero mo te huihuinga o nga Rangati- ra me nga tangata o Ngapuhi, o te Rarawa me era atu iwi, i tu ki Mangonui. Te take i huihui ai, he whakapuaki i o ratou hiahia ki a Te Waiti, Kai-whakawa Tuturu, kia no- hoia o ratou whenua e te Pakeha, a, he wha- kaatu hoki i o ratou whakaaro mo te wha- kaarahanga o te kara ki Kororareka. I pu- ta tonu i reira te kupu kia whakaturia hoki he kara ki Mangonui, hei tohu mo to ratou whakapiri ki a Te Kuini. Kua rongo matou i nga pukapuka kua tae hou mai i taua wahi, no to 26 o nga ra o Hanuere kua pahure nei, ka tukua nga karere ki nga tino Rangatira ki nga kainga katoa hoki, i Whangaroa, a, puta noa ki raro, kia huihuia ki Mangonui, kia korerotia nga tikanga, kia mahia hoki. Ka oti nga rakau te tarai te whakapai e Po- rorua; na, no te Turei, no te 2 o nga ia o te marama kua pahure nei, ka whakaarahia ki Puke-paraki ki te aroaro o nga tangata Maori e ono rau, me nga heramana o nga kaipuke patu weera me nga pakeha ano ho- ki o reira; ka oti, ka tutungarahu ka whai- korero. E pai ana matou ki tenei korero kia taia ki te Karere nei, hei matakitaki ma