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"KO TE TIKA, KO TE PONO, KO TE AROHA." VOL. 12.] PO NEKE, TUREI, HANUERE 11, 1876. [No. 1. HE KUPU WHAKAATU KI NGA HOA TUHI MAI. He moni kua tae mai: Na W. Renera, o Taranaki, mo £ s. d. 1876.-Whatarau, o Opunake, Taranaki, (No. 1) O 10 O Hori Teira, o Opunake, Taranaki, (No. 1) O 10 O Na Rev. J. Stack, o Kaiapoi, mo 1876.Paora Taki, o Rapaki, Lyttelton ... 010 O Rore Pukekowhatu, o Wairau, Marl- borough. (No. 1) ... ... ... O 10 O Eru Tahitangata, o Otaki, (No. 1) ... 010 O
£2 10 O Ko MOHI TARA e ki mai ana i wera te whare o tetahi angata rangatira i Taranaki i te 29. o Nowema; engari kua wareware ia ki te whakaatu mai i te ingoa o taua rangatira. E i mai ana i pau etahi pu me nga paura, me nga kakahu, me etahi mere, me ona tara pounamu. Tenei kua tae mai ki a matou tetahi reta ingoa kore no te Peiwhairangi, he whakapai ki te reta a Wi Pere (i te Waka, Nama 21) mo nga Kai-whakawa o te Kooti Whenua Maori. E hara i te tikanga no matou te panui i nga reta Ingoa- kore. Ko HORIMA KATENE, o Kuaomoa, Whanganui, e mea ana da rongo ona hoa kua mate ia i nga waipuke o taua takiwa ina ;ata ake nei. Ko te whenua i noho ai ia, me tona whare, me ma rua taewa, kumara, i riro katoa i te wai.
He waka ta MITA K. NGATIPARE, o Rakarana, Akarana, mo ;e hoko. Tona roa e 66 putu, te whanui o te riu e 6 putu. E ki ana ia;" Ka nui te tere o taua waka i nga hoehoenga. E whai pea kei nga iwi mohio ki te hapai i tana mau i te hoe kaore tahi pea he hoa hokakari mona ina hoe tahi ki tenei waka. Ki te hiahia tetehi, etehi tangata ranei, iwi, hapu ranei, o te motu katoa ki te tango ki te hoko i taua waka, ka whaka- aetia mo te £200, kaore te nama e whakaaetia" Ko te POKIHA TARANUI, o Maketu, e koa ana ki te kaha me te tohe a nga Maori o Maketu i kitea i to ratou mahinga i tetahi maara taro i taua kainga. E ki ana ia kotahi eka me te hawhe be rahi o taua maara ; nga taro i whakatokia ki te whenua e 3037; ko te kirikiri he hawhe maero te roa o te mahinga mai, ko te kaata a te Hemara ki te pikau i nga kirikiri. E rua nga ohu nana i mahi i te tuatahi ki hai i oti, katahi ka mahia e te Pokiha ratou ko ona hoa tokotorute kau ma iwa nga ra i mahia ai ka oti. Ko o matou hoa o Whanganui e mea ana kia panuitia e matou te otinga o te whakawa a Reweti raua ko Mete Kingi. I kawea taua whakawa ki te Hupirimi Kooti e te Pakeha, e Reweti; a whakatuturutia ana te kupu whakatau a te Kooti o raro e te Tino Kai Whakawa o te Hupirimi Kooti, a oti rawa ana ki a Mete NOTICES AND ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. Subscriptions received: £ s. d. From W. Rennell, Esq., of Taranaki, for 1876.Whatarau, of Opunake, Taranaki (No. 1) O 10 O Hori Teira, of Opunake, Taranaki (No. 1) O 10 O From Rev. J. Stack, of Christchurch, for 1876.Paori Taki, of Rapaki, Lyttelton ... O 10 O Bore Pukekowhatu, of Wairau, Marl- borough (No. 1) ... ... ... O 10 O Eru Tahitangata, of Otaki (No. 1) ... 010 O
£2 10 O MOHI TAEA informs us that, on the 29th of November last, the house of a Taranaki chief was destroyed by fire; but he has forgotten to give us the name of the chief in question. He says several guns and a quantity of powder were burned; also a quantity of clothing, greenstones, and ear ornaments. We are in receipt of an unsigned letter from the Bay of Islands, referring favourably to the letter of Wi Pere (Waka, No. 21) iu reference to Judges of the Native Land Court. We do not, as a rule, publish anonymous letters.
HORIMA KATENE, of Kuaomoa, Whanganui, wishes his friends to know that he has been a great sufferer by late floods in that district. The land upon which he lived has been swept away by the floods, together with his house and stores of potatoes and kumaras. MITA K. NGATIPARE, of Raglan, Auckland, has a canoe for sale. It is 66 feet in length, and 6 feet wide in the bilge. He says :" This is an exceedingly swift-pulling canoe. When pulled by experts in handling their paddles probably no other canoe could come near it. If any man, or men, or hapu, or tribe, in any part of the island, should be desirous of purchasing it, it will be sold for £200, but no credit will be given."
Te POKIHA TARANUI, of Maketu, rejoices in the industry and perseverance of the Maketu Natives, as evidenced in the completion of a taro cultivation at that place. He says its area is one acre and a half; it contains 3,037 taro plants, and the gravel for spreading over the surface waa carted from a distance of half a mile in a cart belonging to Mr. Hamlin. Two working parties were originally employed in carrying on the work, but they left it unfinished. It was afterwards completed by Te Pokiha himself, and three assistants, in nineteen days. Our Whanganui friends desire us to notice that in the appeal case, Davis appellant, and Mete Kingi respondent, the judg- ment given in the Court below in favour of Mete Kingi was upheld by the Chief Justice at sittings in Banco of the Supreme Court. Dr. Buller was for Meto Kingi, and Mr. Hart for