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MAORI MESSENGER. VOL. III.] AUCKLAND, FEBRUARY 12, 1863,—AKARANA, PEPUERE 12, 1863. [No. 1. Good books are like true mends ; they will never fail us ; never cease to instruct— never cloy." OUR Native readers will find in another column " The decision of the Governor in the dispute between ' Matiu and Te Tirarau,'T which im-portant paper was read by the Native Minister to the Chiefs and people concerned, assembled before Govern-ment House on the 7th instant. It will be remembered that Matiu Te Aranui, and Te Tirarau, for a lengthened period had been disputing as to the ownership of certain lands on the Mangakahia stream in the Kaipara District ; and that the dif-ferences between them had unfortu-nately in May last-led to hostilities, resulting in the loss of many valuable lives. The belligerents were imme-diately reinforced by the Mahurehure tribe and others from Hokianga and various localities, and formidable" Ko nga pukapuka papai, e penei ana me nga hoa pono; te whakarere i a tatou — te mutu te ako — te whakatina." . TERA e kitea, i tetahi atu wharangi, e nga Maori korero nupepa, " Te Whakaotinga o te Kawana i runga i te tautotohe o Matiu, raua ko Te Tirarau." He mea panui taua puka-puka tikanga nui, e Te Pere, Minita o nga mahi Maori, ki nga Rangatira, me nga tangata i whakamine ki te Whare o te Kawana, i te 7 o nga ra o Pepuere nei ano. E maharatia ana ano te ngangare-tanga o Matiu, o Te Tirarau, i te roki o te wa, roa noa, mo to raua tuturutanga ki nga whenua i te awa ' o Mangakahia, i te Takiwa o Kai-para; tona tukunga iho, ko te paka-nga whakamatapouri, i nga ra e Mei kua pahika ake nei, hinga iho i reira he tokomaha, hei nui mo te ao, mei ora. Kihai wheau, ka whaka-terekia mai, uru ana ko te Mahure-hure me era atu hapu, no Hokianga, no whea atu, hei whakahira mo nga