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TE WAKA MAORI

O NIU TIRANI.

KO TE TIKA, KO TE PONO, KO TE AROHA."

VOL. 10.]

PO NEKE, TUREI, HEPETEMA 8, 1874.

[No. 18.

HE KUPU WHAKAATU EI NGA HOA TUHI MAI.

He moni kua tae mai:— £ s. d. Na Rihari Wunu, Kaiwhakawa, i tuku mai mo 1874.—Hare Matenga, o Iruharama ... ... O 10 O

1874.—Hamuera Wunu, o Wangaehu. ... ... O 10 O

1874.— Rev. T. L. Tudor, o Wanganui ... ... 010 O

1874-75.—Te Moanaroa, o Patea ... ... 1 O O

1874—Tuatini, o Tapapa ... ... ... 010 O

1874.—Tiongaroa, o Kai Iwi ... ... ... O 10 O

£3 10 O

Tenei kua tae mai tetahi reta ingoa koro no te Niho-o-te- Kiore, i te takiwa ki Taupo, he whakapai ki tetahi kaumatua rangatira, ko Eruera Te Uremutu tona ingoa, mo tona piri tonu ki te karakia Katorika i te takiwa kua mahue e ona hoa taua hahi. Kaore matou e panui i nga reta ingoa kore.

E mea ana a T. Tautuhi kia panuitia atu e matou tetahi hui mo nga iwi o te Tai Rawhiti kua karangatia e tetahi rangatira, a Iharaira Houkamau, ki Makeronia hui ai a te 21 o nga ra o Hepetema nei; ko te take he rapu t.ikanga pai e neke ake ai te iwi i runga i nga t.ikanga Pakeha. Kua oti nga whare nui e rua hei nohoanga mo nga manuhiri. Ko te roa o tetahi e 22 A- whanganga a te ringa, ko te whanui e 3 whanganga ; e 30 wha- nganga te roa o tetahi, e 4 whanganga te whanui. Ko te pou o te haki e 50 put.u te teitei ; ko te haki nui i iri i mua ki runga ki te pou a Meiha Ropata i Mataahu.

Ko Raniera Erihana e ki mai ana kua hangaia i Otakou e nga Maori tetahi whare e 62 putu te roa, te 18 putu te whanui. E 8 putu to teitei o nga tara ; kaore he pou tahu o taua whare. He whare paraki taua whare ; i wanihitia a roto. £182 nga moni i utua ai taua whare mo nga paraki me te kamura. Na Hori Kerei Taiaroa e £40 o aua moni; na Korako Karetai e £20, na Timoti Karetai te £15; na Timoti Rapatini, na Raniera Erihana, na Wiremu Potiki, taki te £10 a te tangata, kotahi; na Taihu Hape, na Tiaki Rapatini, na Ri Kipana, taki £5 a te tangata kotahi; na Mohi Ngatata e £3. Ko te toenga o aua moni he mea homai na etahi atu tangata, he mea iti iho a te tangata kotahi tana homaitanga. Te £18 i whakapaua i te whakawhetaitanga o taua whare, tera atu etahi e kiia ana na te Kawanatanga i homai. Kotahi te kau momona na Raniera Erihana, e waru hipi na Kerei Taiaroa. Na Teone Topi kotahi te kau pauna, £10, hei hoko raite. Kaore i whakaaturia mai te tangata nana taua whare, me te tikanga i hanga ai.

Ko te reta ahuareka rawa nei, a Te Wehi o Waikouaiti, mo te whakapau ngaherehere, me etahi atu tikanga, taihoa e panui marire. Kaore i oti i a matou te whakatu ki te reo Pakeha, te puta ai i tenei putanga o te nupepa.

Ko Manahi Te Karawa, o nga hoia Maori i Werengitana nei, kua tuhituhi mai i tetahi reta roa, he whakaatu ki ona hoa o te Rawhiti i te pai o t.a ratou mahi ako ki nga tikanga hoia i Po

NOTICES AND ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.

Subscriptions received :— £ s. d. From R. Woon, Esq., R.M., for 1874.—Hare Matenga, of Iruharama ... ... O IO O

1874.—Hamuera Wunu, of Wangaehu ... 010 O 1874 Rev. T. L. Tudor, of Whanganui ... 010 U 1874-75 Te Moanaroa, of Patea ... ... 1 O O

1874.—Tuatini, of Tapapa ... ... ... O 10 U

1874.—Tiongaroa, of Kai Iwi ... ... ... 010 O

£3 10 O

We have received an anonymous letter from Te Niho-o-te- Kiore, in the Taupo district, in praise of an old cheiftain, named Eruera Te Uremutu, for his consistent adherence to the Roman Catholic religion when others had renounced the faith We arc not in the habit of publishing anonymous letters,

We are requested by T. Tautuhi to say that a public meeting of the East Coast tribes has been called by the chief Iharaira Houkamau, to be held at. Makeronia on the 21st day of Sep- tember instant, for the purpose of considering the best means of advancing the people generally in the civilization of the Euro- peans. Two large houses have been erected for the accomodation of those who attend, one being 22½- fathoms in length, and 3 fathoms in width, and the other, 30 fathoms by 4 fathoms. A nag-staff 50 feet in height has been erected for the large flag used by Major Ropata at Mataahu on a similar occasion.

Raniera Erihana writes that the Natives have erected at Otago, a house 62 feet in length, and 18 feet wide. The side walls arc 8 feet high, and the ridge-pole is entirely unsupported by pillars. The house is built with boards, and the1 lining is planed smooth. The cost of material and building, was £182, of which sum, Hori Kerei Taiaroa contributed £40; Korako Karetai, £20;

Timot.i Karetai, £15; Timot.i Rapatini, Raniera Erihana, and Wiremu Potiki, £10 each; Taihu Hape, Tiaki Rapatini, and Ri Kipana, £5 each ; Mohi Ngatata £3. The rest of the money was collected amongst the people, in smaller sums. Eighteen pounds were spent at the opening ceremony, in addition, we aro told, to some assistance afforded by the Government. Raniera Erihana provided a fat bullock towards the feast, and Kerei. Taiaroa eight sheep, and Teone Topi expended £10 in "lights." We are not informed for whom the house was erected, or for what purpose.

The very interesting and amusing letter from Te Wehi of Waikouaiti on the destruction of forests, and on other matter?, will appear in due time. We have been unable to translate if, in time for this issue.

Manahi Te Karawa, of the Native Contingent in Wellington, writes a long letter, for the information of his friends on the East Coast, describing in favourable terms, the drill and dis-