| TE WAKA MAORI
O NIU TIRANI.
"KO TE TIKA, KO TE PONO, KO TE AROHA."
VOL. 10.] PO NEKE, TUREI, TIHEMA 15, 1874. [No. 25.
HE KUPU WHAKAATU KI NGA HOA TUHI MAI
He moni kua tae mai: £ s. d. 1875.Matiu Kapene, o Waikouaiti Otakou ... 1 O O 1875. Tamati Tautuhi, o Waipiro, Tai Rawhiti O 10 O 1873. Tamati Tautuhi, o Waipiro, Tai Rawhiti O 10 O 1875.Hoparu, o Waikouaiti, Otakou ... ... 010 O
£2 10 O
E whakawhetai atu ana matou ki te atawhai o tera tangata, o Matiu Kapene, o Waikouaiti, e tuku tonu mai nei ia te pauna tinana, £1, ia tau ia tau, mo te Waka ki a ia. He pai kia whai etahi o o matou hoa taka-roa ki te tauira kua takoto i a ia.
He tangata hou a Hoparu, o Waikouaiti, ki te tango i te nu- pepa nei; a kua tupato rawa ia ki te ki mai kia pai atu he ko- rero mo te nupepa ki a ia i a etahi atu.
Kua tukua mai e te Rev. O: P. Mutu, o Kaiapoi, he panui mo te matenga o Etera te Muru, " he rangatira kaumatua rawa atu, he mea pani tonu tona tinana me ona kakahu ki te kokowai" [ he ritenga ia no mua na nga kaumatua tohunga i te wa o te ma- kutu. I mua ai he tohunga karakia Maori ia, he tangata rahi, he tangata mana. He tapu tona tinana, e kore e tata te kai ki ona nohoanga, ki ona takotoranga. Ka rua nga tau o tona urunga ki te Hahi; i iriiria e te Pihopa o Karaitiati. I muri nei wareware tonu ake ia ki nga mea katoa i muri kau ; engari i totoro tonu atu ki nga mea me nga mahi o mua, o tona tama- rikitanga. Tokowha tonu ona whanau e ora nei, he kaumatua anake. Ko te Uki tana tamaiti kaumatua, ko ona tau e rite ana ki te 76 ; ae whakaatu mai ana te Rev. G. P. Mutu, e ki ana, i runga i te ata rapu a nga Maori me nga Pakeha ki nga tau a taua koroheke, kitea ana kaore i hoki iho i te 150 tau!
Tena kua tukuna atu ki a Tamati Tautuhi nga nupepa o te
tau 1873 ki runga ki tana tono.
Kaore he tikanga o te reta a H. Hapai. Kua panuitia katoatia e matou nga korero o te hui ki Wharekahika, a kaore
he tikanga e hoki ai ano ki aua korero. . .
Me tuku mai e Paora Paniiraira, o Kawatiri, kia te 10s. Me kawe e ia aua moni ki te Potapeta, ka tono ai ki reira kia homai he pukapuka hei tukunga mai mana ki te Kai Tuhi o te
Me homai e Aperahama Mira, o Wainui, kia te 10s. ki a te Kai Tuhi, ka tuku atu ai he nupepa ki a ia.
Kaore e pai nga korero o te reta a Hutana Taru kia panuitia. Mo nga tangata e ki nei ia, ki te mea ka takaro ratou, ka raweke ki te ahi, kaua ratou e oho mehemea ka wera ratouna
ratou ano hoki. . E ki mai ana Te Kiwi, o Harataunga,, Tai Rawhiti, i kite
ratou nga Maori i t.etahi tohu i te rangi .i te 9 o nga haora o te po o te 25 o nga ra o Nowema. Tana whakaatu mai i te ahua o taua mea i te tikanga iho i te rangi i penei me te rere wai
NOTICES AND ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
Subscriptions received : £ s. d. 1875.Matthew Kapene, of Waikouaiti, Otago 100
Tamati Tautuhi, of Waipiro, East Coast O IO O 1873.Ditto ... ... ... ... ... O 10 O
1875.Hoparu, of Waikouaiti, Otago ... ... 010 O
£2 10 0
We beg to express our appreciation of the liberality of Matthew Kapene, of Waikouaiti, who regularly remits to us, each year, the sum of £1 as his subscription for the Waka. We wish some of our long-winded friends would follow his example.
Hoparu, of Waikouaiti, is a new subscriber, and ho is careful to stipulate that the "korero," in his particular paper, must bo more than usually interesting.
The Rev. G. F. Mutu, of Kaiapoi, sends a notice of the death of Etera te Muru, " a very ancient chief, whose body and clothes were always daubed over with red ochre "a common practice among the old seers in the days of witchcraft and necromancy. In olden times he was a magician possessing great power and influence. His body was sacred, and no food was ever suffered to be brought in contact with any place where he sat or reclined. About two years ago he was baptized by the Bishop of Christchurch, and became a member of the Church. Of late his mind became oblivious of things passing around him, although he seemed to retain a pretty clear recol- lection of the events and scenes of his early life. He has four children living, all old men. His eldest son, Te Uki, is said to be 76 years of age ; and our correspondent informs us that, according to the calculations of both Maoris and Pakehas, he himself could not have been less than 150 years old!
The papers for 1873 are sent to Tamati Tautuhi as requested.
Letter of H. Hapai of no consequence. We have already given a full report of the meeting at Wharekahika, and it is unnecessary to refer to it again.
Paora Paniiraira, of Westport, can forward his subscription, which is 10s., by Post-office order, payable to the Editor.
Aperahama Mira, of Wainui, should remit 10s. to the Editor, and the paper will be sent to him.
The subject of Hutana Taru's letter is unfit for publication. If the parties referred to will play with fire, they must not be . surprised if they get burned.
Te Kiwi, of Kennedy's Bay, East Coast:., states that-., at; nine o'clock on the night of the 25th of November last, the Natives , observed a meteor in the heavens. Ue describes its appearance . I as that of a " waterfall descending from the heavens, broad at