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TE WAKA MAORI

O NIU TIRANI.

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

VOL. 11. ] PO NEKE, TUREI, AKUHATA 17, 1875. [No. 16.

HE KUPU WHAKAATU KI NGA HOA TUHI MAI.

He moni kua tae mai: — £ s. d.

Na Rihari Wunu, Kai-whakawa, o Whanganui, mo

1874. —Te Koeti............... O 10 O

1875. —Reihana Terekuku......... O 10 O

„ Wiremu Hauauru, o Kanihinihi... O 10 O

„ Tuhaia, o Maraekowhai......... O 10 O

„ Wirihana te Kuratawhiti, o Waitotara O 10 O

„ Peneta, o Koroniti......... 010 O

„ Hare te Moko, o Kanihinihi...... O 10 O

„ S. Manson, Esq.......... O 10 O

„ J. Duthie, Esq............. O 10 O

„ D. Monro, Esq............. O 10 O

,. Aperehama Tahunuiorangi...... O 10 O

1876. —D. Monro, Esq............. O 10 O

Na C. W. Ross, Esq., o Waikouaiti, mo

1875. —Matiaha Tiramorehu, o Moeraki, Otakou O 10 O

Na Hori Kere, mo

1875. —Huirama Tukarere, o Mangonui, Akarana 0100

£700

Ko MATIAHA TIRAMOREHU o Moeraki, Otakou, he tino

rangatira rawa no Ngaitahu, kua tuhia mai ki a matou tetahi

pukapuka whakapapa tupuna i a Tiki ra ano, te tangata tuatahi,

tae noa mai ki tona tamahine, ki a Rora te Uru Poroporo, kua

panuitia atu nei e matou tona matenga. E ki mai ana ia ko te

atua ko " Tane " te putake o nga tangata katoa, nga Maori me

nga Pakeha. Ko taua atua ko Tane, e ai ki tana, te atua nana

i " pokepoke nga oneone o te whenua, ka puta mai te tangata

tuatahi ko ' Tiki. ' Kaore ano kia kitea e Tane he tangata hei

noho i te whenua ka tuaruatia e ia te pokepoke i nga oneone, ka

puta mai te wahine tuatahi ko ' Io, ' ka whakanohoia e Tane

hei hoa wahine mo Tiki—na raua i whakawhanau te ao ki te

tangata. Ka puta ki mua ko Aioteki, haere tonu mai a tae noa

mai ki a Tupunu, haere tonu mai a tae noa mai ki a Tamatea

Itekotika, " a pera tonu tae noa mai ki a Rora te Uru Poroporo.

Ko H. KEEPA, o Wairewa, e ki mai ana i te 17 o nga ra o

Hune kua taha nei ka puta tetahi " tupuhi nui ki tera takutai;

i nui atu te hingahinga o te rakau o te ngahere; ko etahi kai-

puke kune no Timaru i pae ki uta, a mate ana etahi o nga

tangata o runga. He nui te wai i puke ki roto o Wairewa, a e

keri ana nga Pakeha i te ngutu-awa kia pakaru ai; ho nui te

moni i whakapaua ki runga ki taua mahi, engari ki taku he

moumou noa ia. E ki ana nga kaumatua i mua ai e kore e keria

e te tangata taua ngutu-awa, mana ano te wai e pakaru atu. Kua

turia te mahi patu-weera e Teoti Rapatini raua ko Henare

Tawa ki Hikuraki, e rua nga poti; engari kaore ano kia mate

he weera. Ko nga Maori o Wairewa kai te tua rakau mo te

mira kani rakau; te utu mo te mano putu,; me ka oti te kani i

te mira, te 14s. Nui atu te pai o taua mahi. "

NOTICES AND ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.

Subscriptions received: —

From R. Woon, Esq., R. M., of Whanganui, for £ s. d.

1874. Te Koeti............... O 10 O

1875. Reihana Terekuku............ 010 O

, Wiremu Hauauru, of Kanihinihi...... 010 O

, Tuhaia, of Maraekowhai......... O 10 O

, Wirihana te Kuratawhiti, of Waitotara... O 10 O

, Peneta, of Koriniti......... 010 O

, Hare te Moko, of Kanihinihi...... O 10 O

„ S. Manson, Esq............. O 10 O

„ J. Duthie, Esq............. O 10 O

„ D. Monro, Esq............. O 10 O

„ Aperahama Tahunuiorangi...... O 10 O

1876. D. Monro, Esq............. O 10 O

From C. W. Ross, Esq., of Waikouaiti, for

1875. Matiaha Tiramorehu, of Moeraki, Otago O 10 O

From George Kelly, Esq., for

1875. Huirama Tukarere, of Mangonui, Auckland O 10 O

£700

MATIAHA TIRAMOREHU of Moeraki, Otago, a Ngaitahu chief

of very high rank, sends us a long genealogical paper tracing

from Tiki, the first man, the descent of his daughter, Rora te

Uru Poroporo, whose death is notified in our obituary. He

says all men, Maoris and Pakehas, originally descended from

the god " Tane. " This Tane, he says, " mixed up some clay

of the earth, from which proceeded "the first man, Tiki. Tane

then, seeing there were no men to inhabit the earth. again mixed

up some clay, from which proceeded the first woman, 'Io, '

whom he gave to Tiki as a wife—and from those two came all

the inhabitants of the earth. First was born Aioteki, in direct

descent from whom came Tupunu, from whom was descended

Tamatea Itekotika, " and so on, down to Rora te Uru Poroporo.

H. KEEPA, of Wairewa, Little River, Middle Island writes

that on the 17th of June last " a heavy gale was experienced on

that coast; numbers of trees were blown down in the forest;

some schooners were driven on shore, and some of the crews

lost. A great body of water collected in the Wairewa, and the

Pakehas are trying to open the river by cutting a passage at the

mouth; much money has been spent on this work, but use-

lessly I fear. The old men say that the river mouth at one

time did not require cutting, that the water used to force it

open. Teoti Rapatini and Henare Tawa have fitted out two

boats for whaling at Hikuraki, but they have caught no whales

as yet. The Maoris of Wairewa are employed felling timber

for the saw mill, for which they receive 14s. for every thousand

feet sawn. This is excellent employment. "