| TE WAKA MAORI
O NIU TIRANI.
"KO TE TIKA, KO TE PONO, KO TE AROHA. "
VOL. 11. ] PO NEKE, TUREI, PEPUERE 23, 1875. [No. 4.
HE KUPU WHAKAATU KI NGA HOA TUHI MAI.
He moni kua tae mai: £ s. d.
1875. Matini Matiu, o Port Albert, Akarana... 030 O
Wiremu Pepene Ngatai, o Taumarere,
Kawa Kawa, Pewhairangi...... O 10 O
Mr. Henry Williams, of Pakaraka, Pei-
whairangi......... ... O 10 O
Mr. A. C. Arthur, o Tokomaru, Tai
Rawhiti............... O IO O
Paora Toko ahu, hei a Hareti ma tiaki ai,
Runanga, Taupo. Mo nga tau e rua,
timata i te 1 o Hanuere, 1875... 1 O O
Pene Amene, Rev. Matiaha Pohewa,
Piripi Pahine, Epiniha Ratapu, me
Hemi Whakataka; hei A. C. Arthur,
o Tokomaru, te Tai Rawhiti, katoa
tiaki ai............... 2 10 O
Na J. Stack, o Kaiapoi, i tuku mai, mo
Hone Wetere Hauraki, o Ngawhakaputa- '
puta, Riverton, Otakou...... O 10 O
Paora Taki, o Rapaki, Lyttelton... O 10 O
Hone Wetere Tahea, o Rapaki, Lyttelton O 10 O
E ki mai ana a Raniera Erihana, o Otakou, ko Henare
Paitu, te kaumatua rangatira o Ngaitahu i mate ra i te 4 o
Pepuere nei i Otakou, kua 120 nga tau o taua koroheke. Tetahi,
i mohio taua kaumatua ki nga tangata tokorua, a Te Aparangi !
raua ko Maru, i hopukia e Kapene Kuka, whakaahuatia ana,
muri iho ka tukua ano engari kaore i whakaaturia mai
mehemea kua whanau a Henare Paitu i taua takiwa, kaore
ranei. He tangata mohio rawa ia ki te whakatakoto i nga
kawai o tona hapu i te haerenga mai i Turanga, a tae noa mai I
ki tenei wa.
Ko Tamihana Aperahama, o Kaipara, Akarana, kua tuhia
mai tetahi reta roa hei whakaatu mai i te marenatanga o etahi,
taitamariki i Muriwai, me te nui o nga kai, nga takaro, me nga,
inoi ki te Atua i taua marenatanga. Kaore he takiwa watea o
panuitia atu ai.
Ko nga Maori o Wangaehu e whakaatu mai ana i te hui i
whakaturia e ratou i taua kainga, i te 10 o nga ra o Pepuere nei,
hei kimi i te take a etahi tangata ki te whenua e huaina ana ko
Tapapa, a " whakaputaina ana i raro i to mana o taua hui te
pukapuka whakatuturu o taua whenua ki a Tatana Rangitauira
ki a Paora Waihua me o raua hapu katoa. " E mohiotia ana
tenei, ara tia whiwhi ra ano aua tangata ki tetahi pukapuka
whakatuturu i roto i te Kooti Whenua Maori katahi ka tirohia
to ratou take e te ture he take tika.
Kua whakarerea te kai waipiro e Raniera Erihana, o Otakou
NOTICES AND ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
Subscriptions received: £ s. d-
1875. Martin Matthew, of Port Albert, Auck-
land (No. 1)............ O 10 O
Wiremu Pepene Ngatai, of Taumarere,
Kawa Kawa, Bay of Islands (No. 1) O 10 O
Mr. Henry Williams, of Pakaraka, Bay
of Islands (No. 1)......... 010 O
Mr. A. C. Arthur, of Tokomaru, East
Coast (No. 1)...... ...... O 10 O
Paora Tokoahu, care of Messrs. Hallett
Brothers, Runanga, Taupo. For two
years from 1st January, 1875'... 1 O O
Pene Amene, Rev. Matiaha Pohewa,
Piripi Pahine, Ebenezer Ratapu, and
Hemi Whakataka; all to the care of
A. C. Arthur, Esq., of Tokomaru, East
Coast............... 2 10 O
From J. Stack, Esq., of Christchurch, for
Hone Wetere Hauraki, of Ngawhaka-
putaputa, Riverton, Otago (No. 1)... O 10 O
., Paora Taki, of Rapaki, Lyttelton (No. 1) O 10 O
,, Hone Wetere Tahea, of Rapaki, Lyttelton
(No. 1)............ O 10 O
Raniera Erihana, of Otago, informs us that Henare Paitu, an
old Ngaitahu chief who died on the 4th of February instant, at
Otago, was 120 years of age, and that he knew two men, named
respectively Te Aparangi and Maru, who were captured by
Captain Cook and set free again after their portraits had been
taken by himbut we are not informed whether Henare Paitu
was himself in existence at the time or not. He was noted for
his precise knowledge of the ancestry of his hapu from the time
of their migration from Turanga (Poverty Bay) down to the
Tamihana Aperahama, of Kaipara, Auckland, sends us a very
prolix report, of the marriages of several young people at
Muriwai with an account of the feasting, games, and religious
services on the occasion. We have no space for its insertion.
The Wangaehu Natives write that a meeting was convened
by them at that place, on the 10th of February instant, for the
purpose of investigating the claims of certain parties to a block
of land called Tupapa, and that a "certificate of title to the
said land was issued, under the authority of the said meeting,
in favour of Takana Rangitauira and Paora Waihua and their
respective hapus. " Of course it will be necessary for the parties
in question to obtain a certificate from the Native Lands Court
before their title can be acknowledged by law.
Raniera Erihana, of Otago, has abandoned the use of intoxi-