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"KO TE TIKA, KO TE PONO, KO TE AROHA." VOL. 13.]PO NEKE, TUREI, HANUERE 9, 1877. [No. 1. HE KUPU WHAKAATU KI NGA HOA TUHI MAI. Tenei kua tae mai etahi moni mo te nupepa nei, hei tetahi putanga o te Waka panuitia atu ai. Taihoa nga reta e mahia atu. TE UTU MO TE WAKA. Ko te utu mo te Waka Maori i te tau ka te 10s., he mea utu ki mua. Ka tukuna atu i te meera ki te tangata e hiahia ana me ka tukua mai e ia aua moni ki te Kai Tuhi ki Po Neke nei. TE WAKA MAORI.
PO NEKE, TUREI, HANUERE 9, 1877. I TE tirohanga whakamuri ki te tau 1876 kua taha ake nei, ahakoa he maha nga tikanga e kitea ana i tetahi taha hei haringa mo te ngakau, tera ano etahi tikanga kei tetahi taha e tika ana kia pouritia. He maha nga take whakawhetainga e kitea ana i roto i nga iwi e rua, ara mo to ratou noho pai, mo te whakahoa o tetahi ki tetahi. E mau tonu ana te rangimarietanga me te whakaaro pai o tetahi ki tetahi, a i te mea e pahure haere ana nga tau e kitea tonutia ana e raua tahi he tika kia whakarerea nga tautohetohe noa iho a ka mahi tahi, nga Pakeha me nga Maori, i nga tikanga hei tika mo te koroni katoa atu. Mo te taha ki te iwi Maori ake ano, he nui to matou koa ki a ratou e ngakau-nui tonu nei ratou kia akona a ratou tamariki ki te reo Ingarihi, kia taea ai e ratou, e aua tamariki, etahi o nga matau- ranga a te iwi Pakeha, kia whiwhi ai hoki ratou i te rawa i roto i to ratou mahinga tahitanga i nga wa e takoto ake nei. He tika kia akiaki tonu matou ki nga Maori kia kaha ratou te tohe kia akona a ratou tamariki. Me mahara hoki ratou kei te matauranga o nga tamariki ki nga akoranga Pakeha tetahi tikanga nui e whai oranga ai ratou a nga wa e takoto ake nei. Ko a matou kupu enei i ki ai matou i tetahi Waka, i nuia ai, ara," Ko nga matauranga i te iwi Pakeha e tika ana kia akona ki nga tamariki Maori i tenei wa, kaore he tino tikanga o aua matauranga e akona ai ki aua tamariki mehemea ko nga takiwa Maori o NOTICES AND ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. A number of subscriptions have been received, which will be acknowledged in our next. Letters received must stand over. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. The Subscription to the Waka Maori is 10s. per year payable in advance. Persons desirous of becoming subscribers can have the paper posted to their address by forwarding that amount to the Editor in Wellington. THE WAKA MAORI.
WELLINGTON, TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1877. IN looking back on the year 1876, although on the one hand we find much cause for congratulation, there are on the other, it must he confessed, some things to be deplored. We have much cause for thankfulness in the social and physical relations of both races to each other. Peace and good-will between both continue to prevail, and, as year suc- ceeds year, each realizes more and more how neces- sary it is for the welfare of the colony at large that, waving minor differences, Pakeha and Maori should act in concert and co-operation together. With regard to the Native race, more especially, we notice with great satisfaction that they continue to manifest an earnest desire that a knowledge o£ the English language should be imparted to their children, so as to enable them to acquire some of the information possessed by the Europeans, and be placed in a position to derive profit from their future inter- course with them. We cannot too frequently urge upon the Natives the necessity of doing all in their power to have their children educated. They should remember that the future welfare of their children depends, in a very great measure, upon the progress they make in acquiring a European education. In a previous number we said,"The European education which it is now necessary for the Maori youth to- acquire would have been, comparatively speaking,