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THE MAORI

TE KARERE MAORI.

VOL. V.] Aucland September 15, 1858 AKARANA. HEPITEMA 15, 1858. No. 15.

DURING the recent Session of the General Assembly of New Zealand two important Acts were passed especially affecting the Maori people. Our Maori friends have frequently been told that it is the earnest wish of the Governor, as the Queen's Representative, to encourage and assist to the utmost of bis power those who are really desirous of elevating themselves and. their people by the adoption of the civilised institutions of the Pakeha. A summary of Ihe English Laws has been translated and placed in their hands for the purpose of enlightening them on these subjects, and they now possess the means of acquainting themselves with the principles of those just and wise laws which for so many generations have been the protection of the Pakeha and

the glory of the English nation, and which every true Englishman obeys and loves and:

is at all times ready to support and defend:

The Acts peferred to have been passed for the purpose of aiding the efforts of those native tribes living apart from Europeans who wish to be governed and protected by the same laws as their Pakeha neighbours.

The first of these Acts is called "The

TE nohoanga a te Runanga Nui o Nui Tirani i pahure tata ake nei, e rua tahi nga tino Taroi i wbakalakotoria^ tona taunga kei runga kei tangata Maon.

1 Koa tini nga' matanga aia ki nga hoa. Maori, ko ta te Kawana i tiho whai ai ko to whakanra ko (e whakakaha I te bung» « hiahia pono ana kia maraog« ake Iroio i ta kuwaretangakisr hapainga hoki te iwi, he mea tango ki nga. rileoga marama o te Pakeha» Te Kawana i pera* ai, ko ia hoki io Te Kuini Ahua ki tenei whenua. Na, wbakamaoriUa ana tetahi Pukapuka whakarapopoto i nga Ture o logaraD^ luJuia an» ki nga tangata. Maori hei whakamarama ki era nga ritinga;

takoto ana. (enei kei tona aroaro nga korero» wbakaatuatu. I nga putake^ aua Ture tika, Ture roarama^ i noho. Uka a»; te Pakeha ea tini nei ngai whakatupuranga tangata. Koia. hoki ko aua Tare ta ta Ingarani' Iwi i wbakakororia aL Koia hoki ko ,i«na Ture- tar io Ingarani tangata pono I Kongo .ton»,oi 1 matapopore-nui ai. Koia hoki ko (aon Ture tana mea nui (waiho hei Uaki kei hapar mana. Waihoki ko pnei nga Tnre e rua i korcroua akera, kua whakatakotoria hei. oea whakakaha! i era nga Iwi Maorl e noho mo- tuhake nei i le Pakeha, a» hiahia ana kia watho ko aua Tnre lahi ano « arwhina nei