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THE MAORI MESSENGER. TE KARERE MAORI. VOL. VI.] AUCKLAND, SEPTEMBER 15, 1859.—AKARANA, HEPETEMA 15, 1859. [No. 19. HINTS FOR THE MAORI PEOPLE. CHAPTER III. WE have spoken of two causes of the rapid decrease of the Maori population. 1st, From the women being ill-fed whilst preg- nant, and from their being allowed by the men to carry heavy weights and to work be- yond their strength; 2nd, From the babies and little children having food unfit for them, and not having milk, which is their natural food. But there is another cause of sickness and of death which is fatal to all alike—men, women, and children and that is, the use KUPU WHAKAMAHARAHARA KI NGA, IWI MAORI. UPOKO III. E rua nga take i kore haere ai te iwi Maori ka oti nei te korero atu. Tetahi, ko te kai kino ma nga wahine i te mea e hapu aha, ko te tikanga hoki o nga tane e tuku nei i nga wahine hapu kia wahawaha i nga mea tai- maha rawa. Te rua o nga take, i korerotia ake nei, ko te mahi whangai i nga tamariki ki te kai kino, ko te kore waiu hoki ma ratou, he waiu hoki tana kai i tupu ake ai. Otira, tera ano tera putake mate, tona taunga kei a katoa, kei nga. tane, kei nga wahine, kei nga tamariki, koia hoki ko te kai i te kaanga pirau i te riwai pirau, ara i te kaanga kopuwai i te riwai kotero. Kua ro- ngo matou i te tangata Maori ka korero i nga take i whakatupu turoro ai ia, ara, ki tana whakaaro iho. Mea ana etahi, na te kai Pakeha ratou i matemate ai; mea ana etahi, he kakahu Pakeha te mea ki te whakamate i a ratou; a he pono ra ia he maha ano nga ta- ke i matemate ai nga tangata Maori. He mea pai ano te kakahu Pakeha, engari kia maha nga kakahu, mo te maku o etahi i te ua ka tango ai i etahi. Ki te mea ka kotahi