TE WAKA MAORI O NIU TIRANI
pea he korero rekareka e kata ai te Pakeha, ka kata noa atu te Maori kia mohio ai te Pakeha kei te rangona ona korero reka- reka. Ha! Ha!
Tenei te reta no Waiapu a "Kai Titiro Nupepa." Ko te tangata nana taua reta me tuku mai i tona ingoa pono, e hara i te mea kia panuitia rawatia, engari kia mohiotia ai he tangata pono ia.
Ko nga tangata o Te Mahia me pa ki tetahi Kai-whakawa korero ai mo nga " nanakia whanako " tokorua e korero mai nei a " Kotimana."
Ka tukuna te nupepa ki a Raniera Erihana, o Otakou, i runga i tana tono. Me tuku mai e ia kia te 10s. i te Meera, pera ano me etahi tangata.
E tuhi mai ana a Hamiora Tupaea, o Matapihi, Tauranga, e ki ana ka nui te whakamoemiti o te ngakau o nga tangata o taua kainga ki te mohio me te maia o te Pakeha ki nga mahi tohunga me nga mahi ahu-whenua, e kore nei e taea e ratou. Engari kua oti i a ratou te whakapai i nga taiepa o to ratou takiwa;
kua pai, kua waiho hei tauira mo etahi atu iwi.
Ko Hetaraka te Tawhero, o Whakatane, e ki mai ana no te 21 o nga ra o Mei kua taha nei i oti ai, e nga tangata o reira te hanga, tetahi whare whakairo pai rawa. Te roa 61 putu, te whanui 32 puta; te teitei o nga taha 8 putu, nga pou o te tahu te 17½ putu. Ko nga tohunga enei nana i hanga, ara; ko Pani- ora, Te Hata, Mihaera, Hira, Wi Taopuku, Heremia, Te Ma- tenga, me te Tatana o Te Whanau-a-Apanui.
. Ta matou e whakaaro ana i he te korerotanga a te tangata ki a Maika Pikaka mo nga Kaunihera Maori ki te Waipounamu, me etahi atu wahi. Ki hai matou i ata marama ki tona wha- kaaro. I hangaia ano, e te Minita mo te taha Maori, he Ture whakatu Kaunihera Maori; engari ki hai i whakaaetia e te Paremete i hui i te tau 1872.
Ko Hetaraka te Tawhero e tuhi mai ana he whakaatu mai kua 20 nga Pakeha e 200 nga Maori i hui ki te tanumanga o tona kotiro i Whakatane, i te 8 o Hune nei. E pouri ana ia ki te tanumanga o tona tamaiti ki tona koata eka i te taone. Tana i whakaaro ai, ma te Kawanatanga e whakarite i tetahi tanu- manga tupapaku mo te katoa.
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.
HE TANGATA MATE.
HUTITA HETARAKA., tamahine na Hetaraka te Tawhero, ki Whakatane, te Rawhiti, i te 8 o Hune nei. Ona tau te 18.
Eo KINGI WIREMU, rangatira no te Rarawa, ki Ahipara, takiwa ki Mangonui, i te 26 o Mei kua taha nei. Ko ia tetahi o nga Ateha tuatahi i whaka- turia i taua kainga i mua rawa, kua 27 nei nga tau kua taha i muri nei, a he tangata pono, kaha, ia ki te hapai i te ture. He tuakana ia no Hare Nepia Te Morenga, he tangata whai mana ano hoki ia. "E turakina iho ana te tangata kino i runga i tona he;
erangi te tangata tika ka whai tumanakohanga i tona matenga."
Te Waka Maori.
PO NEKE, TUREI, HUNE 30, 1874.
PAKARUTANGA O TE KAIPUKE PIRITIHI ATIMIRA.
Ko te korero kei raro nei o te matenga o te kaipuke, a te Piritihi Atimira, ki Kingi Aereni,, i te ata o te 23 o Mei kua taha nei, he mea whakawhaiti mai no nga korero o te matenga o taua kaipuke i taia tuata- hitia i roto i nga nupepa o Merepana, a tangohia mai ana panuitia ana i roto i te Niu Tirani Taima nupepa, o te 13 o Hune nei. Ko Kingi Aereni (he motu paku nei) e takoto ana i te kuititanga e tiriwa ana i nga motu e rua, a Teehimeenia me Aatareeria. Te mataratanga atu o taua motu i Po Neke nei e 2000 maero, kei te taha hauauru:
" Ko te korero o te matenga o taua kaipuke, e ki ana te Argus nupepa, no Merepana, he mea whaka- aroha rawa, no te mea e 79 rawa nga tangata i mate
the Pakehas conversing amongst themselves, and when anything funny appears to have been said, which creates a laugh, they join in with the laugh, as if they appreciated the joke. Ha! ha!
We have received a letter, signed "Newspaper Reader," from Waiapu. The writer must send his name, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith.
The Mahia Natives should apply to a magistrate in reference to the conduct of the two " incorrigible thieves " spoken of by " Scotchman."
The paper will be sent to Raniera Erihana, of Otago, as requested. He can send his subscription (10s.) by post, as others do.
Hamiora Tupaea, of Matapihi, Tauranga, writes that the Natives of that place have a high appreciation of the superior knowledge and ability of the Pakeha in works of art and industry, which they have vainly endeavoured to imitate. They have however, he says, succeeded in erecting very superior fences in their districtfences which are a pattern for all other tribes.
Hetaraka Te Tawhero, of Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, informs us that, on the 21st of May last, the Natives of that place completed a beautifully carved house, 61 feet long by 32 feet wide. The walls are 8 feet high, and the posts supporting the ridge pole 17½ feet. The following are the names of the skilled artizans who executed the work:Paniora, Te Hata, Mihaera, Hira, Wi Taopuku, Heremia, Te Matenga, and Te Tatana of Te Whanau-a-Apanui Tribe.
We think Maika Pikaka must have been misinformed respect- ing Native Councils for the Middle Island and elsewhere. We do not clearly understand his meaning. A Bill was prepared by the Native Minister to provide for the establishment of Native Councils, but it was thrown out by the Assembly during the Session of 1872.
Hetaraka te Tawhero writes that twenty Europeans and some 200 Maoris attended the interment of his daughter at Wha- katane, Bay of Plenty, on the 8th of June instant. He com- plains of having to bury her in his quarter-acre town section, and thinks the Government should lay off a piece of land as a public cemetery.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.
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HUTITA HETARAKA, daughter of Hetaraka te Tawhero, at Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, on the 8th of June instant, aged 18 years.
KINGI WIREMU, chief of the Rarawa, at Ahipara, Mangonui District, on the 26th of May last. He was amongst the first Assessors appointed in that district 27 years ago, and he has always been a faithful and. zealous supporter of the law, He was a brother of Hare Nepia Te Morenga, and a man of considerable influence. " The wicked is driven away in his wicked- ness ; but the righteous hath hope in his death."
THE WAKA MAORI.
WELLINGTON, TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 1874.
WRECK OF THE SHIP BRITISH ADMIRAL.
THE following account of the loss of the ship " British. Admiral " on King's Island, on the morning of the 23rd of May last, is abridged from particulars of the wreck compiled from the Melbourne newspapers, and published in the New Zealand Times of the 13th of June instant. King's Island is situated in the Strait between the Island of Tasmania and Australia, and is distant from Wellington about 2,000 miles west;
The story of the wreck (says the Argus) is a most heart-rending one, for no less than 79 lives have been lost, a great proportion of those who perished being