TE WAKA MAORI O NIU TIRANI.
nga korero o ta ratou purei hoiho i roto i te taiepa a Tonore Pereiha, o taua kainga, i te 16 o nga ra o Tihema kua taha nei. E ono nga tino pureiko te purei Peke Taiepa me etahi atu e 5, me nga haka reihi. Te Peke Taiepa, nga moni £10 ; te roa, kotahi maero me te hawhena te Pakeha tenei i wini. Reihi tuarua, £10 ; te roa, e rua maero. Reihi tuatoru, £8 ; te roa, kotahi maero me te hawhe. Reihi tuawha, £6; te roa, kotahi maero. Reihi tuarima, £12; te roa, e rua maero me te hawhe he Pakeha nana tenei i wini. Reihi tuaono, £5 5 te roa, kotahi maero.
Te 10s. a W. Wharepa, o Wharekauri i tae mai ki a matou, a i whakaaturia e matou aua moni i roto i te Waka Nama 3, Pepuere 10,1874. Kaore ano he moni i tae mai ki a matou i muri mai o enei. Me tuku mai e koe nga moni mo te tau 1875.
I punuitia e matou i mua tata ake nei ki nga tangata kaore e utu i a ratou nupepa kia toru marama ka haehaetia atu, i to matou pukapuka rarangi ingoa, nga ingoa a nga tangata pera katoa. Ko tenei kua pahemo noa atu aua marama, na kei muri iho o te putanga o tenei nupepa kotahi nei ka puritia mai e matou nga nupepa ki etahi tangata kua, maha noa nei a ratou tau e tango ana me te kore tonu e whakaaro mai. He tikanga tika tenei mo te taha hoki ki nga tangata e utu tonu ana.
Ko Manahi te "Karawa, o Mourea, Rotorua, e riri rawa ana ki a matou mo tona nupepa e ki ana kaore e tae atu ana ki a ia. Kua mahue i a ia te Niho-o-te-Kiore, kua noho ke ia ki Mourea, Rotorua, a e mea ana ia me tuku te nupepa mana ki " Te Poutapeta, Te Ngae, Rotorua." Kua tukuna tonutia te nupepa ki a ia, engari no tona haerenga he kainga ka noho ai ko te mea tika me whakarite e ia he tikanga e tukua atu ai te nupepa ki te kainga i haere ai ia, me whakaatu mai ranei ki a matou tona kainga hou. Ko tenei ka whakaaetia tana e ki mai nei.
Tenei kua tukua mai e Hapi Rewi, o Ngatitara hapu, Ohine- muri, nga take katoa o ana tupuna, me ona kawai, kia mohiotia ai he rangatira ia, he tangata hoki ia e tata ana ki te whenua i Ohinemuri. E ki mai ana e kore ia e pai kia riro tona whenua, engari ko te koura e riro mo nga taonga i tangohia e ratou.
HE TANGATA MATE.
Ko KAPO, he kaumatua makutu, i mate ki Waikirikiri, Waikouaiti, i te 14 o Nowema kua taha nei. Ona tau 80.
WIREMU PATENE, i Kaiwhaiki, Whanganui, i te 29 o Tihema, 1874.
Ko RIHARA TE AWHIO, no te Ngaitaneroa hapu, i mate ki Taumata, Wairarapa, i te 30 o Tihema kua taha nei. He tangata e arohatia nuitia ana e tona hapu.
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 Mahia ana me ka tukua mai e ia aua moni ki te Kai Tuhi ki Po Neke nei.
PO NEKE, TUREI, HANUERE 12, 1875.
Eo te kupu a TA TANARA. MAKARINI kua tukua mai e ia, na te waea mai, kia panuitia atu e matou ki nga rangatira me nga hapu o te motu katoa tona aroha ki a ratou me tona hiahia kia ora tonu ratou i roto i te tau hou nei 1875, me tona tino hiahia hoki kia roa ratou e noho ana i runga i nga manaakitanga o te rangimarietanga me te whairawatanga, ratou ko o ratou hoa Pakeha.
I A TATOU ano e whakakoakoa ki te tau hou kua timata atu nei, e whai take nui ana ano hoki tatou e hari ai e whakawhetai ai te ngakau mo nga painga me nga manaakitanga i tukua mai ki a tatou i te tau kua pahemo ake nei. Ki hai tatou i mate, pera me etahi atu iwi o te ao, i te hemo kai, i te mate uruta, i te whawhai ranei; kua tukua nuitia mai e te whenua ona hua hei utu mo te mahi a o tatou ringaringa ; ki hai tatou i matemate i
account of a Maori race meeting held in the paddock of Mr Donald Fraser, of that place, on the 16th of December last There were six eventsa hurdle race and five others, besides hack races. Hurdle stakes, of £10: distance one mile and a half; won by a Pakeha. Second race, £10; distance two miles. Third race, £8; distance one mile and a half. Fourth race, £6;
distance one mile. Fifth race, £12: distance two miles and a half; won by a Pakeha. Sixth race, £5 ; distance one mile.
We received 10s. from W. Wharepa, of Chatham Islands, which was duly acknowledged in Waka No. 3, February 10, 1874. No further sum has been received since. Send your subscription for 1875.
Some time ago we notified to those of our readers who had neglected to pay up their subscriptions, that after a period of three months we should strike off our list the names of such defaulters. That time has now more than expired, and we shall, therefore, after the present issue,, withhold the paper from a number of persons who have paid nothing for some years. This is but justice to those who do pay regularly.
Manahi te Karawa, of Mourea, Rotorua, is exceedingly cross with us because he does not, he says, receive bis paper. He has left Niho-o-te-Kiore, and now resides at Mourea, Rotorua, and he desires that his paper may be addressed to " The Post Office, Te Ngae, Rotorua." The paper has been regularly posted; to Manahi, but when he changed his place of residence he should either have made arrangements to have his paper sent after him, or he should have sent us his new address. His wishes shall be attended to.
Hapi Rewi, of Ngatitara hapu, Ohinemuri, by way of proving his chieftainship and his claim to the Ohinemuri district, sends us a long genealogical list of his lines of ancestry. He says he objects to part with his land, but he is willing to let the Pakehas have the gold in liquidation of advances received.
KAPO, an ancient seer and magician of note, at Waikirikiri, Waikouaiti, on the 14th of November last. Aged 80 years.
WIREMU PATENE, at Kaiwhaiki, Whanganui, on the 29th of December, 1874.
RIHARA TE AWHIO, of Ngaitaneroa Tribe, at Taumata, "Wairarapa, on the 30th of December last. Deeply regretted by his tribe.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.
The Subscription to the Waka Maori is 10s., payable in advance, per year. Persons desirous of becoming subscribers can have the paper posted to their address by forwarding that amount to ihe Editor in Wellington.
WELLINGTON, TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1875.
SIR DONALD McLEAN, by telegraph, desires to convey to the chiefs and tribes throughout the country the expression of his kind wishes during the new year 1875, and his earnest hope that they may long enjoy the blessings of peace and prosperity in common with their Pakeha brethren.
WHILST welcoming the new year upon which we have entered, we have abundant reason to be thank- ful for the material prosperity and the many bless- ings we have enjoyed during the year which is gone for ever. We have not suffered, as some other less favoured nations have, from famine, or pestilence, or war ; the earth has bountifully repaid the labours of our hands by a plentiful increase of her fruits ; no deadly plague has decimated our numbers ; no dread