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THE MAORI MESSENGER 2 TE KARERE MAORI. with them. They seemed fully to appreciate this mark of regard and reference was made to it several times in their subsequent speeches. Before dismissing a subject which has of late filled our columns and claimed our chief attention, we have a few words to say to our Maori readers. Friends,—We have given you a true and faithful account of the sayings of your Chiefs who took part in the Governor's Runanga. We have re- ported their speeches at full length in order to guard against misrepre- sentation; and, as a further precau- tion, we have (except in a few acci- dental cases) submitted our Reports, day by day, to the respective speakers to afford them the opportunity of correcting any mistake or omission which might occur. We have not suppressed anything that might seem unfavourable to the Government. On the other hand the Chiefs were invited by His Excellency, and sub- sequently on frequent occasions by Mr. McLean, to speak their senti- ments freely, and to state plainly and without reserve any complaints or grievances they might have to make. We believe that all of them have returned to their homes satisfied with the result of the meeting—assured of the Governor's concern in the welfare of their race, and of the friendly spirit generally entertained by the Pakeha people towards them. And we would take this opportu- nity of bearing our testimony to the nga rangatira, na ka noho ki reira kai ai—ratou ia ko nga tangata o te Runanga. Tino whakapai ana ratou ki taua tohu aroha, waiho iho he korero ma ratou i te aroaro o te Runanga. Kiki noa ta matou nupepa, i enei wa ka pahure nei, i nga korero o te Runanga—tumau tonu hoki nga whakaaro ki taua mea. Ko tenei, me maka atu i konei etahi kupu ruarua nei ki o matou hoa Maori e kite ana i tenei " Karere." E hoa ma, kua whakaatu pono matou i nga korero katoa a o koutou rangatira i noho nei ki te Runanga a te Kawana. Kua taia katoatia a ratou korero—te iti me te rahi o nga kupu—he mea hoki kei kiia kua kumea ketia te ahua o te korero, kua huna ranei i tona tikanga. A, he mea ano kia tino tika rawa, kua hoatu e matou, i nga ra katoa i tu ai te Ru- nanga, kia tirohia e tera rangatira e tera rangatira te ahua o ana korero, ara, o ta matou i tuhi ai; mo te mea hoki kua he tetahi o nga kupu, kua kapea ranei tetahi, mana ano e wha- katika. Ouou nei nga mea kahore i wheneitia. Kahore i huna e matou nga korero whakahe mo te Kawana- tanga. Huatu, i penei te kupu a te Kawana ki nga tangata o te Runa- nga, he maha ano hoki nga whenei- tanga a Te Makarini, ara, kia whaki nui mai ratou i o ratou whakaaro, a, kia tino whakapuaki i o ratou he, me o ratou pouri, kia kaua rawa tetahi wahi e huna atu. A, ko ta matou tenei e whakaaro nei, kua hoki pai atu ratou ki o ratou kainga, kua hoki atu i runga i te ngakau tatu ki nga tikanga o te Runanga, me te mohio hoki he ata- whai anake te tikanga o te Kawana ki te Iwi Maori, me ta nga Pakeha hoki he whakaaro pai anake. Na, kia korero atu matou i konei i te pai