| TE WAKA MAORI
O NIU TIRANI.
"KO TE TIKA, KO TE PONO, KO TE AROHA."
VOL. 11.] PO NEKE, TUREI, MAEHE 23, 1875. [No. 6.
HE KUPU WHAKAATU KI NGA HOA TUHI MAI.
He moni kua tae mai: £ s. d.
1874.Hemi Tautari, o Taumarere, Peiwhairangi
Tae mai ki Hune, 1874.. .. ... O 10 O
1875.Hemi Tautari. Tae ki Hune, 1875 .. 010 O Ka Rihara Wunu, Kai-whakawa, o
Whanganui, mo 1874-75.Paora Remi, o Ranana ... ... 010 O
,, Haro Wetini , o Karati a ... ... O 10 O
1875.Noa te Rauhihi ... ... ... ... O 10 O
Haimona Te Iki, o Matatera ... ... 010 O
1875-76.Takuta EareTakuta mo nga Maori. 100 1875.Nopera Pupu, o Rangataua, Long Bush,
Carterton, Wairarapa... ... ... O IO O
Wi Wharepa, o Waitangi, Wharekauri
(Tae Id Pepuere, 1876) ... ... O 10 O
1874.Papara Te Kahutuanui, o Rapaki ... 010 O
1875.Papara Te Kahutuanui, o Rapaki (Tae ki
Pepuere, 1876) ... ... ... O 10 O
Tenei kua tae mai te kupu a Papara Kahutuanui, o Poti Kupa, na te waea mai.
RONGOMAI WHAREATUA.Kua rua panuitanga o te matenga o Ngahuruhuru i te Waka nei. Kaore he wateatanga mo tetahi atu.
Run HEMOATA.Kaore matou o mohio ana Id te taenga mai o to reta mo to matenga o Peehi. Ko wai to ingoa i tuhia ki waho o Io takai ?
Ko nga Maori o Rangitaiki, i to takiwa Id Matata, Tai- rawhiti, e whakaatu mai ana i ta ratou hui i karangatia ki reira, i te 24 o Pepuere, ho kimi i te tikanga o te mahi rori i to ratou takiwa. I rite katoa to whakaae a te hui kia kaua o whakararua taua mahi, Id te hiahia te Kawanatanga kia whakahautia he mahi pera i taua takiwa.
Tenei kua tao mai to whakaatu a Arama Karaka Haututu, o Tongaporutu, Kaipara, mo to " Ti Paate" a nga Maori o taua takiwa i whakaturia i te 22 o Pepuere, mo te whare karakia ki Otamatea, Kaipara. Te roa o nga teepu i takoto ai te kai e 53 putu, i whakaturia ki roto ki tetahi whare tutata ki to wharo karakia. lie mea utu te tangata haere Id te kai; ko etahi o aua moni i whakapaua ki runga, ki nga tikanga o taua ti paate, ko nga toenga i hoatu mo te whare karakia. E ki mai ana e 250 nga tangata, nga Pakeha me nga Maori, i hui ki Iaua ti paate. He nui te whakapai a nga tangata ki nga whai korero i taua hui, a "i ture nga taringa i te mahi pakipaki me te taka- takahi a nga tangata." Ka waiatatia nga waiata i taua hui, a i te mutunga ka waiatatia e te katoa te waiata mo te Kuini, kia whakaorangia ia e te Atua. Kaore nga wahine i tahu kai i tenei huinga, no te mea he mea whakarite ano nga kuki, ko etahi wahine Pakeha wahine Maori hoki i tu hei " tuari;"
NOTICES AND ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
Subscriptions received : £ s. d. 1874Hemi Tautari, of Taumarere, Bay of
Islands, up to June, 1874 ... ... 010 O
1875.Hemi Tautari, up to Juno, 1875 ... O 10 O From R. Woon, Esq., R.M., of Whanga- nui, for 1874-75.Poari Romi, of Ranana ... ... O 10 O
,, Hare Wetini, of Karatia ... ... O IO O
1875.Noa Te Rauhihi... ... ... ... O 10 O
., Haimona Te Iki, of Matatera ... ... O 10 O
1875-76. Dr. Earle, Native Medical Officer ... 1 O O 1875.Nopera Pupu, of Rangataua, Long Bush,
Cart ITI on, Wairarapa (No. 6) ... O IO O Wi Wharepa, of Waitangi, Chatham
Islands (to February, 1876) ... ... O IO O
Papara, Te Kahutuanui, of Lyttleton ... O IO O 1876.Papara To Kahutuanui, oi Lyttelton (to
February, 1876)) ... ... ... O IO O
We have received the telegram from Papara Kahutuanui of Lyttleton.
RONGOMAI WHAKATUA The death of Ngahuruhuru. has been twice noticed in the Waka. We cannot afford space for any further notice.
RINI HEMOATA.We do not remember receiving a letter about The death of Peehi. To whom was it addressed ?
The Natives of Rangitaiki, Bay of Plenty, inform us of a meeting convened by them at that place, on the 24th of February, to take into consideration the question of road- making in their district. If. was unanimously agreed that no difficulties should bo put in the way, in the event of the Government being desirous of making roads in that district.
Arama Karaka Haututu, of Tongaporutu, Kaipara, writes that the Natives of thai district got up a " Tea Party," on the 22nd oi February, in connection with the church at Otamatea, Kaipara. The tables, 53 feet in length, were laid out in a house adjacent to the church. A charge was made for ad- mission, out of which the expenses were paid, and the balance handed over to the church. Some 250 persons, we are told, including Pakehas and Maoris, sat down to tea. The speeches on the occasion elicited great applause, and the " ears were stunned by the clapping of hands and the stamping of feet." Songs were sung, and at the conclusion the national anthem, " God Save the Queen," was sung by the whole company. The ladies, on this occasion, were not required to do any cook- ing, as some persons were appointed for that purpose, and certain Pakeha and Maori ladies together acted as " stewardesses," to wait at table ; so that the ladies generally sat at table after the