TE WAKA MAORI O NIU TIRANI.
NOPERA TARAMOEROA, me etahi atu, o te Wairoa, Kaipara. Kua puta ta matou kupu whakatupato i a koutou ki etahi mahi he; whakahokia mai ana e koutou ki ana mai i ahu mai aua mahi i te Pakeha, a e mahia tonutia ana e te Pakeha, no reira koutou ka mahi ano i aua mahi. E hara tenei i te" tu korero e tika ai ta koutou mahi. He maha nga mahi he me nga tikanga kino i roto i te iwi Pakeha, a e kore koutou e tika ki te mahi i aua mahi. Engari me whai koutou ki nga tikanga a te Pakeha e kitea ana e koutou he pai, me whakarere nga tikanga e kitea ana e koutou he kino.
HE TANGATA MATE.
RIA WEEPI, o Kaiapoi, i te 14 o nga ra o Hurae, 1875.
APORO KORAKO, o Kaiapoi, i te 14 o nga ra o Hurae, 1875.
KATARAINA TE PAU, wahine a Hohepa te Ruamiki, o Kaiapoi, i te 15 o nga ra o Hurae, 1875. He whanautanga tamariki i mate ai. Ona tau 22.
IEIHAPETI KOOITI,, o Kaiapoi i te 28 o nga ra o Hurae, 1875, Ona tau 16.
MONIKA IHARAIRA, i Rapaki, e tata ana ki te taone ki Poti Kupa. I mate i te 10 o nga ra o Hurae, 1875.
RIPIA IHAIA, o Kaikoura. I mate ki Rapaki i te 15 o Hurae, 1875.
PIRIHIRA TE PORI, o Te Umuka. I mate ki Rapaki, i te 4 o nga ra o Akuhata, 1875.
TAMA MATE, o Runanga, Taupo, i te 14 o Hurae, 1875.
RAMARI PARATENE, he wahine rangatira no Ngaitahu. I mate ki Kaikoura, i te 24 o nga ra o Hurae, 1875.
MAIHI TE HINAKI, he kaumatua rangatira whai-mana i roto i tona iwi. I mate ki Whitianga, i te 27 o nga ra o Hurae, 1875.
RORA TE URU POROPORO, i te 9 o nga ra Aperira kua taha nei. I mate ki Arowhenua. Ko te tamahine ia (kotahi tonu nei) a Matiaha Tiramorehu, he kaumatua tino rangatira rawa no tera motu no te Waipounamu. Katahi ano ka taea te 20 o nga tau o taua kotiro rangatira i te wa i mate ai. I marenatia ki a Teone Mira, hawhe-kaihe, rangatira o Purakanui, i te 21 o nga ra o te marama kua taha atu nei. Kua tino pouri rawa, tino mamae rawa, nga matua me te tane o taua kotiro me te iwi katoa, me ona whanaunga i nga wahi katoa atu o Niu Tirani, mo te matenga o taua kotiro kua mate tamariki nei ia.
Ko MERE, tamahine a Hare Parata o Waiwhetu, i te 2 o nga ra o Akuhata neiona tau 14. He kotiro ataahua ia, he haringa ngakau no ona matua, he mea whakamoemiti na te katoa. " Ano he puawai te tangata e puta mai ana, e kotia iho ana; rere ana ia, ano he atarangi, kaore hoki he tumautanga."
PAOKA TE APATU, he rangatira nui, whai mana, he tangata e manaakitia ana. I mate i te Wairoa, Haake Pei, i te 10 o nga ra o Akuhata, 1875.
WI TANA NGATATA, he teina no Wi Tako o Werengitana nei, ara ko to muri tonu iho i a ia. I mate ki Parihaka, Taranaki, i te 10 o nga ra o Akuhata, 1875.
PIRIKAWAU, o Taranaki, i te 12 o Akuhata, 1875. He Kai- whakamaori ia na Ta Hori Kerei i tuna Kawanatanga i tenei koroni. I haere tahi ano raua ki te Keepa o Kuru Hope.
TE UTU MO TE WAKA.
Ko ie 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, AKUHATA 17, 1875.
TENEI te mohiotia atu nei ko etahi Maori o etahi wahi o te motu nei e mahara ana kai te ahei ano ratou ki te arai i te mahinga o te Waea kawe korero me ka kawea ma roto i o ratou takiwa haere aiara, he mahara kaore ratou e takahi ana i te ture me ka pera ratou. Na, he tikanga tenei kua tino takoto tuturu i roto i nga iwi me nga motu whai-matauranga katoa o te ao, ara, ahakoa e whakaponohia ana nga take me nga tika o te hunga tokoiti, e kore ano te hunga tokoiti e tika ki te arai noa i te kakenga- haeretanga o te hunga tokomaha; ara ia, e kore te hunga tokoiti e ahei te whakararuraru i te whakahaeretanga o etahi tikanga nunui, i te mahinga ranei o etahi mahi nunui, pera me nga rerewe, te waea ranei, te aha noa ranei o nga tu mahi pera, e whakaarohia ana hei mea tika mo te oranga e ora ai te iwi nui tonu. Heoi, ka oti te
NOPERA TARAMOEROA, and others, of Wairoa, Kaipara.We have cautioned you against certain vicious customs; you say the Pakehas introduced them and practise them themselves, and therefore you do the same. This is no excuse whatever. There are many very reprehensible customs among the Pakehas which it would not be well for you to adopt. Endeavour to follow that which you see to be good among the Pakehas, and eschew that which you see to be evil.
RIA WEEPI, of Kaiapoi, on the 14th July, 1875. APORO KORAKO, of Kaiapoi, on the 14th July, 1875. KATARAINA TE PAU, wife of Hohepa te Ruamiki, of Kaiapoi, on the 15th July, 1875, in childbirth, aged 22 years.
IEIHAPETI KOOITI, of Kaiapoi, on the 28th of July, 1875 ;
aged 16 years.
MONIKA IHARAIRA, at Rapaki, near Lyttelton, on the 10th of July, 1875.
RIPIA IHAIA, of Kaikoura, at Rapaki on the 15th of July, 1875.
PIRIHIRA TE PORI, of Te Umuka, at Rapaki, on the 4th of August, 1875.
TAMA MATE, of Runanga, Taupo, on the 14th of July, 1875.
RAMARI PARATENE, a woman of rank of the Ngaitahu tribe, at Kaikoura, on the 24th of July, 1875.
MAIHI TE HINAKI, an old chief of considerable influence among his people. He died at Whitianga, Mercury Bay, on the 27th of July, 1875.
FLORA TE URU POROPORO, on the 9th April last, at Aro- whenua. She was the only daughter of Matiaha Tiramorehu, one of the oldest and most influential chiefs of the Middle Island. This young scion of the Native aristocracy had just attained her 20th year of age, and was married on the 21st of last month to J. Millar (a half-caste), chief of Purakau ui. Her untimely demise has plunged husband and parents, and the whole Native community, and her many friends and relations over New Zealand, into the deepest sorrow and grief.
MERE, daughter of Hare Parata, of Waiwhetu (Hutt), on the 2nd August inst; aged 14 years. She was a beautiful child, the joy and pride of her parents, and the admired of all. " Man cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down ; he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not."
PAORA Te APATU, a respected and influential chief of high rank, at the Wairoa, Hawke's Bay, on the 10th of August, 1875.
WI TANA NGATATA, younger brother of Wi Tako, of Welling- ton, at Parihaka, Taranaki, on the 10th of August, 1875.
PIRIKAWAU, of Taranaki, on the 12th August, 1875. He held the position of interpreter to Sir George Grey during the time he was Governor of this colony, and accompanied him to the Cape of Good Hope.
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THERE appears to be an impression existing in the minds of many of the Natives in various parts of the country that they are at liberty to oppose the con- struction of the Electric Telegraph through their territoriesthat is to say, that they are not acting contrary to law in so doing. In all countries which have attained to any degree of civilization, it is a recognized principle that, while the rights of private individuals are respected, the few may not arbitrarily obstruct the advance of the many ; in other words, a few individuals may not obstruct the carrying out of any great principle, or the construction of any great public works, such as railways, telegraph lines, and the like, which may be deemed necessary for the benefit and well-being of the people at large. When, therefore, the construction of any such public work is determined on, the Legislature of the country, in