TE WAKA MAORI O NIU TIRANI.
whakahe ana ki nga mate e whai tikanga ana, nga mate ki te wai ki te ohi ranei, tena ko nga mate turoro, mate kongenge, he mea noa era ki a ia. Katahi ka korero mai i tetahi mate whai tikanga, hei tauira kia mohio ai matou, ara ko tetahi tangata, ko Rautete te ingoa, i mate i te kai nei i te waipiro, ka moe tonu iho i te taha o te ahi. Ka kainga te puku i te ahi, mura katoa. Katahi ka aue ka oho ake tetahi tangata, ka mau ki te pakete wai ka ringitia ki taua tangata, ka mate te ahi, ka ora te ta- ngata ra. Ta matou kupu ki a te Wirihana, kei nga nupepa katoa tena tikanga, ara te panui i nga tangata mate; ki te kore matou e whakaae ki te pera, ka pouri etahi o a matou hoa e tango ana i tenei nupepa. Ki te kore ia e pai kia korero ia i nga panuitanga mate, me whiti atu ia ki etahi korero e pai ana ki a ia. Kaore e rite tahi ana te whakaaro o te tangata; ko te mea kawa ki tetahi tangata e reka ana ki tetahi atu tangata.
Ko HEMI WARENA, o Manawatu, e korero ana ki tona pouri- tanga mo te matenga o te Manariuga, i noho i Pokitana i mua ake nei. E ki mai ana i nui te whakapai a nga Maori ki taua tangata.
MANGAI UHUUHU.Me haere koe ki te Potapeta i Waipu- kurau, i Nepia ranei; ma nga tangata o te Potapeta e whakaatu mai ki a koe te tikanga mo nga moni e tae mai ai ki konei mo te Waka nei. Kua maha enei tau i kore ai koe e utu i te nu- pepa, a ki te kore koe e hohoro te tuku moni mai, ka puritia e matou te nupepa ki a koe.
Heoi nga moni a te Kemara o Waiapu i tuku mai ai i tera tau, ko nga moni mo te nupepa i a ia ano, mo ta Iharaira Houkamau hoki. Kaore he moni i tae mai mo Henare Kiki, o te Horo.
HOEI MAITAI, o Opotiki.Kua tukuna tonutia to nupepa ki a te Purueti i Pota Karatea, mana e tiaki. Ko tenei me tuku ki tau e ki mai nei.
H. H. CARR, o te Wairoa, Haake Pei.Kua tukuna tonutia nga nupepa ki a koe, timata i te Nama 17.
HENARE te MOANANUI, o Whangarei.Kua hoatu to reta ki a te Karaka, me ta te RUNANGA hoki o Kaiapoi.
WHATA KORARI, o Waikekeno, Flat Point, Pahaoa, Tai Rawhiti.Me tuku mai e koe kia kotahi pauna, katahi ka haere tonu te nupepa ki a koe.
Na te kapi o te nupepa i nga korero o nga mahi a te Pare- mete i kore ai e taea e matou te mahi i nga reta maha kua tae mai nei a o matou hoa Maori. E pouri rawa ana matou ki tenei, no te mea he reta ahuareka etahi o aua reta. E mea ana matou kia panuitia katoatia nga korero o etahi o aua reta me ka mutu te panui i nga mahi a te Paremete. Tera ano ka tawhito- tia aua reta, otira ina te kore ko te kore rawa atu.
HE TANGATA MATE.
Te WATENE TIWAEWAE, i Horowhenua, i te 11 o nga ra o Hepetema, 1875. He tamaiti a te Watene na te Hitau, tuahine a te Whatanui kaumatua, no Ngatiraukawa.
Te KATIPA IE TATAU PARAONE WAITAPU, i Tangoao, Wai- kato, i te 29 o Akuhata, 1875. He rangatira kaumatua rongo nui ia i roto i nga iwi o Hauraki puta noa ki Waikato. He nui nga tangata o nga takiwa katoa o reira i hui ki to tangi ki. tona matenga. E 80 pea ona tau.
REIHANA WI TE AHU MAKIRI, i Kenana, Mangonui, Aka- rana, i te 5 o nga ra o Hepetema, 1875. He kohi toua mate.
HONE TE PAKIHUKA, he tama na Mokoera, rangatira no Ngatitama. I mate i te Weti Whanganui, he whenua keringa koura, Porowini o Whakatu, i te marama o Hepetema kua taha nei.
KARARAINA NGARARA, wahine na Kaikoura Wakatau. I mate ki Mikonui, Amuri, Bluff, i te 25 o nga ra o Hepetema, 1875. Ona tau 59.
REIHANA MOEMATE, o Arowhenua, i te 29 o Akuhata, 1875. Ona taua 55.
HAKARAIA HAERERA, he mokopuna na Hori te Pakeke. I mate te 21 o Akuhata, 1875, i te takiwa o Whanganui. E iwa ona tau i noho ai i Hirini, i Merepana hoki, i mua ai. HARIETA KAIRE, he iramutu wahine na Wiremu Katene, M.H.R. I mate i Hokianga, Peiwhairangi, i te 28 o Hepetema, 1875. Ona tau 19. He wahine ia i manaakitia nuitia e tona iwi, a he nui rawa to ratou pouri mo tona matenga.
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 nui ka tukua mai e ia aua moni ki te Kai Tuhi ki Po Neke nei.
NA te nui rawa o te mahi i roto i te Whare Ta Perehi a te Kawanatanga, ara i te nui o nga pukapuka e mahia ana mo te Paremete, i kore ai e taea tenei Waka te kokiri ki te wai i toua ra e tika ai, ara ko te Turei kua taha nei. Engari ko te Waka o muri atu o tenei, kotahi tonu wiki ki muri ka puta.
does not object to a few moving accidents, and deaths by fire or water, but deaths in the usual course of nature he considers unimportant. He then, by way of illustration, proceeds to give us an account of a man named Rautete who, having imbibed too much beer, fell asleep by the side of a fire. His clothes were speedily in flames, and he was severely scorched about the abdomen. His cries awakened another man, who threw a bucket of water over him, extinguishing the flames, and he was thereby saved. We beg to inform Wirihana that it is cus- tomary in all papers to publish deaths, and if we were to refuse to do so we should offend many of our subscribers. If he objects to reading the death notices, he can pass on to some- thing more to his liking. The tastes of men vary; what is bitter to one may be sweet to another.
HEMI WARENA, of Manawatu, writes expressing his sorrow for the death of Mr. Mainwaring, late of Foxton, who, he says, was greatly esteemed by the Maoris of that district.
MANGAI UHUUHU.By applying to the Post Office at Wai- pukurau, or at Napier, you will be put in the way of trans- mitting your subscription. You are considerably in arrear, and, if you do not soon pay up, we shall have to withhold the paper.
The only subscriptions received from Mr. Campbell, of Waiapu, last year were for himself and Iharaira Houkamau. We received nothing from him on account of Henare Riki, of the Horo.
HORI MAITAI, of Opotiki.Your paper has been regularly sent to the care of W. E. Bluett, Esq., Fort Galatea. It shall be sent for the future as desired.
H. H. CARR, Esq., Wairoa, Hawke's Bay.Your papers have been regularly posted from No. 17.
HENARE te MOANANUI, of Whangarei, and the RUNANGA of Kaipara.Your letters have been handed to Mr. Clarke.
WHATA KORARI, of Waikekeno, Flat Point, Pahaoa, East Coast.Send £1 and you will continue to receive the paper.
Owing to the space occupied by our report of Parliamentary proceedings, we are unable to notice the numerous letters we have received from our Native correspondents. We regret this exceedingly, as some of them are interesting. We propose, when we have done with Parliamentary matters, to publish some of them in full. They will be somewhat out of date, but better late than never.
TE WATENE TIWAEWAE, at Horowhenua, on the 11th Sep- tember, 1875. Watene was a son of Hitau, sister of the celebrated old Whatanui, of the Ngatiraukawa tribe.
TE KATIPA TE TATAU PARAONE WAITAPU, at Tangoao, Waikato, on the 29th of August, 1875, aged about 80. He was an old chief of great influence among the Hauraki and Waikato tribes. The people assembled in great numbers from the surrounding districts to weep over his death.
REIHANA WI TE AHU MAKIRI, at Kenana, Mangonui, Auck- land, on the 5th September, 1875, of consumption.
HONE TE PAKIHUKA, son of Mokoera, a chief of Ngatitama, at the Weti Whanganui, a gold-digging district in the Province of Nelson, during the month of September last.
KARARAINA NGARARA, wife of Kaikoura Wakatau, at Mikonui, Amuri Bluff, on the 25th of September, 1875, aged 59 years.
REIHANA MOEMATE, of Arowhenua, on the 39th of August, 1875, aged 55 years.
HAKARAIA HAERERA, a grandson of Hori te Pakeke, on the 21st of August, 1875, in the Whanganui district. At one time he resided in Sydney and Melbourne for a period altogether of nine years.
HARIATA KAIRE, niece of Wiremu Katene, M.H.R., at Hokianga, Bay of Islands, on the 28th of September, 1875, aged 19 years. She was a great favourite with her people, by whom her loss is deeply felt.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.
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THE pressure of work in the Government Printing Office has been so great, owing to the large number of Parliamentary papers being printed, that it was found impossible to get out the present issue of the Waka on the day when it should have been published, namely, last Tuesday. The next number, how- ever, will appear a week hence.