TE WAKA MAORI O NIU TIRANI.
hokoa ai nga whenuae ai ki ta ratou ki. I roto i nga panui tono i nga tangata katoa o Ngaitahu kia haere ki taua hui, e mau ana nga take koia enei;1. Ko te hoko whenua a Waira- weke o te tau 1814, me ana kupu whakaari i korero ai ki nga Maori; he whiriwhiri hoki i nga tangata e ora ana i kite i taua hokonga. 2. Ko te hoko whenua a Te Keepa Komihana o te tau 1848, me ana kupu hoki. 3. Ko te hoko whenua a Motera Komihana o te tau 1853, me ana kupu hoki. 4. Ko te wha, ara ko te tino putake o taua hui, he kohikohi moni mo etahi tangata Maori kia haere ki Ingarani ki te tono ki te Runanga o te Kuini kia whakaritea aua kupu i korerotia e ana Komihana hoko whenua.
Ko te reta a Poari Kuramate mo te matenga o W. Nopera Te Maihi-o-te-Rangi, me te reta a Hoani Nahe mo te matenga o Mohi Mangakahia, kaore i tae wawe mai te puta ai i tenei nupepa. Tera pea e panuitia e matou i tera putanga o te Waka.
Kua tae mai te reta a Paratene te Wheoro.Taihoa.
HE TANGATA MATE.
Ko W. NOPERA TE MAIHI-O-TE RANGI, o Koroniti, Whanganui, he Minita Maori i arohaina nuitia. I mate i te 6 o Maehe, 1875. Ki te mohio a nga tangata i tae ona tau ki te 75. Ka 36 nga tau i kauwhautia e ia te Rongo Pai ki nga iwi o Whanganui, a i roto i ena tau katoa he tangata kaha ia he tangata u tonu ki te Whakapono.
Ko KEREOPA POTAKA, o Waipiro, te Tai Rawhiti, i te 6 o Maehe, 1875. I tomo iti ia ki roto ki nga riri ki te Hau Hau ;
tana pu i haere ai ki te riri he " korutere," kaore hoki i pai nga pakeke ki te mau i taua pu, he taumaha rawa hoki. I haere taua tamaiti ki Wharekauri ki te kawe i te Hau Hau ki reira.
Ko MOHI MANGAKAHIA he rangatira ingoa nui no Hauraki. I mate ki Whangapoua, i te 21 o Maehe, 1875.
Ko MATENGA TAKURUA, he tamariki rangatira no Ngati- wenukukopako. I mate ki Maketu, i te 5 o Aperira, 1875.
Ko RUIHI, he wahine rangatira no Taupo, mokopuna no Te Pohipi Tukairangi. I mate i te 21 o nga ra o Maehe, 1875. He takanga i tona hoiho i a ia e haere ana ki toua tane ki runga o te awa o Rangitaiki, mate tonu iho.
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, APERIRA 20, 1875.
TE MATENGA O MOIHI TAWHAI.
TENEI ka tuhia nei nga korero o te matenga o tenei Rangatira nui o Ngapuhi, me te pouri ano ia o te ngakau i te taenga mai ai o te rongo ki a matou. 1 pa whakarere mai te matenga o tenei Rangatira i te 14 o Maehe, 1875. I haere ia ki te Karakia i taua ra, ratou katoa ano ko tona iwi ki to ratou whare karakia i Waima. No te mutunga o te Karakia, i te mea ka eke ia ki tona hoiho, he hokinga nona ki te kainga, ka taka huri atu ia ki tetahi taha o te hoiho, hinga tupou tonu atu ki te whenua. 1 reira tonu ano te pekenga atu o etahi o ana tangata ki te hapai ake i a ia, ka kawe noa te aroha ki te whakamatau i nga mahi whakahoki mai mo te manawa, kihai rawa i taea. No kona i whakaarohia ai, i whati te poro kaki a mate tonu iho ano ia i reira, kihai hoki i ha- mumu ake tona reo, i kihakiha kau ranei tona mana- wa. Katahi ka amohia te tupapaku ki tona kainga, ka tau te pouri me te aroha ki tona iwi katoa, haere kau ano te rongo ki nga takiwa ka hui Ngapuhi me te Rarawa katoa ki te tangi ki to ratou rangatira, a nui rawa te tangi me te poroporoaki a te iwi. No te Taitei i whakanehua ai te tupapaku, he nui te maori me te pakeha katoa i reira, ko Wiremu Katene, ko te Manene, ko te Manaro, ko Wiremu Hikairo, ko te Wana Tama, ko Mangonui Kerei, me te tini noa atu, i reira katoa.
I penei te matenga o tenei Rangatira o Ngapuhi.
chase of lands in the Middle Island. The questions to be brought before the meeting, as embodied in circulars distributed among the Natives, are as follows:1. Colonel Wakefield's land purchases in the year 1844, and his promises to the Maoris ; and an inquiry as to what witnesses of said purchases are still living. 2. The land purchases of Mr. Commissioner Kemp, in the year 1848, and his promises also. 3. The land purchases of Mr. Commissioner Mantell, in the year 1853, and his promises also. 4. The fourth and most important matter to be considered by the meeting will be the collection of money for the purpose of sending Native emissaries to England to petition the Privy Council of the Queen that the promises made by her Land Purchase Commissioners may be fulfilled.
The letter of Poari Kuramate about the death of W. Nopera Te Maihi-o-te-Rangi, and that of Hoani Nahe, containing au account of the death of Mohi Mangakahia, came to hand too late for insertion in this issue we shall endeavour to publish them in our next.
Received letter from Paratene Te Wheoro.Wait.
W. NOPEEA TE MAIHI-O-TE-RANGI, of Koroniti, Whanga- nui, a beloved Native minister, on the 5th day of March, 1875. He was supposed to be seventy-five years of age. He preached the gospel to the Whanganui tribes for thirty-six years, and during all that time he was a consistent and earnest Christian.
KEEEOPA POTAKA, of Waipiro Bay, East Coast, on the 6th of March, 1875. When a mere lad he took part in several actions against the Hau Haus, armed with an old-fashioned rifle which had been rejected by all the men of his party on account of its great weight. He was one of the Native guard who accompanied the prisoners to the Chatham Islands.
MOHI MANGAKAHIA, a noted chief of Hauraki, at Whanga- poua, on the 21st of March, 1875.
MATENGA TAKURUA, a young man of rank of the Ngatiwe- nukukopako tribe, at Maketu, on the 5th of April, 1875.
Ko RUIHI, a chieftainess of Taupo, grandchild of Te Poihipi Tukairangi, on the 21st of March, 1875. Killed by a fall from her horse when proceeding to join her husband up the Rangi- taiki River.
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WELLINGTON, TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 1875.
THE DEATH OF MOSES TAWHAI.
IT is with feelings of deep regret that we have to record the death of this renowned Chief of Ngapuhi, who met his end suddenly on Sunday, the 14th of March, 1875. He went on that day to service with his people at their usual place of worship at Waima. After service, when in the act of mounting his horse to return home, he overbalanced himself, and fell over the horse with his head downward. Some of his people immediately sprang forward and lifted him up, and all was done that affection could do to restore consciousness, but without avail. It was evident that he had broken his neck, immediate death being the result, for he never uttered a word or breathed a sigh. The body was carried home, and great grief fell upon all his people ; and no sooner did the news spread than both Ngapuhi and Rarawa assembled in numbers to bewail their chief, when great was the lamentation and leave-taking which followed. The funeral took place on Thursday, and was largely attended both by Maoris and Europeans. Amongst them were the Hon. Wiremu Katene, Judges Man- ning, Munroe, and "Wiremu Hikairo, Spencer Von Sturmer, Esq., R.M., Mangonui Kerei, and many others.
Such was the end of this Chief of Ngapuhi. He