| TE WANANGA
RARAKA RAUA KO PARAHI KAI HOKO RINO, (Na Pairani i Mua).
KUA TAE MAI I INGARANGI Pu tupara
Ahuriri, Taupo, Turanga
HATAREI, HURAE 27, 1878.
HE mea pai kia korero te iwi katoa o nga. motu nei i nga kupu a Te Hiana i korero ai ki te hui i Pu- tiki i Whanganui. A he mea atu tenei ki nga iwi Maori, e ahua pohehe nei ki te tikanga mahi o te Tari Maori i Nepia. E hara taua Tari Maori i Nepia nei, i te Tari whakahe i te hoko tika, engari, he rapu te mahi o taua Tari kia utua nga whenua i riro he i te maminga a te Pakeha. A e mea ana nga kai mahi o taua Tari Maori i Nepia nei, ko nga mahi i ahua he ki ta te Ture i kii ai, kia mahia aua mahi ki te Ture ano, kia puta mai ai te utu tika ki te iwi i tahaetia nei a ratou whenua e te iwi mahi he. E kore te Tari Maori i Nepia nei e ako i te Maori, kia whakahe ratou i te whenua riro tika i te hoko marama. A ko nga whenua i tika te hoko, ahakoa ki ano i ata oti tika nga pukapuka, ka mahia paitia era e te Tari i Nepia kia tae ki te otinga pai ko te tangata tika, ko te mahi he i mahia hetia ta te Tari i Nepia nei e tau- toko ai.
Te Wananga *Published every Saturday SATURDAY, JULY 27, 1878.
WE would call the attention of our Maori readers to the speech of the Honorable the Native Minister. And we would also remind those Natives who may be labouring under a false impression in regard to the acts of what they call " the Native Office in Napier," that that Native Office is not, as some Europeans call it, an office to cause the Natives to repudiate all sales of land, but the object and de- termination of those who conduct the office in Napier is to compel those who have acquired land by fraudulent pretensions to make a fair and equit- able compensation to those from whom any land may have been acquired by false means. The Napier office is one which is conducted strictly on the principle, that where injustice has been practised, the-law.must look into the.case, and the law is to.say (and not the selfishness of men) what are the legal rights of all. The Napier office has acted, and ever will act, in justice to all. It has not encouraged, neither will it ever encourage, anyone to repudiate any engagement entered into open-eyed, even though such engagement was to his own hurt. But where there has been fraud, where the European, skilfully advised, has en-