| TE WAKA MAORI
O NIU TIRANI.
"KO TE TIKA, KO TE PONO, KO TE AROHA."
PO NEKE, TUREI, HUNE 16, 1874.
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1874.Henare Pangopango o Tangoio, Ahuriri O IO O 1873-74.Matenga Tukareaha o Nuhaka, Haake
Pei ... ... ... ... ... 100
J. G. Holdsworth, Esq., Komihana o
nga Whenua Kuini, Werengitana ... O 10 O 1874.W. J. Birch, Esq., Ranana, Ingarani ... O IO O Henare Keepa, o Kereru, Patea ... O 10 O
Ko Te Nihotahi o Parekarangi, Rotorua, e mea ana kia mo- hiotia he ngaherehere nui tana kei waenganui o Taupo me Rotorua. Ona rakau he rakau nunui, he totara, he rimu, he miro, he mataiko etahi e ono putu te matotoru, he teitei rawa hoki. Ki te mea e hiahia ana tetahi Pakeha, tetahi Maori ranei, ki to rakau, me haere ki a ia.
Ko Henare Pangopango me tango he Karauna Karaati mo tona whenua, muri iho ka tuhi i tona Wira hei whakatumau i taua whenua ki ona tamariki. Ma tenei ka kore ai e riro i te tangata ke, e wehi nei ia kei pera.
Kua tae mai ki a matou tetahi reta ingoa kore no "Uawa, he whakaatu mai i te mahi he a etahi tangata haurangi i taua kainga, a e tono ana kia panuitia e matou o ratou ingoa. Ko te tangata nana i tuhi mai taua reta me whakaatu mai i tona ingoa kia mohiotia ia.
Ko Henare Keepa o Kereru, Patea, e mea ana kia rangona i te takiwa ki Ahuriri ko te utu mo te rau o te taewa i tona kainga ka kotahi pauna, hei te tahi o Hurae timata ai taua ritenga. I rakia hoki nga kai.
Kua tae mai te reta a A. K. Patene, Hekeritari o te " Raka- rana me Waikato Maori Kamupene," he tuku mai i nga "Tikanga me nga Whakaritenga" a taua Kamupene. Otira kaore matou e kite ana i te tino tikanga a taua Kamupene, ara tikanga ke atu i to te mahi moni ma ratou; kaore hoki he kupu whakaatu mai i te tikanga e taea ai tena mea te raneatanga o te moni. Ki te pai mai te Hekeritari ki te ata whakaatu mai i te mahi ma te Kamupene, he mahi hokohoko, he mahi ki tetahi mea ahu whenua pehea ranei, katahi ka marama nga tangata ki te ahua o taua mahi; e kore hoki e tino marama i te panui- tanga o nga "Tikanga me nga Whakaritenga" kua tukua
Kua tae mai nga reta a Hetaraka te Tawhero, Hamiora Tu- paea, Horomona Hapai, Mohi Horua Taharangi, me nga Maori o Rotorua mo te hui i Tama-te-Kapua.
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1874.Henare Pangopango, of Tangoio, Ahuriri O IO O 1873-74.Matenga Tukareaha, of Nuhaka, Hawke's
Bay ... ... ... ... ... 100
J. G. Holdsworth, Esq., Commissioner
of Crown Lands, Wellington ... O IO O 1874 W. J. Birch, Esq., Royal Colonial Insti- tute, 15, Strand, W.C. London ... O IO O Henare Keepa, of Kereru, Patea ... O IO O
Te Nihotahi of Parekarangi, Rotorua, wishes it to be known that he is the owner of a fine timber bush, situate between Taupo and Rotorua, containing large totara, rimu, miro, and matai trees, some of which are six feet in diameter, and tall in proportion. Any European or Maori in want of timber can be supplied on application as above.
Henare Pangopango should obtain a proper Crown title to his land, and then make a will leaving it to his children. This would prevent others from defrauding them of their rights, as he fears.
We have received an anonymous letter from "Uawa, com- plaining of the drunken conduct of certain Natives there, and requiring us to publish their names. The writer must send his name.
Henare Keepa of Kereru, Patea, wishes it to be known in the Ahuriri district that the price of potatoes at his settlement, from the 1st of July nest, will be £1 per cwt., owing to a failure in the crops.
We have received the letter from A. K. Patene, Secretary of the " Raglan and Waikato Native Company," enclosing the " Rules and Regulations " of the Company. We cannot, how- ever, discover what object the Company have in view, further than making money; and we are not told how this is expected to be done. If the Secretary will be good enough to give us some fuller information on the subject, whether the Company intend to engage in mercantile speculations, or to inaugurate some local industry, our readers will then be in a better posi- tion to judge of its merits than by the mere publication of the " Rules and Regulations " as forwarded to us.
Letters received from Hetaraka te Tawhero, Hamiora Tupaea, Horomona Hapai, Mohi Horua Taharangi, and from Rotorua Natives, respecting a meeting held at Tama-te-Kapua.
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