| TE KARERE MAORI OR MAORI MESSENGER.
his friends: he had no heart to seize any-
thing for himself. He was a man steadfast
at worship, nor did bis heart forget his in-
significance in the sight of God.
Abraham also commenced the circumci-
sion, which was the same as the baptism i
established by Christ. But that was a plan
which caused blood to be shed, because
Christ was not yet dead, and . that blood
referred to his blood. That system of cir- i
cumcision is still in practice wild the off-
spring of the Jews, and with the Arabs who
are descendants of his son Ishmael.
DEATH OF TE KAHUKOTI.
. The death of this chief of the Ngatipaoa,
called Te Kahukoti, has perhaps already
been heard of. Te Karamu was also another
of his names. He died in the month of
August, in consequence of drinking and
being drunk with ardent spirits, and this
took place at his own village, Taupo, situa-
ted on the coast of Hauraki. He was stag-
gering home on the side of the cliff, when
before long, his fool slipped, he fell on to
the beach, and there met with instant death.
You will find all the circumstances recorded
in the letter of Tamati Ngapora.
Enough. This death of Te Karamu was
not announced to the Government before
the end of October. On hearing of it, the
Governor despatched one of his Magistrates,
to make inquiry into the circumstances at-
tending it. And then it was discovered,
as Tamati Ngapora narrates, that the fault
belonged alone to Kahukoti who had sur-
rendered himself to the constant use of spirits,
and to drunkenness, for years past; and also,
thai if the liquor was not supplied to him
peaceably, he would take it by force, and
drink it off. Hence is seen the propriety
of the following advice, that the Maories
should be very cautious lest they be entirely
given up to the use of spirituous liquors. It
is not only for Waikato, for a single people,
but for all the native inhabitants of the
island that this word of camion is given in
reference to the spirits, which arc so largely
consumed, both by men and women, in
every Town. Yes Friends, carefully avoid
partaking of that food, for there is death
September 2nd 1861,
This korero is about one of the Hauraki
Chiefs who is dead
He tangata ata noho a Aperahama. Otiia
he toa ki te awhina i ona hoa inamata.
Kahore ona ngakau kaiapa mea mana. He
tangata uaua ki te karakia. Kihai i ware-
ware tona ngakau, he Ui noa iho ia ki ta te
Atua Titiro. .
Na Aperahama hoki i timata te kotinga;;
e rite ana ki te iriiringa i whakaritea nere
te Karaiti. Otiia be tikanga whakaheke toto
tenei, no te mea kahore ano i mate noa a te
Karaiti, a ko aua toto hei tohu mo ona toto.
E mau nei ano inaianei taua tikanga o te
kotinga i ona uri, i nga Hurai, ratou ko nga
Arapi, ko nga uri o (ana lama o Ihimaera.
TE MATENGA O TE KAHUKOTI.
Kua rongo pea nga tangata ki te matenga
o tenei Rangatira o Ngatipaoa, ara, o te
Kahukoii: ko le Karamu hoki tetahi ingoa
ona. No nga ra o Akuhata i male aihe
kainga waipiro, he haurangi (e takea mate
ana ia i tona kainga i Taupo, i tetahi taha
o Hauraki. Haere rori ana ia i te taha o te
pari, a kihai taro, kua paheke te wawae, kua
taka rawa ki tatahi, a mate tonu iho i reira.
Tera katoa e takoto ana i roto i te pukapuka
a Tamati Ngapora.
Heoti. Kihai korerotia tenei matenga a
le Karamu ki a le Kawanatanga, a tae noa
mai ki nga ra whakamutunga o Okitopa.
A, le lino rongonga o taua mea, ka tukua
atu e te Kawana, tetahi o ana Kai-whakawa,
hei kimi i nga Ukanga a taua matenga. A,
koia ano, kei ta Tamati Ngaporanana ano,
na te Kahukoti tana kai tonu i te waipiro,
me tana haurangi tonu hoki i nga tau katoa:
a ienei hoki, ka kore e homai noamai ki a ia
nga kai pera, na ka tangohia kahatia e ia, a
kainga ake. No konei hoki te tika o nga
kupu i raro nei, kia tino tupato ai te Maori
kei riro rawa ratou i tena kai, i te waipiro.
Haunga ano a Waikato, a te iwi kotahi,
otira mo nga tangata Maori katoa o te motu
nei tenei kupu whakatupato mo te wai-rama,
e kainga nuitia ana e te taane e te wahine, i
nga Taone katoa. Koia ano, e le Whanau,
kia tupato rawa ki tena kai, no te mea hoki
he mate kei roto.
Hepetema 2, 1861. .
He korero Ienei mo tetahi o nga rangatira o
Hauraki kua mate.
1 le rua tekau ma rua o nga ra o Akuhata
o te tau nei 1861. Ka haere a te Kahu-
koti ki Waitawa ki te whare o tetahi Pakeha
ko te Kautu te ingoa. Te taenga atu o na