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The Native Lands Settlement and Administration Bill, 1898 (letters received by the Premier from native chiefs and others relative to) : laid on the table of the House of Representatives by leave of the House.

Kaipo, Waitotara, 21st May, 1898

[i roto i te reo Māori]

The Hon. Mr. Seddon, Premier of the Colony, and the Hon. Mr. Carroll, Native Minister, with all your colleagues in the Government.

Greeting to you all; may God have you in His safe keeping, and bless you in the administration of your responsible work for the benefit of the two races, the Pakeha and the Maori. "We have seen the Government Bill in which it is proposed that the colony be divided into districts. We, the Ngarauru Tribe, support this Bill, but the Ngarauru people say that the boundaries of our district should follow our tribal boundaries from Kai-iwi to Patea. These are the boundaries of our ancestors, from whom they have descended to us. That is all.

Ropiha Rangihaukori and Others.