Report on the Petition of Hone Taiake.
The petitioner states that a sum of money is owing to him for a block of land called Opuawhango, situated at the Bay of Islands, which was bought by Mr. Williamson, while Superintendent of Auckland. He alleges that his uncle Mokau owned the land, and that he (the petitioner) was duly enrolled as his successor. He also alleges that when he went to Auckland on a certain occasion, he found that Wiremu Kingi had personated his dead uncle, or had represented himself as his successor, and had in consequence received the money due to the petitioner.
I am directed to report as follows:—
That the only evidence the Committee have been able to procure conflicts to some extent with the allegations of the petition; but beyond this, the Committee have no opinion to report.
Ko te Kupu a te Komiti mo runga i te Pukapuka-inoi a Hone Taiake.
E ki ana te kai-inoi kei te toe kia utua ki a ia tetahi moni mo tetahi piihi whenua ko Opuawhango te ingoa, kei Tokerau, i hokona e te Wiremuhana i te wa ko ia te Huperitene o Akarana. E ki ana te kai-inoi no tona matua, no Mokau, te whenua a whakaturia ana ia ara te kai-inoi hei riiwhi mona. E ki ana hoki ia i tetahi haerenga ana ki Akarana ka kitea e ia kua ki a Wiremu Kingi ko ia a Mokau, ko ia ranei te tangata kua whakaturia hei riiwhi mo Mokau no reira i riro atu ai ki a ia te moni i tika kia utua ki te kai-inoi.
Kua whakahaua ahau kia ki penei atu ki te Whare:—
Ko nga korero i taea te korero ki te aroaro o te Komiti e ahua rere ke ana i nga korero i roto i te pukapuka inoi otira kahore he kupu ke atu a te Komiti.