Report on Petition (No. 2) of Ngatitoa Tribe (14 signatures).
The petitioners, who are members of the Ngatitoa tribe, allege that at or after the purchase of lands in the neighbourhood of Wellington, Sir George Grey promised that certain reserves should be made for the Natives, and that these promises have not been carried out.
I am directed to report as follows:—The Committee regret that the time at their disposal has not been sufficient to enable them to make such inquiries as would justify them in reporting an opinion on the subject-matter of this petition.
Ko te Kupu a te Komiti mo runga i te Pukapuka-inoi (Nama 2) A Ngatitoa (14 Nga Ingoa).
Ko nga Kai-inoi no Ngatitoa, e ki ana ratou i te wa i hokona ai, i muri tata iho ranei o te wa i hokona ai nga whenua e tata ana ki Poneke, i whakaaetia e Ta Hori Kerei kia rahuitia etahi whenua mo nga Maori, a kahore ano ki ea noa aua kupu whakaaetanga.
Kua whakahaua ahau kia ki penei atu ki te Whare:—E pouri ana te Komiti notemea kahore ratou i whai taima ki te uiui i nga tikanga e taea ai e ratou te whakaputa i tetahi whakaaro ma ratou mo runga i nga kupu o tenei pukapuka-inoi.