Report on Petition of Ruiha Teira and 3 Others.
This is a petition from Ruiha Teira and 3 others, members of the Taranaki tribe. They state that some of their land near Taranaki has been confiscated, but that they took no part in the rebellion; and that the justice of their case has been acknowledged by the Government, but redress has not been afforded. They pray the House to give them relief.
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 a Ruiha Teira me ona hoa e 3.
He pukapuka-inoi tenei na Ruiha Teira me ona hoa e 3 o te iwi Taranaki, e ki ana ratou ko etahi o o ratou whenua e tata ana ki Taranaki kua riro mo te hara o te iwi, engari kahore ratou i uru ki te mau patu ki a te Kuini, e ki ana ratou kua whakaaetia e te Kawanatanga te tika o ta ratou tono engari kahore ratou i whakaorangia. E tono ano ratou ki te Whare kia whakaorangia ratou.
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.