Report on Petition of Maihi P. Kawiti.
The petitioner prays that his pension, forty pounds (£40) a year, may be increased to two hundred and fifty (£250), and that it may continue to his children after him, on the grounds that he has, by selling land, building, &c., so benefited the white races as to warrant his petitioning in the above manner.
I am directed to report as follows:—That the Committee beg to recommend that the petition be referred to the Government, to take such action thereon as they may think meet.
John Bryce, Chairman.27th July, 1876.
Te Kupu a te Komiti mo runga i te Pukapuka-inoi a Maihi P. Kawiti.
E tono ana te Kai-inoi kia nukuhia tona penihana e wha nei te kau pauna (£40), i te tau kia tae ra ano ki te rua rau me te rima tekau (£250); a kia mau tonu iho hoki ki ona uri. Te take o tana tono e ki ana ia nana te mahi hoko whenua, te whakatu whare, me etahi atu mea i whai painga ai te pakeha; koia ia i kaha ai ki te tuku mai i tana pukapuka-inoi.
Kua whakahaua ahau kia ki penei atu:—Ki te whakaaro o te Komiti me tuku te pukapuka-inoi ki te Kawanatanga kia waiho ma ratou te whakaaro ki te whakahaere i ta ratou e pai ai.