No. 430 of 1882.—Petition of Manaena Tini and 170 Others.
Petitioners state that they are interested in lands dealt with by" The Mohaka and Waikare Districts Act, 1870;" that the settlement under the Act was not made with the true owners; that the land was further dealt with by" The Native Lands Amendment Act, 1881;" that no Crown grants have been issued; that part of the land has been leased to Europeans, with whose rights petitioners do not wish to interfere. They ask that the whole question should be reopened with a view to secure their rights.
I am directed to report as follows:—
That at the Court held at Napier in July, 1882, the laws relating to the Mohaka-Waikare Block seem to have been carried out, as also the agreement made on 13th June, 1870, and the Committee has therefore no recommendation to make.