No. 272 of 1882.—Petition of Paraone Towhare, Utiku Huru, Herewini Nopera, and Matenga Paerata.
Petitioners state that they were interested in Takahue No. 2, near Mongonui, though their names were not in the grant; that Government purchased the land; and that, owing to petitioners' ignorance of the law, they had not applied in time for a rehearing, though over a hundred persons are interested, They pray that 200 acres of the block may be returned to them.page 19
I am directed to report as follows:—
That the land was purchased by Government in 1875. According to the petition itself, the question is one entirely between the petitioners and their friends. There being no evidence adduced the Committee has no recommendation to make.