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Reports of the Native Affairs Committee, 1882.

[No. 272 of 1882.—Petition of Paraone Towhare, Utiku Huru, Herewini Nopera, and Matenga Paerata.]

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.

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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.

4th August, 1882.

[Translation.]
No. 272 of 1882.—Pukapuka-inoi a. Paraone Tuwhare, Utiku Huru, Herewini Nopera me Matenga Paerata.

E Ki ana nga kai-pitihana e pa ana ratou ki Takahue No 2 e tata ana ki Mongonui, engari kaore o ratou ingoa i uru ki te karaati, hokona ana taua whenua e te Kawanatanga, na te kuare o nga kai-pitihana ki te Ture i kore ai e hohoro te tono kia whakawakia tuarua, e nui ke atu ana i te tahi rau tangata e pa ana ki taua whenua.

E Inoi ana ratou kia hoatu he 200 eka kia ratou.

Kua whakahaua ahau kia ki penei:—

I hokona taua whenua e te Kawanatanga i te tau 1875, penei me tenei e kiia ake nei e te pitihana, he mea ke tenei ma nga kai-pitihana me a ratou hoa e whakarite. Kaore hoki he korero whakatuturu. Kaore he kupu a te komiti.

4 Akuhata, 1882.