No. 364 of 1882.—Petition of Timoti Puhipi.
Petitioner states that in 1868 Ruaroa, near Takahue, came into the possession of John Lundon; that in 1869 or 1870 he and others had signed a conveyance to Lundon; that this was done in field or house, and not in a Court or before a Justice; that up to the present time the laud has not been paid for; that therefore he will not allow Lundon, or any one to whom Lundon may transfer the holding, to occupy the land; and he prays that he may be put into possession of the ground belonging to his ancestors.
I am directed to report as follows:—
That this is a case which can be settled only by a Court of law, the dispute being between private individuals.
No. 364 of 1882.—Pukapuka-inoi a Timoti Puhipi.
E Ki ana te kai-pitihana no te tau 1868 ka riro i a Hone Ranana a Ruaroa e tata ana ki Takahue, no te tau 1869,1870 ranei i haina tahi ia me etahi atu i te pukapuka tuku i a Ranana; i mahia ki te Whare ki te koraha kaore i mahia ki te Kooti ki te aroaro ranei o te Kai-whakawa; kaore ano kia utua nga moni mo taua whenua; no reira e kore ia e whakaae kia riro i a Ranana taua whenua, i tetahi atu tangata ranei e tukua mai ana e Ranana ki a ia te tikanga; e inoi ana hoki ia kia whakahokia ki a ia te whenua o ona tipuna:—
Kua whakahaua ahau kia ki penei:—
He mea ke tenei mai tetahi Kooti whakawa e whakatau, natemea he tautohe tenei i waenganui i te tangata noaiho.