No. 92 of 1882.—Petition of Tapata Harepeka, a Ruka, a Ramari, and Another.
Petitioners state that the Bishop had got the children of the district to attend school at Motueka, and afterwards got the land called Wakarewa for the children to cultivate, but it had been agreed that the land should be returned when the school was closed. The school is closed, and the petitioners do not wish it re-opened, but want the land to be returned to them.
I am directed by the Committee to report as follows:—
That, as the Bishop of Nelson, who represents the trustees in this case, is at present in England, they do not consider it advisable to report on the petition until after his return; therefore that the petition stand over until next session.