No. 191 of 1882.—Petition of Horomona Paatu and 8 Others (referred back).
Petitioners pray that Crown grants may be issued to them for the following Native reserves: New River, Aparima. Centre Island, Colacs Bay, Paihi, Wakapatu, Waimatuku, Te Anau, and Popoti. They also complain that three acres of land at Otautau, promised in 1874, have not been given to them.
I am directed to report as follows:—
That the evidence of Mr. Alexander Mackay is to the following effect: That the petitioners have no legal claim to Centre Island, Paihi, Waimatuku, Te Anau, and Popoti; that they are entitled to Crown grants for New River, Aparima, Colacs Bay, and Wakaputa; that he had recommended small fishery easements to be given to them at Otautau and the mouth of the Waiau. The Committee recommends these representations to the favourable consideration of the Government.
No. 191 of 1882.—Pukapuka-inoi a Horomona Paatu me etahi atu 8 (whiriwhiringa tuarua).
E Inoi ana nga kai-pitihana kia whakaputaina he Karauna karaati mo nga Rahui Maori e whai ake nei nga ingoa:, Aparima, Paihi, Wakapatu, Waimatuku, Te Anau, me Popoti. E ki ana hoki ratou e 3 eka whenua i whakaaetia i Otautau i te tau 1874 kaore ano nei kia hoatu kia ratou.
Kua whakahaua ahau kia ki penei:—
Ko nga whaikorero a Ariki Make e mea ana: Kaore he take a nga kai-pitihana i runga i te ture mo, Paihi, Waimatuku, Te Anau, me Popoti, engari e whaitikanga ana ratou ki nga Karaati mo, Aparima, me Wakapatu, i ki atu ano hoki ia kia whakaritea etahi wahi hiinga ika i Otautau me te Ngutu-awa o Waiau. Ka tukua atu enei mea e te Komiti kia ata whakaarohia e te Kawanatanga.