No. 401.—Petition of Heuheu Tukino.
Petitioner says he is head chief of Ngatituwharetoa, Taupo. He refers to the petition of Ngatimaniapoto, in which is a claim for lands of his tribe. This, he says, is without his consent. He gives the boundary of the lands which belong to his tribe (a branch of the Arawa). Petitioner complains of the excessive fees allowed to lawyers in the Land Court, and also of the practice of holding Courts at places distant from the lands adjudicated upon. He prays for redress of the various grievances above enumerated.
I am directed to report as follows:—
That the subject-matter of the petition is now being discussed in Parliament upon the Native Land Laws Amendment Bill. The Committee has no recommendation to make.
No. 401.—Pukapuka-inoi a Heuheu Tukino.
E ki ana te kai-pitihana ko ia te tino Rangatira o Ngatituwharetoa i Taupo, e whai kupu ana ia mo runga i te pitihana a Ngatimaniapoto e whai Keremu ana ki nga whenua o tona iwi, e ki ana ia kahore ia i whakaae. E whakaatu ana ia i nga rohe o nga whenua o tona iwi (he wahanga no te Arawa). E whai kupu ana te kai pititihana mo te nui o te utu ma nga roia i roto i te Kooti whenua Maori, ko tetahi ko te mahi whakatu i nga Kooti ki nga wahi tawhiti i nga whenua e whakawakia ana. E inoi ana ia kia whaka putaina tetahi tikanga ki a ia mo te maha o ona mate e whakahuatia nei i runga ake.
Kua whakahana ahau kia ki penei:—
Ko nga take o tenei pitihana e whai nei i runga i te Pire whakatikatika i te Ture Whenua Maori kei te korerotia inaianei i roto i te Paremete.