No. 522.—Petition of Anaru Te Kahaki and Others.
Petitioners say that they reside at Waiapu, Cook County. They refer to attempts of Europeans to get their lands, and to the various Acts passed for protecting their property. They pray for an Act to secure a town site in connection with petroleum works, and also that the adjoining lands should be reserved from sale, but to be leased for farming and other purposes. They also pray that a Native Committee may be empowered to act in this matter, under the direction of the Public Trustee.
I am directed to report as follows:—
That this petition be referred to the Government for consideration.
No. 522.—Pukapuka-inoi a Anaru Te Kahaki me etahi atu.
E ki ana nga kai-pitihana kei Waiapu ratou e noho ana i roto i te Kaute o Kuki. E whakahua ana ratou i te mahi a nga pakeha a whai ana ki o ratou whenua me nga Ture hoki i paahitia hei tiaki i o ratou whenua. E inoi ana ratou kia hangaia he ture mo tetahi wahi hei Taone i te takiwa o nga mahi hinu whenua, a ko nga whenua e piri ana ki reira me here kia kaua e hokona engari me riihi anake hei paamu me etahi atu mea. E inoi ana ano hoki ratou kia whakamanaia tetahi Komiti Maori hei whakahaere i enei tikanga i raro i nga tohutohu a Te Kai-tiaki o te Katoa.
Kua whakahaua ahau kia ki penei:—
Me tuku atu tenei pitihana hei whakaarohanga ma te Kawanatanga.