No. 31.—Petition of Ruka Tuta and 13 Others.
Petitioners state that their land, called Whakarewa, at Motueka, was taken by certain bishops. They say that they are in distress, and pray that the land may be returned to them.
I am directed to report as follows:—
That Petitions No. 31, of 1883, and No. 92, of 1882, involve questions of great importance and requiring careful consideration. The Committee recommend that they should be considered early next session.
No. 31.—Pukapuka-inoi a Ruka Tuta me etahi atu 13.
E ki ana nga kai-pitihana ko to ratou whenua i Whakarewa, i Motueka i riro i etahi pihopa; e ki ana ratou ka nui to ratou mate, a e inoi ana kia whakahokia te whenua kia ratou.
Kua whakahaua ahau kia ki penei:—
Ko te pitihana 31 a te tau 1883 me te 92 o te tau 1882 e whaitikanga nui ana, he mea tika kia ata whiriwhiria marinetia. E mea ana te Komiti me tuku wawe mai ano i te timatanga o tera Paremete.