No. 217.—Petition of Pepene Eketone and 163 Others.
Petitioners pray that all restrictions may be removed from the lands in the Rohe-potae District which have passed through the Native Land Court, in order that they may deal with them as they deem fit, and that favourable consideration be given to Mr. Kaihau's Bill (the Maori Council Constitution Bill).
I am directed to report that, as the requests in this petition seem fair and reasonable, the Committee recommend it to the favourable consideration of the Government.
No. 217.—Pitihana a Pepene Eketone me etahi atu kotahi rau e ono tekau ma toru.
E inoi ana nga kai-pitihana kia wetekina atu nga here katoa e mau nei i runga i nga whenua o te Takiwa o Rohe-potae kua paahitia e te Kooti Whenua Maori, kia ahei ai ratou ki te whakahaere i aua wahi i runga i ta ratou i pai ai, a kia whiriwhiria paitia te Pire a Henare Kaihau (te Pire Whakamana Kaunihera Maori).
Kua whakahaua ahau kia ki penei, i te mea e ahua tika ana e ahua marama ana hoki nga tono o roto i tenei pitihana, ki te whakaaro o te Komiti me pai te whiriwhiri a te Kawanatanga i tenei pitihana.