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Reports of the Native Affairs Committee, 1898.

[The East Coast Native Land Board Bill.]

The East Coast Native Land Board Bill.

The Native Affairs Committee, to whom was referred the above-mentioned Bill, has duly considered the same, and has directed me to report as follows:—

That it is not advisable to create any special Board for the administration of the lands formerly held by the New Zealand Native Land Settlement Company (Limited), but instead (if such powers do not at present exist) a Bill be introduced granting power to trustees to dispose of such of the lands now held in trust by the Hon. James Carroll and Mr. Wi Pere, Ms.H.R., as will liquidate the debt now owing to the Bank of New Zealand; that, after paying such debt, all land remaining unsold be dealt with by special Act in such manner as may be recommended by the Validation Court after ascertaining the wishes of the beneficiaries; and with a view to the introduction of the necessary legislation the present Bill be not proceeded with.

16th September, 1898.
page 14

[Translation.]
Te Pire Poari mo nga Whenua Maori o te Tai-Rawhiti.

I tukuna mai ki te Komiti mo nga Mea Maori te Pire e mau nei te ingoa i runga nei, a kua ata whiriwhiria e ratou taua mea, a kua whakahaua ahau kia ki penei:—

Kaore e pai kia whakaturia he Poari motuhake hei whakahaere i nga whenua i tukua atu nei i mua ki te Kamupene Whakanohonoho Whenua Maori o Niu Tireni, engari (mehemea ra kaore he mana pera naianei) me whakauru he Pire hei whakamana i etahi kai-tiaki hei hokohoko atu i etahi o aua whenua, e puritia nei i naianei a Honore Timi Kara me Wi Pere, Ms.H.R., hei whakaea i te nama a te Peeke o Niu Tireni e takoto nei i runga i aua whenua; a ina ea taua nama ko nga wahi o aua whenua kaore i hokona me riro ma tetahi Ture motuhake e whakahaere i runga i nga tikanga tera e tohutohungia e te Kooti Whakamana ina kitea nga hiahia o nga tangata whaitake ki aua whenua, a i runga i te whakaaro me mahi he ture e tika ana mo aua whenua, na reira me whakamutu te whakahaere o tenei Pire e mau nei tona ingoa i runga nei.

16 o Hepetema, 1898.