|1.||That we were present with Makuini Karepa, one of the persons named in the order of the Court of the Block Manawatu-Kukutauaki No. 4d, on the day when she died.|
|2.||That she then stated, "In case of my death I proclaim Riperata te Rauoterangi, the niece of me, Makuini Karepa, to be my successor." And we make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true, and by virtue of an Act of the General Assembly of New Zealand intituled "The Justices of the Peace Act, 1866."|
Declared at Waikawa, near Otaki, on oath, this7th day of June, 1875.
James Booth, R.M.