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Reports of meetings on Māori Church matters, 1872-1888

He Mihi Kia Mata Herewini

He Mihi Kia Mata Herewini.

E to matou whaea aroha e Mata Herewini. Tena koe. He mihi atu tena na matou kia koe, ara, na te Hahi Maori o te Atirikonataoga o te Waimate, he maharatanga ake no o matou ) ngakau ki to matou matua aroha kia Pihopa Herewini kua ngaro atu nei ki te wahi e okioki ai te hunga whakapono ki roto ki te Ariki, e pera ana me te kupu e kī neī: "Ka hari te hunga e mate ana i roto i te Ariki; ae ra e ai ta te Wairua, kia okioki ratou i a ratou mahi."

E mohio ana hoki āna tamariki Maori katoa i konei i te nui o āna mahi i tenei motu puta noa atu ki nga motu o Meranihia taea noatia tona haerenga atu ki Ingarani, kahore ia i wareware ki te tuku iho i āna kupu poroporoaki ki āna tamariki Maori i te ra i haere atu ai ia i konei. Hei kona ra e to matou whaea aroha tatari atu ai ki te reo karanga iho mou, kia neke atu ki te wahi e noho mai ra to matou matua a Pihopa Herewini. Heoi ano a matou kupu mihi atu ki a koe.

Na te Hui o te Hahi Maori o te Atirikonatanga o te Waimate, i mine ki Peria, Oruru, i a Hanuere 23, 1879.