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Reports of the Native Affairs Committee, 1877.

Report on Petition of Hiko Piata

Report on Petition of Hiko Piata.

Petitioner prays that a piece of land in the Wairarapa may be restored to him, as the surveyors have deprived him of it by wrongfully running a line into his land. He alleges that Mr. Maunsell was sent by the Government to inquire into the matter, and that he reported that the line was in the wrong place. Petitioner complains that his grievance has not yet been redressed, and prays the House to look into the matter and have it settled at once, as his European neighbour wishes to fence, and he (the petitioner) does not agree, on account of the boundary line being wrong.

I am directed to report as follows:—

That in the opinion of the Committee the petitioner has established a grievance which ought to be inquired into by the Government without delay, in order that suitable redress may be afforded.

John Bryce,

28th November, 1877.