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Reports of the Native Affairs Committee, 1877.

[Report on Petition of Hone Mohi Tawhai]

Report on Petition of Hone Mohi Tawhai.

This petition contains long arguments and objections against the Native Land Court Bill now before the House. The principal objections are to the want of power on the part of the Native Assessors, and to the interference with Native lands by survey, mortgage, or otherwise, before a desire that it should be dealt with has been expressed by a majority of the owners. The petition, however, contains numerous other objections.

I am directed to report as follows:—

That the Native Land Court Bill referred to in the petition being now before the House, the Committee are satisfied that the objections and suggestions made by the petitioner will receive the consideration of the Legislature.

John Bryce,
Chairman.

16th August, 1877.

[Translation.]
Ko te Kupu a te Komiti mo runga i te Pukapuka-inoi a Hone Mohi Tawhai.

Ko nga kupu o tenei pukapuka-inoi he kupu tautohe whakahe hoki ki te Ture Kooti Whenua Maori e takoto mai nei i te aroaro o te Whare. Ko nga tino whakahe mo te mana kore o nga Ateha Maori mo te pokanoa hoki o nga ruri, o nga mokete me era atu whakahaere ki nga Whenua Maori i te mea kahore ano he kupu hiahia ki te pera i whakahuatia e te nuinga o nga tangata no ratou te whenua. Otira, he maha atu nga kupu whakahe kei roto i te pukapuka-inoi.

Kua whakahaua ahau kia ki penei atu ki te Whare:—

Notemea kei te aroaro o te Whare te Ture Kooti Whenua Maori e whakahuatia ana i roto i te pukapuka-inoi, e tino whakaaro ana te Komiti ka ata whiriwhiria e te Runanga nga kupu whakahe me nga kupu tohutohu o te pukapuka-inoi.

John Bryce,
Tumuaki.

Akuhata 16, 1877.