No. 107—Petition of Hapi Kiniha and Others (No. 2).
The petitioners allege that 200 acres of their lands were wrongfully included in a Government survey, and that they have been deprived of it in consequence. They state that Sir Donald McLean promised an inquiry into their grievance, but that such inquiry has never been made. They claim at the rate of £25 per acre for the land of which they state they been deprived, and pray for an investigation.
I am directed to report as follows:—
The Committee, having taken the evidence of Mr. Clarke, of the Native Department, and Mr. Locke, a gentleman intimately acquainted with the question raised by this petition, and having also examined three of the petitioners, are of Opinion that the petitioners have utterly failed to establish a grievance.