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Reports of the Native Affairs Committee, 1881.

No. 164 of 1881.—Ihaia Tainui and 3 Others

No. 164 of 1881.—Ihaia Tainui and 3 Others.

Petitioners state that, in 1879, Mr. Commissioner Young awarded them certain lands for which Crown grants were to have been issued, and that these grants have not been made, on the grounds that the lands had not been surveyed. The petitioners pray for the immediate survey and subdivision preparatory to the issue of the grants.

I am directed to report as follows:—

That, in the opinion of this Committee, the request of the petitioners for the individualization of their titles is one which can be complied with, and ought to be given effect to without further delay; special care being taken to secure the reserved lands, to provide for a fair distribution of rents, and to protect the rights of any persons now in occupation.

26th July, 1881.