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Reports of the Native Affairs Committee, 1882.

No. 115 of 1882.—Petition of Paora Rerepu and 24 Others

No. 115 of 1882.—Petition of Paora Rerepu and 24 Others.

Petitioners complain of a road passing their village, causing the destruction of their whares and fences, and say that there is an equally good road-line to be found elsewhere.

I am directed to report as follows:—

That Government has had information that no whares have been interfered with, that no fencing of importance has been removed, and that the road has been spoiled in order to avoid Maori cultivations. The road is upon the old track. At the same time it is stated by the officer in charge that he has not yet visited the place. The Committee recommends that he should be instructed to see the ground as soon as possible, and take the road, if suitable, by a route indicated by the Natives, so as to avoid interfering in any way with their improvements.

29th June, 1882.