No. 354 of 1882.—Petition of Robert Graham (No. 4).
Petitioner states that in July, 1881, a Land Court was held at Ohinemutu, when a certificate of title was ordered to Niramoana Puri for Utanga No. 9, and to Anatenui te Rapi for Utanga No. 2a; that petitioner held leases from the owners, bearing date 6th August and 31st October, 1881 respectively; that he applied to the Chief Judge to enter a memorandum upon the Court roll, but this was refused upon the ground that the Thermal-Springs Act had come into operation; that the petitioner has erected buildings to the value of £5,000, yet has no security.
I am directed to report as follows:—
That, without pronouncing upon the validity of the lease referred to, or the equity of the case, the Committee recommends this petition to the consideration of the Government.
No. 354 of 1882.—Pukapuka-inoi a Rapata Kereama (Nama 4).
E Ki ana te kai-pitihana no Hurae, 1881, ka tu te Kooti Whakawa Whenua Maori ki Ohinemutu, whakaputaina ana he Tiwhikete mo Utanga Nama 9 ki a Niramoana Puri, me te Tiwhikete mo Utanga Nama 2a ki a Anatenui te Rapi; na i te kai-pitihana ano nga riihi a nga tangata whaitake ki aua whenua i tuhia i te 6 o Akuhata me te 31 o Oketopa, 1881; tono ana ia ki te Tumuaki o nga Kaiwhakawa kia tuhia iho ki te rouru o te Kooti, kihai i whakaaetia ki ana hoki te Kai-whakawa kua tau te mana o te Ture Ngawha ki taua takiwa, kua tu hoki nga whare a te kai-pitihana kai taua whenua e tae ana ki te £5,000 te utu, na kua kore ana tikanga.
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