Nos. 544, 554, 381, 380, 560, 545, 450, 504, 555, 370, 543, 432, 327, and 527, Sess. II., 1884; Nos. 41, 56, 82, 105, 149, 154, 156, and 162.—Petitions of Te Puke Huriama and Others, Hakiruihi Puriwa and Others, Aperahama Rangitatia and Others, Te Ira te Pariki, Te Winitara Tupotahi and Others, Ngata Terenuku and Others (No. 2), Tukorehu and Others, Ngata Terenuku and Others (No. 1), Wiremu te Whitu, Harete Matiu and Others, Tireni Hangina and Others, Hone Tahurangi and Others, H. W. Tucker, and Ngahoki T. Kauru and Others; Taniora Arapata, Kohika and 24 Others, Ngauau Hinemu and Others, Utiku Potaka, Paora Parau, Hori Herehere, Hiriwanu Tapa Maitarawhai and Others, and Ema Retimana.
Petitioners pray that rehearings may be granted by the Native Land Court for the different blocks of land mentioned in their petitions. They give various reasons why their request should be granted.
I am directed to report as follows: (1.) That, in accordance with the terms of their report of the 17th October, 1884, this Committee cannot see their way to adjudicate upon petitions for rehearing cases which have been already dealt with according to law. (2.) That, with regard to the charges of bribery made against the Assessor who sat in the Maungatautari case, the Committee desire to call the attention of the Government to the same, with a view (if the allegations are proved) to have punishment meted out to him.