No. 173.—Petition of Mereana Peka and 94 Others.
Petitioners allege that the six persons whose names appear in the title to land near Morrinsville, called Te Au-o-Waikato (8,621 acres), merely hold the same as trustees, and not as owners as is now claimed by them. The petitioners pray that legislation may be passed declaring them (the petitioners) also to be owners in the block.
I am directed to report that, as the Committee are advised that the Government is taking steps to have this matter adjusted, they have no recommendation to make.
No. 173.—Pitihana a Mereana Peka me etahi atu e iwa tekau ma wha.
E ki ana nga kai-pitihana ko nga tangata toko ono e mau nei o ratou ingoa i roto i te karaati mo tetahi whenua e tata ana ki Morrinsville, tona ingoa ko Te Au-o-Waikato, e 8,621 eka, he kaitiaki noa iho ratou, ehara i a ratou te whenua, otira inaianei kua ki aua tangata no ratou ake te whenua. E inoi ana nga kai-pitihana kia mania he ture hei whakauru i a ratou ki roto i taua poraka.
Kua whakahaua ahau kia ki penei, i te mea kua whakaaturia mai ki te Komiti kei te whakahaere tikanga te Kawanatanga inaianei e taea ai te whakatikatika o tenei mea, na reira kaore kau he kupu ma te Komiti.