No. 352.—Petition of Ihaka Paka and Others.
Petitioners allege that when the sale of the Manawatu-Kukutauaki Block took place they stipulated for a reserve of 1,000 acres, but when the quantity handed over to them was surveyed they found there was only 987 acres. They pray for the return of the 13 acres short.
I am directed to report that the Committee, having ascertained all the circumstances connected with the case, are of opinion the petitioners have no claim for consideration.