No. 237 of 1881.—Petition of Nepia Taratoa and 22 Others.
Petitioners state that there is a dispute as to the boundary of their land, called Wharerangi, near the mouth of the Manawatu River; they refer to an impression that Wharerangi was included in the Awahou purchase, whilst they had really only leased it to Sir Donald McLean for ten years. Petitioners pray for payment or back rent, and that the land be restored.
I am directed to report as follows:—
That Wharerangi was included in the deed of cession of the Awahou Block, and the Committee has therefore no recommendation to make.