No. 279 of 1881.—Petition of Winikerei te Whetuiti.
Petitioner claims 1,000 acres in the Haungawera Block, near Piako, on the ground of having been only a child when the land was sold.
I am directed to report as follows:—
It seems that Government, through Mr. Puckey, promised £20 to the petitioner in extinguishment of his alleged claims but he refused to receive it on the condition that it would extinguish all claims. According to Mr. 'Puckey's report, he wanted £50. The Committee recommends that Government should try to satisfactorily settle the matter as soon as possible.
No. 279 of 1881.—Pukapuka-inoi a Winikerei te Whetuiti.
E Tono ana te kai-pitihana kia hoatu he mano eka mana i te Haungawera Poraka e tata ana ki Piako, natemea he tamariki rawa ia i te wa i hokona ai taua whenua.
Kua whakahaua ahau kia ki penei:—
I whakaaetia e te Paki mo te taha Kawanatanga kia hoatu te £20—ki te kai-pitihana hei whakakore i ona take ki taua whenua, otira kaore ia i whakaae ma tera e whakakore ona paanga ki te whenua; i roto i te ripoata a te Paki e mea ana i tono ia kia £50. E whakaaro ana te Komiti me hohoro te whakamatau atu a te Kawanatanga ki te whakaoti tika i taua mea.