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Report of the Native Affairs Committee, 1883.

No. 108.—Petition of Mita te Rangi-tu-a-Koha and 6 Others

No. 108.—Petition of Mita te Rangi-tu-a-Koha and 6 Others.

Petitioners state that in 1873 the Land Court awarded a block of land called Pukehina, Bay of Plenty, to them; that in mistake they had applied for a rehearing, and were so successful that an page 2Order in Council to that effect was issued on the 8th April, 1880, but that the rehearing had never been held. They now learn that their opponents, the Ngatimakino, have presented a petition to parliament to have the case heard again. Petitioners pray that nothing be done towards this object, as they now hold the land and wish to remain owners.

I am directed to report as follows:—

That no rehearing can now take place except after special legislation. This case is similar to that of No. 74. The Committee recommends the matter to the consideration of the Government, as in the report upon that petition.

11th July, 1883.