No. 205.—Petition of Ramari Herewini.
Petitioner alleges that land called Whakarewa, at Motueka, Nelson, was given to the Church of England for school purposes on the understanding that it should be returned when not used. The school having ceased to exist, petitioner prays that the land be returned to the Maoris.
I am directed to report that the Committee recommend that legislation be passed to restore the land, as prayed, to the Natives.
No. 205.—Pitihana a Ramari Herewini.
E ki ana te kai-pitihana, ko tetahi whenua tona ingoa ko Whakarewa, kei Motueka, Whakatu, i hoatu ki te Hahi o Ingarangi hei mahi kura i runga i te tikanga me whakahoki taua wahi ki nga tangata nona ina kore e whakahaerea nga mahi kura ki runga. I te mea kua kore taua kura, e inoi ana nga kai-pitihana kia whakahokia taua whenua ki nga Maori.
Kua whakahaua ahau kia ki penei, ki te whakaaro o te Komiti me mahi he ture hei whakahoki i te whenua ki nga Maori i runga i ta ratou inoi.