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Wellington telegrams of Thursday’s dale say - The Government have received no news of any importance regarding native affairs. The Royal Commission has been formally opened at Haivera. Another camp, in advance of Iho former one, has been selected for the Armed Constabulary on the Yvannate Plains. Tno site of the new camp is on the banks of Kaui'iohoiuil liver,about nine mi.esbeyond the Waiugororo and fourteen miles from Hawcra. °The locality is described as a most suitable one for the object in view, being excellently adapted for campaign purposes. The Constabulary continue in good health, and arc making capital progress v ith the road formation. There is a strong body -if men now available to make a beginning from the Stouey riverend as soon as this shall he uccmed ad\ isable. Private nows from Panhaka points entirely to a peaceful result of Tito Kowaru’s visit to Te Whit!, it being reported that tie latter has reiterated his orders that nobody shall interfere between the Government and himself, and that he has dec’ared his perfect alrlity, whenever he shall think tit, to settle the whole question favorably to his’views by supernatural powers. From Wanganui the following has boon received, also dated Thursday : It is reported in town that Mr. Barkley, a Government surveyor engaged on the Pukototara block, has been turned off by a party of armed natives. The land in question is up the Wanganui river. The natives, it is said, took possession of the survey camp, and insisted upon the surveyors leaving. Another report reached town by the mail carrier between Fordell and Murumotu that shots have been exchanged between hostile natives at Murumotu, and that pahs have been formed. It was not known if anyone was injured.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 61, 14 February 1880

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NATIVE AFFAIRS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 61, 14 February 1880