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NATIVE AFFAIRS.

By Telegraph. Hawbra, April 19. The Parihaka meeting is over, but nothing important has transpired. The Maoris still have faith in Te Whiti. As the Constabulary camps have not been advanced fer some time the natives believe that Te Whiti has mesmerised the Government, and that they fear to advance into Te Whiti’s territory. Judging from the rate at which the road work is progressing —about two chains per diem —allowing 50 per cent, off for wet weather, it will take five years and seven months to complete the thirty miles gap between the Constabulary camps ; but the men are said to be usefully employed clearing a breadth of country on each side of the road for the benefit of future settlers or Maoris,

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NATIVE AFFAIRS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 89, 20 April 1880

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