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[by telegraph.] Pun oarehu, To-day. The native prisoners, men, women, and children, to the number of 52, left Fort Holiest on, Pungarehu, at 5 o’clock yesterday morning for Opunake, 14 miles away, there to await the steamer which is to convey them to Wanganui. The Constabulary say that the Maoris will return to Parihaka the first opportunity they get. Mr Parris arrived from New Plymouth yesterday morning, and immediately proceeded to Parihaka. Should he _be successful in identifying any alien tribes who have assembled there, they will be arrested. The natives are making preparations for the meeting to-day. It is not known who will address the assemblage, as the principal chiefs are in custody. The stockade to the west of Parihaka is now almost completed. After the arrest of the Ngatiawa natives had been completed the men were dismissed, and nothing further was done during the afternoon.

Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! The Canterbury and Marlborough contingents have just marched for Opunake. They embark to-morrow. The Mounted Rifles who escorted the prisoners to Opunake yesterday returned last night.

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THE ROW WITH THE MAORIS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 494, 17 November 1881

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THE ROW WITH THE MAORIS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 494, 17 November 1881

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