Wī Pere was a politician from Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki and Rongowhakaata tribes. He criticised the practice of forcing Māori into towns for hearings, noting that in one example, ‘The expenses were so great that the value of the land was absorbed in the outlay incurred in attending the sittings of the Court.’
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