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We have intelligence from New Zealand to the 25th August. At that date affairs they wore a gloomy and ominous appearance. John Heki was still unconquered, and likely to remain so. He had had the impudence to send word to the governor, that unless the troops were sent to fight him at the Bay of Islands, he would come and attack Auckland. To avert the fulfilment of this threat, the troops had been sent round in the "Hazard" and "Daphne".