- Te Whiti visited by a member of Bryce’s staff – offered release, government income and land for himself if he ceased to assemble his people.
- He refused. The offer was made again and rejected again.
- Prisoners were transferred to Nelson where they received a third offer also refused.
- Under pressure from Britain, Te Whiti and Tohu were released March 1883.
- To guard against further difficulties the Government passed the West Coast Peace Preservation Act 1882 Continuance Act 1883.
- The prophets remained subject to rearrest without warrant, charge, or trial.
- The prohibition on Māori gatherings stayed in force and no Māori could travel to or in Parihaka without a special pass.
- The Armed Constabulary remained stationed there.