Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 4, Nama 6
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pp.21-22 Editorial discussion of the resistance from Hōne Heke, the seizure and transportation of Pōmare to Auckland, the discovery of goods plundered from Kororāreka [Russell], the assistance to British forces from Te Wāka Nene, Rangatira Moetara, Mohi Tāwhai, Wiremu Tāhua, Wiremu Repa and others at the attack of [Hōne] Heke's fortification at Tapuaeharuru [Puketutu], the ambush by Kawiti.
Describes the supplies for the company; discusses the report that the British militia were led to Maiki Hill, the tactics adopted for the attack, and the reference to Taumārere in the battle cry made by the Ngā Puhi allies against Kawiti's Ngāti Hine affiliation; confirms that this report was verified by Wiremu Hopihana Tāhua, Hēnere Wiremu, and Rangatira Moetara. Attributes the survival of Kawiti's forces to retreat tactics. Concludes that good sense will conquer bad.
Reports on the battle between Heke and Te Wāka Nene, and Te Kahakaha and his son of Ōhaeawai, Te Haratua, and Wī Pohe being fatalities.
pp.22-23 Address to the people of Tauranga, Maketū and Ōpōtiki. Description of the trade practices of Maori from these regions. Description of the characteristics of a seaworthy ship for transporting goods to market. Prescription for notifying credit criteria in the newspaper; inspection of a ship for stability and seaworthiness.
p.23 Kāwhia
Notice of the dispute by Te Waitere [Rev. John Whiteley] and others concerning Te Rihata's [Dysart?] allegation that Maori are shooting his cattle [Vol. 3, No. 9].
p.24 Letters to the Editor
From A Kameriera, Piri-ki-te-kara [A Johnny-Come-Lately, Attached to the flag], Auckland
Disputes the argument by many Maori who agree with [Hōne] Heke that the British flag is a `land-grabbing flag', that the Maori people will be enslaved like the Aboriginal of Hopatāone [Hopetown] and Pouhakena [Poihākena, Port Jackson, Sydney]; argues that after 30 years' residence in the country he has not witnessed any land grabbing or inequitable land sales, reasons that the flag protects the land from any transgressions by the Americans, French or any other group.
A lament
Waiata [song] about the confrontation described in the Editorial of this issue.
Notice from Te Purutana regarding payment for gum.