Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 2, Nama 23

p.265 [Advertisement]
From W.H.Binks, advising all Ngāti Kahungunu people living outside the Province of Hawke's Bay of his store in Napier. Sells saddles, boots and other quality goods at very reasonable prices, and invites people to come and inspect his merchandise
pp.266-267 [Advertisements]
From Rāpata Pāma, advising the stud fees for the horse, Papapa.
From M.Boylan, advertising his services as a gunsmith.
[English translation included.]
From Tāmati Kane, advising the stud fees for the horse, Tiuka.
From Rāwiri Peremanga, advising the stud fees for the horse, Terenga.
p.268 [Advertisements]
From Te M.Hāpimana advising the stud fees for the horse, Ianga Tapiona.
From Ārena Mākarini advising the stud fees for the horse, Kingipini.
From Wiremu Piripi, who has opened a billiard saloon.
From A.H.Parona, advising the stud fee, qualities and pedigree of the horse, Kairaka.
The Bank
Underwriters for houses and ships for a small fee. Signed by Rōpata Tapihau, Napier.
From Paranihi Petara. Manufacturer of saddles and other equipment for use with horses.
From Hare Taihi. Tailor.
From Hare Teira. Footwear manufacturer.
From H.J.Hiki. Footwear manufacturer.
From T.Wiremu. Footwear manufacturer.
p.269 Death
Pāora Pareko at Te Atai.
Discusses the visit by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales to India. Comments on the purpose of the visit, which is to strengthen the British Empire, and that the Prince will one day visit New Zealand. Advises that the main purpose for publishing the article is so that Maori readers will know the mighty confederation they are a part of.
[English translation included.]
pp.269-272 Report from Parliament.
Reports a discussion by the Native Affairs Committee of a petition from Hauraki Maori concerning the sale of land and Maori representation [in Parliament]. Refers to Takamoana's statement that if equal representation could not be given there should be none at all because Maori were in the House in a false position, and that no good was be to be gained for Maori by remaining in the House under the present conditions.
[English translation included.]
pp.272-273 [Brief news items]
Notifies the date of the end of this session in Parliament.
Notice advising the next sitting of the Native Land Court in Taranaki.
Report from the Waikato Times discussing the increase in Maori cultivations in the Waikato.
Report of a feat of endurance by a Pakeha.
Report of a vicious attack on a Maori woman in Kennedy's Bay in the Poverty Bay area.
Report from the Whanganui Chronicle discussing the unusually passive behaviour of Maori engaged in much ploughing and fencing in the Waitōtara district.
A criticism of a report which appeared in the Australian newspaper, the Australasian. The Editor claims that it contains inaccuracies concerning the life-style of people living in Ahuriri [Napier], particularly the statement describing how the plains are chiefly or wholly in the hands of Maori.
A report from the Rangitīkei Advocate concerning problems over the extending of railway and telegraph lines between Foxton and Palmerston North.
p.273 [News item]
Report from the Native Land Court sitting in Taranaki, 21 October 1875, naming claimants.
Also lists people succeeding to lands at Waitara.
pp.273-276 Debate on Maori lands in Hawke's Bay.
Mr Sheehan speaks about the unscrupulous land dealings by Pakeha in the Hawke's Bay area. Refers to a suggestion in 1873 for a commission of enquiry to be put in place to investigate the land sales, but which has still not been carried out and in some areas of Hawke's Bay native title has been almost entirely extinguished. States that the Native Land Court should be held partly to blame for failing to advise Maori properly.
Also discusses the `Land Ring'. Refers to other speakers: Sir George Grey, who spoke in favour of Sheehan's motion, Sir Donald McLean who said there was no foundation for Sheehan's assertion as did Ormond.
pp.276-280 [Advertisements]
From Pāteriki Kohikorewe. Saddlemaker and manufacturer of gigs and carts at Taratera [Taradale].
From Hōne Maki Pe. Saddler and leather goods.
From Te Houra. Advertisement for plows, saddles, leather ware and other items for use with horses and carts.
From Takena Mā. A clothing store advertising the best clothes in the Province.
From Tātana. Sells goods such as wine and rum.
From H.Kata. House builder's advertisement for work in the Province of Hawke's Bay.
From H. Wiremu. Sells saddles, iron goods and goods made by carpenters. All goods from England.
From the Kamatira Hotel. Advertisement for hotel accommodation. Lists prices for meals and accommodation.
From E. Ahitana. The proprietor of the Provincial Hotel advertising the alcohol available at his hotel.
From H.Tiiri. Advertisement for tea and sugar.
From Te Parini. Advertising services as an ironmonger.
From Ropihone and Iriwini. Sells goods such as blankets, clothing, wine and beer.
From The Governor Brown Hotel. Advertising the fine hospitality and accommodation offered by the hotel. Also good stabling for horses.
From Tavistock Store. Advertisement for a merchant selling goods such as clothing, shoes and boots, household goods and general groceries. Also an agent for Te Wananga, the Daily Telegraph and The New Zealand Insurance Company.
[English translation included.]
From Hōne Ropitini. Advertisement from a watch and jewellery maker.
From J.Kirimiri. Advertisement from a clothing store, competitive prices.
From R.Mira. A stock agent. Lists the breeds of rams. Also deals in sheep flocks, and buys sheep for butchering.
From Pene Mete. Advertisement for his services as a house builder and architect.
From N.P.Paranite. Advertising his goods for sale at the best prices in Napier.
Te Wananga office
Explains the location of the newspaper's office, and states that the printer is Hēnare Hira [Henry Hill] and publisher, Hēnare Tōmoana.