Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 3, Nama 38

p.389 Notice listing dates and times of sunrise and sunset.
A notice for the subscribers to Te Wananga
Reminds readers of the good work done by Te Wananga in informing Maori of issues that concern them, and to continue to subscribe to the newspaper with articles of interest. Contains metaphoric language.
pp.389-391 [Editorial]
Concerns moves in Parliament to obstruct Maori from electing their own tribal representative to a parliamentary seat. Refers to the law that only owners of land to a certain value may vote.
[English translation included.]
p.391 [Editorial]
Discusses the deeds of the `Land Ring', their representation in Parliament and their dealings, such as mortgages, land leases, land sales and alcohol abuse. Contains metaphoric language and a waiata [song].
pp.391-393 [News item]
Legislative Council
Maori Representation Bill.
Concerns an extension to Maori representation in Parliament and lists the speakers. States that Maori are `experiencing an undue amount of representation in Parliament' which caused distinctions between Maori and European subjects. Also states that Maori had no real influence as they could not pass legislation themselves, and the legislation passed was always beneficial to European because of the way Parliament was weighted in their favour.
[English translation included.]
pp.393-396 [Letters to the Editor]
From Takarangi Otaota-o-Aotearoa and others, Te Kiritahi, Whanganui
Supports the words of Mr Whitaker [Te Wananga, 8 August, 1876] concerning the status of Maori and their representation in Parliament.
[English translation included.]
From Takarangi Otaota-o-Aotearoa and others, Te Kiritahi, Whanganui
Supports the words of Mr Reader-Wood published at the same time as those of Mr Whitaker [Te Wananga, 8th August, 1876]. Also criticises Sir Donald McLean and the way Maori land has been taken by Europeans.
[English translation included.]
From Tikawenga Te Tau and others, Waipoapoa, Wairarapa
Concerns the new Maori land legislation recently proposed by Sir Donald McLean and asks the Members of Parliament to discard the new Bill.
[English translation included.]
From Reupena Ngātaieparino and 36 others, Turakina
Contains a petition to Parliament condemning McLean's new Maori land legislation signed by 36 people.
[English translation included.]
From Ōtamatea, Kaipara
States that the people of Ōtamatea condem not only the new Maori land legislation, but the land laws of 1873 as well.
[English translation included.]
p.396 [Advertisements]
From Pairani, advertising saddlery and equipment for horses.
From Te Wara, manufactures watches and jewellery.
Notice from J.Rogan advising a forthcoming Land Court sitting.
[English translation included.]
Advertisement from Paratari who sells saddles and equipment for horses.
Cost [of subscription]
Gives annual subscription rates: £1 per year but £1.2s.6d if posted. Weekly purchase from newsagents is 6d.
Notice concerning publishing details for Te Wananga.