Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 3, Nama 52

p.485 Notice listing dates and times for sunrise and sunset.
A notice for the subscribers to Te Wananga
Uses metaphoric language to remind readers of the good work done by Te Wananga in informing Maori of issues that concern them, and for readers to continue to subscribe to the newspaper with articles of interest.
Notice for the many Maori of New Zealand
Advises a forthcoming journey by members of Te Wananga's committee to source material for the newspaper.
Notice from Te Wananga advising that subscriptions have been received.
pp.486-487 The future of the Maori
Discusses how Maori are a dying race and suggests ways in which Maori may ensure their survival, which will be published in future issues.
Also comments on the number of vices Maori have acquired from European, which out-number the virtues. States that the newspaper will endeavour to show Maori how they may achieve the higher level of social and intellectual status that European people enjoy.
[English translation included.]
p.486 Sir Donald McLean
Report concerning the declining health of the former Native Minister.
[English translation included.]
The news.
Notifies a forthcoming meeting to be held at Ōmahu.
pp.486-487 The Ōmahu meeting
Discusses the meeting of Maori chiefs held at Ōmahu, which about 300 people attended including representatives from Ngāti Kahungunu, Arawa and Urewera tribal groups. States that the principal objective was to set an agenda to be discussed at the next general meeting of chiefs. Contains general description of the meeting and the issues discussed.
[English translation included.]
p.487 Parliamentary Select Committee
Petition from Wiremu Parata
Discusses a dispute that has been brought against the Bishop of Wellington [Octavius Hadfield]. Refers to land belonging to Wiremu Parata which should have been returned to him once the Church had no further use for it, however, without the consent of the tribe [Ngāti Awa], Parliament has decided to issue a Crown Grant to the Church.
Petition from Hirini Taiwhanga
Concerns two issues; return of a land survey license and Taiwhanga's older brother, which the Committee decided they had no power to deal with.
Petition from Wī Te Whēoro
Concerns a dispute over the construction of the railway line through the Taupiri area. Discusses the costs of moving the line and suggests that Maori fence the remaining area. States that the Committee did not recommend moving the railway line, despite acknowledging that the fault lies with the Government.
pp.488-494 House of Representatives
Supply - Class VI - Native Department
Discusses the work and remuneration of the Native Assessors.
Also discusses the continuation of the paper, Te Waka Maori.
Also concerns the Ngā Puhi position on the Government, stating that Europeans had won the respect of Ngā Puhi and Ngā Puhi had not bought it with land sales. Also states that the people in the North wanted roads, the telegraph and schools established in their areas.
Contains a summary of the reported wrongdoings of McLean.
Reports Karaitiana Takamoana's discussion concerning Ngā Puhi support and Sir Donald McLean, and also criticism of the way McLean used his position as Native Minister to purchase Maori land for himself. Discusses cases from the Hawke's Bay area.
States that Takamoana is also critical of the Northern Maori Member's sudden support for McLean and the Native Department.
[English translation included.]
pp.494-495 [Letters to the Editor]
From Pipi Apanui and others, Whakatāne
Expresses support for Nahe's word that if the confiscated land in Waikato is not returned to Tāwhiao, then the Governor should not visit him. Contains a waiata [song].
From Pomaparia Te Ahuroa
Requests the return to the Maori owners of the swampland, Piako.
Also discusses Nahe's speech concerning the returning of the confiscated lands at Waikato.
Contains general discussion concerning Maori representation in Parliament.
From Īhāia Hūtana, Waiapu
Concerns a visit made to Ngāti Porou in 1867, and comments on the good health and prosperity of the people. States that upon returning in 1876, the people were no longer enjoying a good status and this is accredited to the dishonest work of the Native Land Court.
Also discusses a shipwreck at Horoera.
Also reports a fire at Awanui, Waiapu, which destroyed six houses, four of which belonged to the Pakeha, Walker, and two belonging to Rāpata and his children.
From Te Kiwi, Harataunga, Kennedy's Bay
Encourages Maori and Pakeha to seek out the Lord and listen to the messages within his words.
From Tāmati Ranapīri, Ōtaki
Comments on the letter [14 October, 1876, Te Wananga ] from Manaena Tinikiterangi, which asked that people do not vote for half-castes. Queries whether problems for Maori are being caused by half-castes or the government laws. Contains a whakataukī [saying] which refers to the unpredictability of men in choosing their wives, or that women can be difficult to please, when choosing a man.
p.495 Advertisement advising the fares and schedule for the steamer, Manaia.
One pound reward
From Ereatara Kuru advising a reward for information on a missing horse.
[English translation included.]
p.496 [Advertisements]
From Paratari, who sells saddlery and equipment for horses.
From Te Wara, manufactures watches and jewellery.
From Tāmati Tauni. Established a blacksmith shop in Hastings, which also carries out farm machinery repairs.
Cost [of subscription]
Gives annual subscription rates: £1 per year but £1.2s.6d if posted. Weekly purchase from newsagents is 6d.
[English translation included.]
Notice concerning publishing details for Te Wananga.
Notice from Piripi Te Māri advising that any person found digging trenches at the mouth of the Wairarapa will be prosecuted.
[English translation included.]
Notice from Hōri Tāwai [Tāwhai?] and Nepe Apatu
Warns against taking dogs onto land at Takapau.