Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 5, Nama 1

p.1 A notice to Maori
Reminder notice for subscriptions, listing the yearly subscription as £1.2s.6d.
From Maki Tonoere, advising his services as a land agent.
From Rēneti and Co., listing the clothing items available from their store.
From Paerani and Co., listing the agricultural implements available from their store.
pp.1-2 [Editorial]
Discusses the work of the Native Land Court and suggests that the Court should take Maori beliefs and practices into account when making decisions.
[English translation included.]
pp.2-3 [News items]
Napier floods
Lists the amounts needed to compensate for damage caused by flooding from rivers in the Napier area.
Notifies that work will soon commence on the proposed bridge over the Waipāoa River.
A murder
Concerns the judgement for a murder committed by a Pakeha, who was released.
The Governor
Notifying the Governor's imminent return to Port Jackson [Sydney, Australia] and England.
Railway at Waikato
Discusses the completion of the railway from Auckland through to Hamilton and states that it takes one day for the return trip.
Heta Tiki
Records the judgement in a quarrel over land between Heta Tiki and Te Harini.
Governor Grey
Reports on the recent meeting between Grey and Maori in Auckland, which was attended by 2000 Maori.
Reports that Waikato Maori have instructed the Government to ban the sale of alcohol in the Waikato area.
Objects to English involvement in the aftermath of battles at Constantinople.
Turkey's warship
Some overseas newspapers have reported the sale of Turkey's warships.
A request has been made for Pakeha to stop climbing Tongariro as it is sacred to Maori.
The railway has been extended from Te Takapau through to Te Kōpua.
Parini [?]
Reports that people have deserted the city of Tiamona [?], in Parini [?].
Meeting at Taupō
Reports a meeting at which Maori pledged their support to the Government over plans for roads and schools.
Railway at Napier
Compares the revenue for the months of November 1876 with those of November 1877.
Turkey's money
Reports that £2,500 has accumulated from monies left by Turks at Mahomet's grave. States this is to be used in the war against Russia.
Concerns money collected throughout the world to assist starving people in India.
Governor Grey
Discusses Grey's journey into the Waikato to meet with Tāwhiao.
p.4 [News items]
The people of New Zealand
Announces the forthcoming census.
The Court travelling to Taupō
Announcing that the [Land] Court will be sitting at Taupō every Wednesday.
Mummies found at Kāwhia
Report from the Canterbury Times discussing the discovery of mummies in a Kāwhia cave.
[English translation included.]
pp.4-5 Right view of Ministers
Discusses the favourable reception given throughout the country for various ministers of the new Government.
[English translation included.]
p.5 Christmas sports at Taupō
Reports the events of the day organised by Hōhepa Tamamutu at his settlement, Rangatira. States that Pakeha were invited to participate, and details the events.
[English translation included.]
p.6 Railways working account
Lists the total receipts and expenditure during the financial year 1877-78.
[English translation included.]
pp.6-7 What the English state church costs
Details the expenditure of the state church.
[English translation included.]
pp.7-8 Report of the war between Russia and Turkey
Gives details of the war and the British Parliament's reaction to it.
pp.8-9 Te Aute College
Details a meeting held to discuss various issues concerning the establishment of Te Aute College. Lists the speakers and their questions.
pp.9-11 [Letters to the Editor]
From Matiaha Tiramōrehu and others, Moeraki
Asking if anyone knows of a person capable of editing a newspaper that they are proposing. Contains examples of the southern Maori dialect.
[English translation included.]
From Rēnata Te Tākou, Te Motuiti, Foxton
To Hoani Nahe and Karaitiana Takamoana
Requesting that the two following letters with names be published in Te Wananga.
States that the Ngāti Raukawa people support the new Government of Governor Grey.
[English translation included.]
p.11 From Hēnare Mahuika, Kaiapoi
Describes the feast held to celebrate the birth of Retimana Momo, Rāpaki.
From Tīmata Tītoko
Discusses the deeds of the group known as Ngāti Hokohē [a Pakeha land group led by Sir Donald McLean intent on acquiring land], who were involved in dubious land dealings in the Hawke's Bay area.
States that the Native Land Court should be disbanded.
Advertisement from Tāreha Moananui and others, Waiohiki, expressing support for Grey's new Government, support for the Queen of England, and asking that other tribal groups join with them in expressing support.
[English translation included.]
p.12 [Notices]
From Wī Matua, advertising horses for sale.
[English translation included.]
From W.J.Mira, rewards notice concerning an act of sabotage against the railways.
[English translation included.]
From Rāpata Wirikini, advising the stud fees for the horse `Little John'.
Advises the fares and schedule for the steamer, Manaia.
From Te Mira, warning Maori that it is illegal to play cards while travelling on the trains as per rule 31.
Advertisement from Te Wara and Company, manufacturers of greenstone jewellery.
Debt collection notice from Nikora.
Cost [of subscription]
Subscription notice from Te Wananga.
[Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand]
Te Wananga is printed by Henry Hill and published by Hēnare Tōmoana.
[English translation included.]