Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 5, Nama 28

p.345 Advertisement from Rēneti and Co., listing the clothing items available from their store.
Notice to all people of New Zealand, Wairarapa, Taranaki, Napier and Gisborne
From Mr. Rees, lawyer of Napier, advising that land leases should be registered.
From Rutoka and Pārai, advertising the many varieties of grass seed that have become available.
Notice from Doctor Tera, advising that he will be setting up in practice at Waiapu.
p.346 My notice to all Maori
From Mr Rees informing Maori of his office hours.
Notice to correspondents to Te Wananga
From the Editor
A warning to all correspondents that their letters must be signed so that readers may know who they are, and judge the opinions accordingly.
Subscriptions received
List of subscribers who have paid their subscriptions and the amounts received.
pp.346-348 [Editorial]
Discusses the Maori interest in current events and in particular the proceedings of the meetings at Waitara and Waikato.
[English translation included.]
p.348 News items
Questions about knowledge
Provides religious lessons in the evils of alcohol and other sinful acts, such as laziness.
The decaying fish
Describes a whale stranding at the mouth of the Ahuriri River, Napier.
Maori people of Wairoa
Item from the Hawkes Bay Herald discussing a Maori settlement at Wairoa. States that Pakeha could learn from the example set by Maori.
[English translation included.]
The Maori Minister, Sheehan
Reports that Sheehan and Brown have visited Parihaka, and met with Tītokowaru.
The soldiers have embarked
Reports that English troops have embarked on four ships, but that there is no indication of their destination.
p.349 [News items]
Afghan dogs
Reports the arrival of Afghan dogs in the Wairoa area, explaining how they are bred for their long hair. States a Pakeha paid £50 for a pair.
Members of Parliament who have finished their terms
List of those members who have retired.
Members who will stand in the vacated seats
Lists those who will contest the seats.
The Bulgarian atrocities
Reports of atrocities carried out by Bulgaria on the Turkish people living in Bulgaria.
The fighting in Romania
Reports that 400 Russians have died during the fighting.
Te Pana [?] for Parliament
Reports that due to the retirement of a member of Parliament, Te Pana will contest the seat.
Te Kereti for Parliament
Reports that Te Kereti will not retire from Parliament.
Te Hotikina [Hodgkinson?] Member of Parliament
Reports that Hodgkinson has retired from Parliament due to illness.
The Turkish city at Patuama [Batoum?]
Reports that Turkey will fight with Russia if they refuse to leave Batoum.
The leaders who make up the Royal Committee
Provides a list of various leaders who are members of the Committee.
The Emporer of Germany
Reports that the German people have turned against the Emporer.
The Austrian people
Reports that the Austrian people have taken seriously a message from Russia and are amassing troops at the border of Russia and Austria.
England and Russia
Reports that Russia will not withdraw troops from the occupied areas, and if England sends warships, they will stop talks with the Royal Committee. States that this puts the Turks in the wrong and gives them reason to recommence the war against Russia.
Reports that Turkey has told England to take the lands of Epiruha [Epirus], Kiriti [Crete] and Tihiri [Thessaly], but to leave the Turks to govern their own lands in that area.
The Russian Emperor's wife
Reports that the Emperor's wife is gravely ill and may not live.
The warships are moving up the Danube River
Reports it has been agreed that the Danube River be declared neutral territory.
p.350 [News items]
The Royal Committee
Reports that the Committee has met to discuss the occupation and return of lands such as Epirus, Crete and Thessaly.
pp.350-351 Death of the Rev. Karewini Waiti
Obituary for the Rev. Waiti who was the son of the Rev. Hoani Waiti [Whiteley], Wesleyan minister at Kaipara. Discusses his life and achievements.
[English translation included.]
pp.351-352 The meeting at Pātangata
Report from Wiremu Wānoa, Horoera. Contains greetings to the Queen of England, George Grey and Sheehan. Contains nine messages: greetings to the new Government; comment about one people, one law; a request that the past wrongs of the Maori officers be remedied; request that mana [power, authority] be restored to Maori; uses quotes from the Scriptures to strengthen their requests. Also contains greetings to Karaitiana and support for him as a Maori member of parliament.
p.352 Report from the Native Affairs Committee
Refers to a series of select committee decisions made during 1877. States that Te Wananga is not responsible for the Maori translations, which were done by a parliamentary translator.
Petition from John Hume and other Pakeha living in Wairarapa, concerning their lands near Lake Wairarapa that are being flooded by the lake because of the continuation of Maori fishing rights.
The Committee replies that they sympathise with the Pakeha landowners but Maori have been granted the continuation of their fishing rights, and Pakeha were made aware of this when they purchased the lands. States that if both parties agree, the matter can be taken before the Native Land Court for further discussion.
Petition from Hōhepa Parāone and one other, concerning an area of land gifted to the Wesleyans to build a church, that has since been sold by them to an Auckland school group.
The Committee replies that it was wrong to sell gifted land, but it is beyond their jurisdiction to forward the petition to the House.
pp.352-353 Petition from Hoani Kerei and some other signatories, concerning confiscated lands taken as a result of the murder of Wākana [Volkner?] and Hēmi Te Mautaranui.
The Committee replies that it is beyond their jurisdiction to make a judgement on this matter.
The Committee's decision concerning the above petition from Hoani Kerei, declares that the petitioner has complained about the return of the confiscated lands to his tribal group, when they were originally in the possession of his father. States that they have informed the House that the petitioner has no grounds for his complaint.
Petition from Ihakara Tukumaru and other signatories, concerning an increase in Maori representatives in Parliament, and improving the laws which the Land Court operates under.
The Committee replies that the House will carefully consider the petition's contents, but they do not think it is within their jurisdiction to instruct changes to be made as requested in the petition.
Petition from Te Hāpuku and 168 other signatories, concerning the gifting of land for the establishment of Te Aute College in Hawke's Bay, and requesting that the rent from the land be increased to a proper market rate.
The Committee replies that they have searched the original documents concerning the Crown Grant and leasing of land for Te Aute and the agreement with the Government for establishing the school. Outlines the agreement and lists the rental payments for each year of the school's operation.
p.354 Petition from Reha Āperahama and other signatories, concerning money paid for land at Te Aroha to Maori who do not have ancestral connections to the lands.
The Committee replies that they sympathise with the petitioners but it is outside their jurisdiction. States that the matter will be dealt with by the Native Land Court.
Petition from Kōrako Karetai, requesting payment for rock taken from Parekura (Taiaroa Heads) to construct the lighthouse.
The Committee replies that they have arranged with the House for payment to commence.
Petition from Rāhera Tīwaia, concerns confiscated lands following the fighting at Waitōtara.
The Committee replies that they do not agree with the court decision as their support for the petitioner had not been considered.
Petition from Te Kiwa and other signatories, concerning a disagreement over the sale of lands at Rotorua, from which they have withdrawn. Gives reasons.
The Committee replies that they are not able to make a decision about the petition but will place it before the Government.
p.354 [Letters to the Editor]
From Maika Hikatoa, Waikekeno
Reporting that as he has no premises the mail will be at Kiringi's [?] store.
From Tāmati Ranapīri, Ōtaki
Advising the death of Kaperiere Te Mahirahi, and requesting that his newspaper subscription be stopped. Contains a short obituary for the deceased.
From Takarangi Te Otaota and 21 other signatories, Kaiwhaikī
Advising that Pakeha are prohibited from taking stone from lands in the Whanganui area. Lists the boundaries.
pp.354-355 [Letter to the Editor]
From Kererū K.Tarawhiti, Taupiri, Waikato
States that the Maori officers of the previous government were not ethical. Contains metaphoric language asking that lands be retained for future generations, pointing out that winds change direction, rivers flow to the sea and that there is nothing new under the sun.
From Āreta Apatu and five other signatories, Whakakī, Wairoa
Complaining about the presence of sheep in their area and warning Pakeha not to bring sheep on to their lands.
From Kererū K.Tarawhiti, Taupiri, Waikato
Advising that he has sent his subscription and looks forward to receiving his copies of Te Wananga.
pp.355-356 Notice from Te Hāpuku instructing that Lake Poukawa not be drained after his death.
From Te Harawira Te Tātere and other signatories, Te Hauke
Repeat of Vol. 5, No. 22:282.
To the Editor of Te Wananga
Notice from Ihara Pōtiki, advising that he has paid the pound fee for a horse and holds it for the owner.
[English translation included.]
To the Editor of Te Wananga
Notice from Hēmi Te Urupu, providing details of his missing horse.
[English translation included.]
Notice from Te Mira, warning Maori that it is illegal to play cards while travelling on the trains as per rule 31.
Notice to all Maori
Subscription notice from Te Wananga, contains price for one year's subscription.
Advertisement from Hēmi Roai, manufacturer of greenstone jewellery.
Notice to the people
From Manoe and Company, advertising alcohol, tea, sugar, flour and other commodities for sale.
Notice from A.W.Paromapira, advertising that he will commence work as a lawyer in Gisborne.
Cost [of subscription]
Subscription details for Te Wananga.
[Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand]
Te Wananga is printed by Henry Hill and published by Hēnare Tōmoana.
[English translation included.]