Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 5, Nama 2

p.13 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.
Notice for the Maori people of the South Island
From the Editor, advising the yearly subscription rate.
pp.13-14 Markets
Lists of commodities and prices from markets at Christchurch, Ōāmaru, Timaru, England, Taranaki, and Port Jackson [Sydney].
p.14 [Editorial]
Apology from Te Wananga because they were unable to meet with all the tribes as promised.
[English translation included.]
[News items]
The fighting at the Cape of Good Hope
Details the events that led up to the fighting between European and indigenous peoples. Contains information concerning land ownership there.
Reports the success of Grey's journey to the area and the support he received from Maori groups.
The Egyptians
Concerns the work of the heads of England and Egypt in organising governance of the Egyptians.
The English warships
Reports that the British Government has agreed to dispatch its warships to the war between Russia and Turkey.
The bridge over the Tanupi River
Reports that the bridge has been destroyed leaving Russia divided on each side of the river.
Major Atkinson
Report from a Taranaki newspaper stating that if the election was held now the people of Taranaki would not vote for Major Atkinson but for Te Poutere [?].
Reports that Sheehan has fallen and broken his ribs.
p.15 [News items]
Cape of Good Hope
Reports that the fighting has escalated and some Maori have been killed.
Te Parani, M.H.R
Discusses his proposed appointment as a minister of the new Government.
Roads at Mōhaka
Outlines the proposed roading from Mōhaka right through to Māhia.
Te Renao
Reports that Te Renao may be retiring from parliamentary work.
The dogs
Warning that all dogs should be registered and fitted with a collar for identification.
The Napier Maori land sales commissioner
The Governor has replaced the Native Land Commissioner and appointed another.
Governor Grey at Tauranga
Describes the arrival of Grey and Sheehan in Tauranga.
Some inferior work
Discusses and compares some of the new Maori religious beliefs, such as those of Te Kooti and Matutaera Tāwhiao. Comments on pre-European Maori religious beliefs.
Sutton and Captain Rata [?]
Reports that Sutton and Rata [?] explained the nature of their parliamentary work at a meeting in Napier.
Discusses a drowning.
Whakatau of Taranaki
Report from the Taranaki Times discussing Whakatau's suicide.
New arrivals of Pakeha
Discusses the arrival of Pakeha at Napier, some of whom were sick. States that Pakeha carrying diseases should not be allowed to land.
p.16 [News items]
The people of England
Reports that the British people do not want British involvement in the war between Russia and Turkey. States that it is not good for Britain to charge headlong into the war.
The people of Port Jackson say that they will not be forced into the war between Russia and Turkey.
The gold wealth of New Caledonia
Gold-producing quartz has been found in New Caledonia.
Reports that Captain Tanner has completed the survey of Maori land at Taupō. States that Maori disagreed with the siting of the station, but have since agreed to a new position.
The Telegraph
States that the Government has ended its association with the Napier Telegraph and now records its business in the Herald.
The old government
States that Te Hōne [John Sheehan?], with the change of government has overturned earlier decisions made by Te Whitika [Whitaker?].
Land sales
Details the government land sales in the Napier area during the month of December 1877.
The Native Minister
Report from the New Zealand Herald concerning the reception given to Mr. Sheehan at Thames.
[English translation included.]
Remarkable suicide of a Maori woman
Describes the events leading up to and the subsequent suicide of a Maori woman, Meri Hoturangi.
[English translation included.]
p.17 [News items]
News of the war between Russia and Turkey
Reports the events in the war and discusses the negotiations between England, Russia and Turkey.
Sir George Grey as Premier
Discusses the career of Sir George Grey and his current position as Premier of New Zealand.
[English translation included.]
p.18 Murder of a commissioner at Cape of Good Hope
Gives a report taken from an English newspaper concerning the murder of Mr. Robert Bell by one of his workers, Mabekana, at his farm on the border of Transvaal and Swaziland.
[English translation included.]
pp.19-20 Te Aute College trust
English translation of the earlier article featured in Vol.5, No.1:8.
p.20 [Letters to the Editor]
From Paurini Karamū and Wāka Tamaira, Tokaanu, Taupō
Discusses a meeting held at Taupō that was called by Te Heuheu Tūkino. Lists the speakers who took part and outlines each of their greetings.
Concludes with an account of a horse race, listing types of event.
From Pētera Te Pukuatua and Hōri Te Haupapa, Ōhinemutu, Rotorua
Extends a greeting to Sir George Grey and asks that in his role as the new Prime Minister he proceed carefully with any further Maori land purchases.
pp.20-21 [Letters to the Editor]
From Te Rēweti Te Kume, Ōruanui
Contains an obituary to a chiefly Maori woman, Pipi Te Ahuwharau.
From H.T.Te Whatahoro, Wairarapa, Pāpāwai
Concerns people working on Sundays and one woman who was chastised by the Maori committee for doing so.
From H.T.Whatahoro, Wairarapa, Pāpāwai
Notifies that people supplying alcohol will be prosecuted.
From Hēpeta Maitai,Wiremu Āmaru, Hēra Rangiria and Harawira Tūpara, Ūawa
Contains an obituary to Waka Mahuika, a child from Waihau. Discusses the merits of the Maori way of mourning.
From Te Hauomanaia, Te Puke-i-āhua-e-Rongomātāne
Discusses the forthcoming Christmas feast and outlines the blessings in commemoration of the birth of Jesus.
From Tāmati Pāora Te Rangikatukua, Pārekarangi
Outlines the trust order laid down by the Pūtāiki [Maori committee] in the King country.
From Wī Tahata and others, Tūpāroa, Gisborne
Outlines the powers of the Maori committee over issues such as land quarrels, wandering stock and determining the salary for the area's priest. Lists the names of the committee members.
From Nōpera Te Herekau, Foxton, Manawatū
Concerns the issuing of Crown grants for land and outlines areas of dispute with the Land Court.
pp.22-23 From Tāreha Te Moananui and other signatories, Waiohiki
Expresses support for Grey's new Government and for the Queen of England and asks that other tribal groups join with them in this support.
[English translation included.]
p.23 Advertisement
Requesting Pakeha fishmongers to sell their wares at Bridge Pā.
[English translation included.]
Trespass notice from Nepe Te Apatu.
[English translation included.]
Animal trespass notice from Nepe Te Apatu.
[English translation included.]
p.24 [Advertisements]
From H.Pāka and Co, advising blacksmith services.
From Wī Matua, describing a horse for sale.
[English translation included.]
From W.J.Miller, reward notice concerning detection of railway vandalism.
[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 collections 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.]