Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 5, Nama 8

p.85 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 Rutoka and Pārai, advertising the many varieties of grass seed that have become available.
Notice to all people of New Zealand, Wairarapa, Taranaki, Napier and Gisborne
From Mr Rees, lawyer of Napier, advising that land leases need registration.
p.86 Subscriptions received
Lists names and amounts received.
pp.86-87 [Editorial]
Discusses the advantages of practical knowledge over theory and applies it to the knowledge Maori have about their own lands.
[English translation included.]
pp.87-88 Funeral of the late Bishop Williams
Contains an obituary and description of the funeral for Bishop Williams.
[English translation included.]
p.88 The Waimate plains at Taranaki
Concerns the settlement of the Waimate plains, land that was confiscated from Maori.
[English translation included.]
[News items]
Governor Grey
Reports that 1000 adults and 600 children attended a welcome to Governor Grey.
Arms manufacturers
Reports that English ammunition workers are being lured across to Germany to work.
A very wealthy European
Discusses the wealth held by an American, Te Māka [?].
Mr.Sheehan at Waitōtara
Concerns a meeting held between Tapa Te Waero and Sheehan, at which they discussed an end to the surveying of Maori land in the Waitōtara district.
Reports that Germany will not be persuaded by Russia to go to Constantinople.
p.89 Imports and exports for the colony for 1876 and 1877
Contains list of towns and their annual contribution.
[English translation included.]
Reports that Marakū has been sentenced to two weeks jail for stealing a coat.
Concerns Sheehan's visit to Wairarapa to discuss Maori eel fisheries.
Hāmana Tiakiwai
States that Tiakiwai's journey was interrupted by a detour to Rangitīkei to attend a re-internment.
Railway for Hauraki
Reports that Pakeha people of Hauraki and Auckland are providing money for the completion of the railway between Waikato and Hauraki.
Te Wera, Waitohi
Concerns a discovery of gold at Te Wera and states the cost of recovery at £10,000.
The Germans and the Italians
Reports that Germany and Italy will send their warships to Turkey to join the English fleet.
Reports that the war has escalated with Turkey shelling the coastal towns of Russia, because Russia has stalled the peace talks.
The Turkish city, Ehiruma [Erzeroum?]
Reports that many people have died in the bombardment of the town, too many to bury and the stench is unbearable.
Reports that both Russia and Turkey have their warships in Turkish waters and the towns of Potuama [Batoum?] and Erihuma [Erzeroum?] should be left to the Romanians.
Te Tainamana [?]
States that 15,000 people have been killed.
The fighting at the Cape of Good Hope
Reports that the British soldiers have killed those responsible for the murder of the British commissioner.
p.90 The English warships
Reports that English warships have arrived at Constantinople.
The Turkish people
Reports that Turkey has warned England not to interfere in the war.
Russia's response
Reports that Russia has instructed England that she will continue to occupy Constantinople as long as England persists in stationing her warships near there.
Governor Grey
States that 2000 people attended a meeting in Wellington to listen to Grey talking about the new Government's policies.
The troops to Constantinople
States that Turkish troops are moving to attack Constantinople.
The death toll
Lists the casualties in two of the Turkish towns.
The Serbians
States that the Serbians have fought bravely, but have been invaded by Turkey.
pp.90-92 Mōkau river opened to European traders
Details of the meeting that took place to celebrate the opening of the area to European traders, the discussion between Grey and Wētere concerning tribal boundaries, and the benefits to both Pakeha and Maori in opening the river.
[English translation included.]
p.92 [Letters to the Editor]
From the four hundred men of Tūhoepōtiki, Waiohiki
States that the tribal group, Tūhoepōtiki will uphold the Government's laws. Fully supports Governor Grey and his new Government.
[English translation included.]
From Āpehama Whakangā and other signatories
Includes a short obituary for Mere Hāmi Pōtangaroa.
Expresses support for an earlier letter asking for abolition of alcohol, lists the people who have been selected to serve as the Pōrangahau committee, and lists the regulations that have been set by the committee.
From Wiremu Kerei, Ōaru, Āmuri Bluff
An obituary for Toeko Te Keepa Wī Kerei Takahē, including his whakapapa [genealogy]. Contains a waiata tangi [lament].
From Kīngi Tūroa and other signatories, Whanganui
Refers to an earlier letter from Te Aro [Te Wananga, Vol.4, No.31-32], and corrects some of the statements made as to the lands on which the tribes of Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Te Ika, Ngāti Whiti, Ngāti Hinemanu and Te Paneiri reside. Contains whakataukī [sayings] and whakapapa [genealogies] to support their claims.
pp.94-95 A warm welcome to Governor Grey and his colleagues from all the Maori people of the North and South Islands.
Repeat of message [Vol.5, No.7:82] of support for Grey and Sheehan.
p.95 [Advertisement]
From Tāreha Te Moananui and other signatories, Waiohiki
To the Editor of Te Wananga
[Repeat of message of support for the new Government, Vol. 5, No. 7:83]
Notice to all leaders, peoples and tribal groups
From Hēnare Matua, advising a forthcoming meeting at Kahuranaki Marae, Te Hāpuku.
p.96 £100 reward
From W.J.Millar, requesting information concerning railway vandalism.
[English translation included.]
From Hēmi Roai, manufactures greenstone jewellery.
From Te Mira, warning Maori that it is illegal to play cards while travelling on the trains as per rule 31.
Notice from Te Wara and Co., advertising the manufacture of jewellery from greenstone.
Hōhepa Pāka and Company
Advertising blacksmith services.
The steamer Manaia
Contains timetable for service between Napier and Wairoa.
Advertisement from Colledge and Co., advertising printing services.
From Te Wananga, explaining the subscription rates.
[Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand]
Te Wananga is printed by Henry Hill and published by Hēnare Tōmoana.
[English translation included.]