Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 5, Nama 9

p.97 Advertisement 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 registering.
p.98 Deaths
Obituary for Tāreha, grandchild of Te Wāka Kawatini.
pp.98-99 [Editorial]
An explanation of the Census Act, 1877. Discusses the need for Maori to take part in any census so that government may know how to make better provision for Maori within legislation.
[English translation included.]
p.99 [News items]
A rowing race
Notice outlining a forthcoming whale boat race and competition. States that the prize is £5 for the fastest boat.
Reports that work is soon to begin on building a flour mill for Maori. States that Ngāti Whakaue are not happy with the mill and a guard has been posted to ensure they do not destroy it.
The Government
Reports that the Government will begin to publish its business and discussions on a daily basis. States that if this does happen, then Maori will benefit because they will receive quicker response to their letters and petitions, and will be able to respond faster to government proposals.
Turkey's warships
Reports that Russia has requested some of Turkey's warships and that Turkey disagrees with this.
Russia's response
States that if Turkey does not send their warships to Russia, they should not send them to England either.
Concerns the peace negotiations between Turkey and Russia, and states that England will outline the peace terms.
Her Majesty's Government
States that England has purchased 2,000 horses, which will be kept for the troops if the time comes for war against Russia.
p.100 [News items]
Ngāti Maru of Hauraki
Reports that although Ngāti Maru journeyed to Hikurangi, Waikato for a meeting, Tāwhiao had gone to Kāwhia and the meeting did not take place.
Describes the people of Papua [Papua New Guinea] and the geographical location.
Momihaka, Taranaki
Reports that the Maori people of Momihaka disagree with land surveys in the area.
Te Rire, Tūranga
Reports that Te Rire has died during an epidemic.
Russia and Turkey
Reports that it will not be long before peace is established between the two countries, and that peoples throughout the world are hoping for peace.
Wheat for England
Details the amounts of wheat, potatoes and corn that have been exported to England.
News of the peace
The location for the peace negotiations has been agreed upon, Ritana-Pitana [San Stephano?].
Reports that grass seed has been purchased by Tītokowaru and others from Waimate, and cost £3,000.
The earthquake
Reports a minor earthquake at Taupō.
Bismarck, Chancellor of Germany
States that he will not support Russia.
Reports that many of the people living in China are starving and that they are eating bad food. States that China is the place where tea is grown.
The peace conference
States that March will be the time of the peace conference when negotiators will be chosen for the talks between Russia and Turkey.
The new Pope
Reports that a new pope has been selected and will be known as Pope Leo XIII.
Bones of the moa bird
Concerns a new discovery of bones of the extinct moa in a swamp at Timaru, South Island. Contains description of the bones.
Russia and England
Reports that Russia and England have agreed to withdraw from the Dardanelles.
The peace
Russia and Turkey signed a peace agreement on 24 February 1878.
p.101 [News items]
Pāpāwai, Wellington
Reports that Mr. Sheehan returned from a visit to Pāpāwai, Wairarapa at which it was agreed by local Maori to allow a wharf to be built on the Ruamahanga River, to gift Lake Wairarapa to the Crown and to allow the Government to continue the railway to Te Oreore.
Te Rorī
Obituary for the elder, Te Rorī, Kapiti.
The cardinals
Reports that 66 cardinals have arrived in Rome to inaugurate the new Pope.
The Maori
Report from the New Zealand Herald which states that Maori who lease their lands to Pakeha are failing, while those who stay on their own lands are doing well.
Meiha Rōpata and Te Keepa
Reports that £10 has been paid to Rōpata and Te Keepa by the English government.
Kihipena [Gisborne?]
Reports that a woman, Keita Waere has been evicted from her home and is being cared for by Maori. States that the eviction was caused by a dispute over the land ownership.
States that an agreement has been reached between Maori from Hauraki and Te Aroha, and the Government, concerning extension of the road between Hauraki and Waikato.
Accusations in Wellington concerning Heretaunga
Concerns land acquisitions at Pāteriki, Heretaunga, for which Maori have levelled accusations against Mr. Ormond. Contains details of the case and states that it will be heard in the Supreme Court.
pp.101-103 Sir G.Grey at Pāpāwai
Detailed description of a visit by Grey, Sheehan and Hon.Hoani Nahe to Featherston. States that the visit clashed with the race meeting, causing inconvenience to Grey and his party.
[English translation included.]
pp.103-104 [Letters to the Editor]
From Whakawhetai Maruta, Whāngārei
Contains two queries from the writer, one seeking clarification on parliamentary voting rights and the other concerning leasing of Maori land.
[English translation included.]
From Oraititanga
Contains details of a murder at Nūhaka by Ngāti Kahungunu men living at Wairoa. Lists the members of the raiding party and gives the cause of the murder as the disagreement by Nūhaka people to the survey of their lands.
From Te Mātenga Tūkareaho and other signatories, Nūhaka
Discusses the murder at Nūhaka and provides an explanation of the events that took place.
From Utiku Marumaru and other signatories from Ngāti Apa
Expresses support for the new Government and criticises the officers of the previous government.
From Takarangi Otaota and Horima Kātene, Kaiwhaikī, Whanganui
To Taiaroa
Expresses support for the new Government and of Hōri Kerei Taiaroa, Te Waipounamu [South Island]. States that they will celebrate the passing of the old year and the old government.
From Takarangi Otaota and Horima Kātene, Kaiwhaikī, Whanganui
To Karaitiana Takamoana, Hēnare Tōmoana and Hēnare Matua
Expresses support for the new Government and offers greeting to the three recipients. States that they will celebrate the passing of the old year and the old government.
From John Horomona, Ōmihi, near Āmuri, Bluff and Kaikōura and Marlborough
Describes an unnatural storm that he witnessed while out pig hunting on Puketapu mountain.
From Pāora Taihaki and Hāmana Mahuika
Discusses a decision concerning land at Putaanga. Explains how they connect to the land through their ancestor, and that the Committee has been deceived by Ngāi Tarawhakairia.
From Rēweti Te Hiakai, Waipapa
Contains an obituary for Te Otiwira Tamaherangoi [Tamaheranga?] who died in 1876. Expresses praise for his character, and contains his whakapapa [genealogy] from his ancestor, Paikea.
pp.106-107 A warm welcome to Governor Grey and his colleagues from all the Maori people of the North and South Islands.
Repeat of message of support for Grey and Sheehan [Vol.5, No.7:82].
pp.107-108 [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].
p.108 Notice
From Ata T.Hatene, warning about poisons he will lay on his property.
[English translation included.]
From the Wairarapa committee, advising the change of venue for a forthcoming meeting.
A notice to Maori
Reminder notice for subscriptions, listing the yearly subscription as £1.2s.6d.
Notice from Maki Tonore and Parahi, advertising that they act as agents for the leasing and selling of Maori land.
Notice to all leaders, peoples and tribal groups
From Hēnare Matua, advising a forthcoming meeting at Kahuranaki Marae, Te Hāpuku.
£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.
[Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand]
Te Wananga is printed by Henry Hill and published by Hēnare Tōmoana.
[English translation included.]