Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 2, Nama 4

[p.1] Almanac
Notice giving publication and subscription details.
The great Waikato assembly
Reports a large meeting of Waikato people and church and political leaders [named].
Discusses decisions made regarding land, roads, mail services, a flag and Waikato involvement at Taranaki, and illness of some following the meeting.
pp.1-2 The death of Pōtatau
Reports the death of Pōtatau [Maori King] at his home at Ngāruawāhia.
Advises Maori not to install a successor but to unite with Pakeha.
Includes a whakataukī [proverb].
Letter from Hōne Paratene Tamanuaraira, Kaiapoi
Reports an assembly of Ngāi Tahu to discuss the actions of Wiremu Kīngi and Governor Browne.
Cites speeches expressing support for the laws of God and the Queen and a desire to live in peace.
The wrecking of the Bishop's ship and the saving of Te Ahiwera and the rest
Reports the wrecking at Wanganui of a ship bringing young Pacific Islanders to a school at Kohimarama. Gives thanks to God that Te Ahiwera [Rev. B.Y. Ashwell, CMS missionary?] and the others on board were all saved.
Cites a prayer by Te Ahiwera.
pp.2-3 To the Editor of Te Haeata
Letter from Hoa Aroha [Loving Friend]
Affirms support for the Queen and advises against appointing a [new] Maori King.
Denounces King Movement supporters as `children of darkness'. But comments favourably on the attendance of Waikato children at schools, and urges against hasty judgements about them.
Editorial comment supporting previous item but noting that the Queen and Pakeha keep schools open and adding that Ngā Puhi are also good at sending children to school. Expresses need for Maori and Pakeha to be united.
pp.3-4 People from whom the Scriptures came
Discusses the life and times of Joshua.
Includes scriptural quotations and references.
The mediator
Story about a badly-behaved pupil who was expelled from school.
Discusses the actions of Christ in relation to characters in the story and other aspects of Christianity.