Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 2, Nama 6

[p.1] Almanac
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The Maori assembly at Kohimarama
Reports the end of the Kohimarama conference and general agreement, between Maori and Pakeha present, that [Wiremu Kīngi] Te Rangitāke and the Taranaki people were at fault in their war with Pakeha, and that goodwill and unity be fostered between Maori and Pakeha.
Also discusses support for the Queen, the issue of a Maori king, and the Christian faith.
pp.1-2 A story about the bringing of the gospel to New Zealand by [Samuel] Marsden
Continues the story of the arrival of Christianity in New Zealand and the difficulties of establishing mission stations [CMS and WMMS] up until the deaths of Marsden and his wife.
pp.2-3 People from whom the Scriptures came
Discusses the authorship of a number of Old Testament books and assures readers of God's presence amidst believers now as much as in the past.
Urges an experience of the Holy Spirit in New Zealand.
Includes a scriptural quotation.
The Church after Christ
Chapter 8
Discusses the birth and life of Mahomet [Muhammad] in the sixth century A.D. and the subsequent spread of Islam.
pp.3-4 The death of Piripi Hana
One of the monitors of the Wesleyan Church
From A. Barton
Obituary for Piripi Hana. Covers Hana's Christian faith, work as a Wesleyan minister and as a teacher at the Three Kings Native Institution [see also that by Anatipa in Vol. 2, No. 7:4].
The first writing
Exodus 17:14
Argues that Exodus 17:14 proves that writing was taught to humans by God.
Advises Maori parents to send their children to school to learn to read, so that they may benefit from the Scriptures and other knowledge.
Preserve faith
Discusses ways for Christian believers to nurture their faith. Laziness mentioned as a particular threat to faith.