Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 2, Nama 8

[p.1] Almanac
Notice giving publication and subscription details.
The war in Taranaki
Discusses ways in which the war and other evils of the world may be ended.
Includes a Waikato whakataukī [proverb], asking where the capable Maori leaders are who could help bring about peace.
pp.1-2 The death of Erietara at Patumāhoe
Reports the death by shooting of Erietara whilst on a hunting expedition and the subsequent inquiry held by Maori and Pakeha magistrates. Questions the handling of the case.
Also reports a gathering of Maori held some days later to discuss the matter with a more satisfactory outcome.
pp.2-3 People from whom the Scriptures came
Lists the kings of Judah after separation from Israel. Discusses individuals' respect for and use of the Scriptures, and their writing by prophets at this time.
Includes a scriptural quotation and references, 2 Peter 1:19-21, to prophets.
Cities of refuge
Advises consultation of certain scriptural references when judging murderers since these are said to be the basis of Pakeha laws and the best way of delivering justice.
Scriptural quotations and references include Numbers 35:11-12.
pp.3-4 Where was Cain's wife from?
Answers the above question that she must have been his sister, and discusses it with reference to current marriage practices.
Encourages readers to question only important issues about Christianity and not worry about trivial matters. Advises attention to one's own salvation.
The Church after Christ
Chapter 10
Great Churches of the period 1000 to 1500 A.D.
Discusses the split between the Roman Catholic Church of the West and the Greek Orthodox church of the East, the fall of Constantinople and the rise of other branches of the Christian Church.
Letter from Tāmati Tauranga, Waikōwhai
Expresses concern over a recent murder [possible reference to the death of Erietara discussed on pp.1-2 of this issue].
Reply from the Editor suggesting that it had not been established that the death was murder committed by either Maori or Pakeha and that in some cases it is necessary to leave judgement to God.
Two brief items of religious wisdom.