Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 3, Nama 5

[p.1] Almanac
Notice giving publication and subscription details
pp.1-2 The evils of war
By Rongomau [John Whiteley?]
Discusses negative aspects of war. Focuses on the condemnation of humans in the next life. Argues that Christianity cannot be compatible with a desire for war, and gives a lengthy description of the eternal misery of hell that awaits Maori who participate in it.
Includes scriptural quotation.
pp.2-3 Kāwhia
From Hōne Wētere, Kāwhia
Reports an assembly of Ngāti Hikairo, Patupō and Ngāti Te Wehi [Ngāti Wehiwehi?] people to discuss the elimination of the [Maori] King and his flag. Records the speeches of Hōne Wētere, Wiremu Tauira, Hōhua Mouhaere and Kīngi Kikikoi.
This war has been brought to an end by God
Letter from Tāmati, Te Tūhana
Advises Ngāti Ruanui and Taranaki people to avoid further wrongdoing and conflict for the sake of their spouses and children.
Includes scriptural quotations.
Editorial comment endorses the sentiments expressed and credits Pakeha with bringing services and improvements to the land.
pp.3-4 The Church after Christ
Further discussion of the Waldenses, this time focusing on their persecution at the hands of Roman Catholic popes.
The battles of the world
Identifies war as a widespread activity of ancient origins, as observed by Captain Cook when he reached New Zealand. Discusses the cause and consequences of war.
Includes scriptural reference.
Brief comment on evil.