Abstract
Volume 5, No. 27
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p.333 Advertisement from Rēneti and Co., listing the clothing items available from their store.
Notice to all people of New Zealand, Wairarapa, Taranaki, Napier and Gisborne
From Mr. Rees, lawyer of Napier, advising that land leases should be registered.
Notice
From Rutoka and Pārai, advertising the many varieties of grass seed that have become available.
Notice from Doctor Tera, advising that he will be setting up in practice at Waiapu.
p.334 Notice to correspondents to Te Wananga
From the Editor
A warning to all correspondents that their letters must be signed, so that readers may know who they are and judge the opinions accordingly.
[Editorial]
Praises those Maori who continue to follow the Christian teachings, and criticises those who are following the [Maori] prophets.
[English translation included.]
p.335 The news
Rewi Manaiapoto
Praises the work of Rewi Maniapoto as a peacemaker between Pakeha and Waikato Maori and suggests that it will not be long before he enters Parliament.
Taupō
Reports of an earthquake and rumblings from the crater of Tongariro.
The Turks
Reports the Sultan of Turkey agreed to set up separate states for the people of of Epiru [Epirus?], Tihiri [Thessaly?], Poria [?] and Hekowini [?], but the people of those places did not agree.
The Elector of Hanover
Announces his death and subsequent burial in England.
The Turks and the Motirikiro [Montenegro?] people
Reports of hostilities between Turkey and Montenegro, and reports that Austria is threatening to intervene.
The moa birds
Reports sightings of the extinct moa in the South Island, and asks readers who have knowledge of the birds, to write in with their stories or experiences.
The message from Austria and England to Russia
Reports that England and Austria say Russian troops have gone in a different direction into Bulgaria. States that England's chief delegate at the Turkish King's Council advocates continuation of the discussions about Russia and Turkey unless Russia remains in Constaninople, and that England and Austria have agreed about the area for Russia and Bulgaria. Reports Russia's anger and Turkey's building forts.
Taranaki
Reports on the meeting held between Governor Grey and Rewi Maniapoto at Waitara.
Report from the Royal Committee
Reports the Committee's decision concerning Persia.
Constantinople
Concerns the future of the fortresses of Wana [?], Humara [?] and Poutama [?] the ownership of which is disputed by Russia and Turkey.
Maori meeting at Wairoa
Report from a Gisborne newspaper of two Maori meetings held at Wairoa called by Āreta Apatu and Mere Karaka, who had been with Te Kooti. States that 200 attended and according to those attending, Ngāti Kōhatu, previously aligned with Major Rōpata, joined Te Kooti.
p.336 The olive trees
Discusses the possibility of growing olives for oil production in New Zealand.
Governor Grey's nephew
Reports that Grey's nephew is standing as member of parliament for Hokitika.
The Sunday steamers
Reports that there are suggestions to prevent steamers from landing at Napier on Sundays.
pp.336-337 The ancient history of the English people
Part VI of John White's account of early English history. Discusses the reign of the first Christian king, King Ekepata [St Ethelbert?] of Wehiki [Wessex?]. Describes the raids of Danes and Norsemen.
pp.338-340 The meeting at Waitara
Details the meeting held between Grey and Rewi Maniapoto.
[English translation included.]
p.340 Reports from the Native Affairs Committee
Advises that Te Wananga has provided a Maori translation of the parliamentary speeches so that Maori will know what is being discussed in the House.
Petition from Hōri Kawakura and others, concerning the establishment of a liquor sales outlet in Whakatāne.
The Committee replies that they have asked the House to consider the petition in light of Maori resistance to alcohol sales and supply.
Petition from Wiremu Te Whenua and others of Ngāti Pūkenga, concerning their claim to land at Ōtawa, Tauranga.
The Committee replies that it is not for them to speak on the matter as a second judgement has been agreed to by the Government, following objections from Maori after a Commission in 1864.
p.341 Petition from Ngāti Awa tribal group, originally sent the previous year. States that the petition was not answered because the earlier Committee was not instructing the House.
Concerning an agreement with Governor Grey to provide Maori reserves as part of the land sale at Pōneke [Wellington]. Notes that these reserves have not been provided.
The Committee replies that there will be an investigation and if the petitioners are correct, lands will be awarded.
The committee's deliberation on the Native Land Leasing Bill, concludes that they are not convinced that this would be a good bill for Maori and that it should be withdrawn.
Petition from Titipō, Hauraki, whose name has been left off the Crown Grant.
The Committee replies that this is a matter for the Native Land Court, and that they have no jurisdiction to make a decision.
Petition from Winitana Te Pukohi, concerning a block of land at Murimotu and omission of names from the Grant.
The Committee replies that this is the same as an earlier petition, number 347, and will not be included.
Petition from Herewini Te Rangai and others, discussing the recent judgement by the Land Court not to partition their lands at Hikutaia, Hauraki, because of disputes over boundaries.
The Committee replies that they are not able to challenge the Court over this matter, because of time constraints on gathering evidence before the Court makes their final decision.
Petition from Reihana Tutana and some others, concerning a request for an appeal following a Land Court judgement.
The Committee replies that the request was brought to the attention of the Government but the Land Court informed them there were no grounds for an appeal.
pp.341-342 [Letters to the Editor]
From all of Te Arawa, Maketū
Complaint against the Bay of Plenty Times for publishing a derogatory article about several Te Arawa people. Lists them as Pētera Pukuatua, Pererika Ngāhuruhuru, Hare Rēweti, and the Te Arawa committee. States that the paper had no reason to attack the people but perhaps it was to justify their hatred for Te Arawa. Contains several statements in defence of Te Arawa and concludes by reiterating that the newspaper had no justification for their written attack.
A newsletter
Notice from Rēnata Āperahama, informing people living in Waitakere and adjacent named areas that he will be receiving all letters and newspapers from 1 June, and inviting people to collect their mail from his house each Friday.
From Te Irimana Hiwai (Edward Levison), Napier
Discusses his visit to Te Aute college and describes the types of lessons being taught, the children he observed, and the activities in the playground.
Reply from the Editor, commenting on a query made by Levison concerning the spelling of a Pakeha name.
From Pāteriki Pāhura, Tūranganui
Provides a list of rules from the committee at Tūranganui [Gisborne], concerning the distribution and consumption of alcohol.
pp.342-343 From Te Hapi Hīnaki, Tūranganui
Concerning a disagreement over the issuing of a liquor licence in the Tūranganui area. States that there was misrepresentation on the part of a Maori officer and the court translator during the hearing. Outlines the court proceedings.
From Hore Mōkai, Ūawa, Tūranganui
Complaining about the behaviour of a Maori officer during a court hearing at Ūawa concerning the issuing of a liquor licence [refer to previous letter from Te Hapi Hīnaki]. States that the Maori people were not consulted properly about the licence.
From Hōne Pereha, Kapu, Wairoa
Discusses a journey made to Rangitīkei at Tikokino. Details the journey and the various stopovers and a visit to Metekīngi at Whanganui.
pp.343-344 Notice from Te Hāpuku instructing that Lake Poukawa not be drained after his death.
Repeat of article Vol. 5, No. 22: 282, outlining Te Hāpuku's instruction in his ōhākī [speech made before death].
p.344 Notice from Te Mira, warning Maori that it is illegal to play cards while travelling on the trains as per rule 31.
Notice to all Maori
Subscription notice from Te Wananga, contains price for one year's subscription.
Advertisement from Hēmi Roai, manufacturer of greenstone jewellery.
Notice to the people
From Manoe and Company, advertising alcohol, tea, sugar, flour and other commodities for sale.
Notice from A.W.Paromapira, advertising that he will commence work as a lawyer in Gisborne.
Cost [of subscription]
Subscription details for Te Wananga.
[Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand]
Te Wananga is printed by Henry Hill and published by Hēnare Tōmoana.
[English translation included.]