Abstract
Volume 2, No. 3
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pp.9-10 Editorial about the conflict between Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Whakaue, settlers and soldiers at Tauranga, the journey of Te Karaka [George Clarke Snr] to Maketū for purposes of arbitration, the military activity and power of the British forces, tribal warfare, the doubt cast over trade and land sales with settlers because of warfare and customs of old, and the Governor's policies for settlement.
pp.10-11 Discussion, extracted from an unnamed newspaper, about a Pakeha belief that Maori are unable to acquire the habits of European society because of their reputation for laziness, slovenly dress, distasteful dietary habits and dissent. Suggests that Christian teachings and practices like those taught by the Romans to the people of England will bring salvation.
pp.11-12 Letters to the Editor
From Ngāti Pāoa, Waiheke
Disputes the ownership of some of the settlements submitted by Wiremu Wata and Wiremu Wētere [Vol. 2, No. 2], and criticises the attempts by other groups to claim for financial gain what is not theirs. Questions each party's application of the Ten Commandments and sense of integrity.
p.12 The crossing at Kaipara
Description, extracted from an unnamed newspaper, of the journey by Te Pura [Buller] and his friends from Auckland across to the Kaipara by boats and canoes. Mentions the points of landing, and the conditions of the sea and the weather. Continued in Vol. 2, No. 4:15-6.