Abstract
Volume 1, No. 30
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p.1 Terms of subscription and advertising [in English]
Notices
From Te Pura [Buller] offering payment for live kiwi birds.
From John E. Smith regarding nominations and elections of Superintendent for Pōneke.
From Riripata and Wiremu Takara concerning a lost mare.
From Te Rauparaha Te Ringa concerning a mare and foal found.
p.2
House building
Editorial commending the construction and fitting out of European houses by named Maori. Gives advice about the purchase of wallpaper, curtaining, linen, cutlery and crockery. Concludes that acquiring such commodities will increase the prestige of the Maori people.
pp.2-3 Letters to the Editor
From Karehana Te Whena, Wanganui
Accuses Tikikaha of Ngāti Porou of influencing Ngāti Ruanui at Pātea to practise mākutu [spells] by creating stone images of malevolent beings. Alleges these people accommodate three belief systems: Paihia [Church of England], Catholicism and Maori dieties. Charges Tāmati Te Ito as being the source of this practice. Claims Te Wano, a Catholic priest, as a witness to these allegations.
From Hēnere Harawira Te Herekau, Manawatū
Report of the dying words of Māka Te Momongo of Ngāti Whakatere to the minister, Te Harawira.
From Maika Pūrākau, Hurunuiorangi, Wairarapa
Addressed to the Government regarding payment for land with the example of Maungarake. Discusses the amount paid for land in comparison to the price of food and commodities. Quotes the Apostle Mark 6:11 and Moses Leviticus 19:35, 36.
From Kipihana Whanganui, Waikawa
Supports the adoption of Pakeha practices.
From Hūnia Te Hākeke, Rangitīkei
Addressed to Maori assessors confessing the writer does not understand the discussions submitted to the newspaper.
Tells a parable regarding the search for someone to tame an undisciplined horse.
Address to Ihakara regarding the adoption of Pakeha practices and schooling [Vol. 1, Nos. 13, 19]. Supports the practices of Rāwiri Pūaha [Vol. 1, Nos. 26, 28].
From Tāmihana Mōkau, Poroutawhao
Supports the adoption of Pakeha practices, the law and councils.
Submits a waiata [song].
pp.3-4 The story of Assyria
Explanation of the geography, people and administration of Assyria because of the reference to this location in the Old Testament and the Acts of the Apostles. Description of temples, strongholds and relics of Nineveh and Assyria discovered by French and English explorers. Explanation of the history of Nineveh revealed by the stories of Jonah the Prophet and the Book of Nahum.
p.4 Market prices
Current market prices for foodstuffs and produce.