Abstract
Volume 1, No. 5
18571022


 
p.1 Terms of subscription and advertising [in English]
[Advertisements and Notices]
From Te Poura mā (Wm. Bowler, Son & Co.) and Tuati, Kinirohi mā (Stuart, Kinross & Co.) wishing to buy gold.
From Wiremu Toniki warning of arrest for theft from his business.
From Te Miti & Rewana advertising stud services.
From Te Waharei mā (Worsley & Co.) seeking to buy flax fibre and sheep wool.
From Te Tokingi (J. H. Docking) with a reward for evidence about the death of his foal.
From Wiremu Rakiwhata (Wm. Luxford) concerning a mare and foal, found.
From Hēmi Puta of the appropriate places to dig graves.
p.2 Investment
Editorial discussion of the effects on businesses and customers of disreputable credit accounts, and the benefit of saving money in a bank account for the goods desired.
pp.2-4 Letters to the Editor
From Te Wunu, (Whanganui)
Notification from this minister, formerly of the territories of Ngā Puhi, Waikato, and Ngāti Ruanui, that he will be writing to inform the readership about Christian practices.
From Wī Tako Ngātata-i-te-rangi, Te Mako, Heretaunga
Discussion of the reasons to urge Maori to live peaceably. Disputes the validity of dissension about Pakeha practices with a whakataukī [saying].
Address to Rāwiri Kīngi Pūaha advising support for the newspaper and the decision that each reader should pay ten shillings for six months' subscription to allow for the publication of a diverse range of material to inform the readership of events within the region.
From Heremaia, Whareroa
Supports the newspaper being printed in Maori and the publication of Pakeha customs and practices. Disapproves of any non-payment of subscription for the newspaper.
From Hoani Te Ōkoro and Pātara Piopio, Porirua
Discussion of the benefits of individual land titles and the laws to pass judgements regarding disputes over ownership. Support for the sale of land to the government.
From Te Poihipi Te Ono, Whareroa
Discussion of the benefits of Pakeha settlement, practices and products as opposed to the theft and fighting exercised by Maori people.
From Wātene Kaharunga, Aratangata
Discusses the fighting by Moananui and Te Hāpuku, and requests they follow the practices of the government and God.
From Nātanahira, Pitoone [Petone]
Supports publication of the newspaper in Maori, and its purpose to inform readers of the practices, customs and laws of the Pakeha, and of regional news.
Address to Maori advising them to learn the knowledge of the Pakeha through the newspaper.
Supports Rīwai Te Ahu's opinion that school offers access to knowledge, and describes the state of ignorance Maori lived in before the arrival of the Pakeha. Discusses the rewards gained by Maori from the arrival of the traders, the ability to read and write and an understanding of God as taught by the missionaries, and the benefits of the colonial governor and government, with special mention of Kerei [Sir George Grey].
p.4 [Notices]
From the Editor advising of correspondence to be published next week from named contributors.
Current prices offered by Turiri and Renau for foodstuffs and produce.
From Te Tākana (R. J. Duncan) of the arrival of the steamer Wonga Wonga.