Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 4, Nama 10
18451001


 
p.37 Editorial describing the scenery, seasonal occurrences and the atmosphere in the Bay of Islands after the battle of Ōhaeawai, during the arbitration talks between Fitzroy, Kawiti and Heke, and before the battle of Ruapekapeka; discussion about the involvement of Te Wāka Nene, Makoare Te Taonui, Mohi Tāwhai and others at Waimate with the British militia; report on Heke at Hikurangi, Kawiti at Ruapekapeka, and Pene Taui at Ōtaua; and the impact of the Northern Wars.
pp.37-39 Heke is a petty criminal
Discussion of a journey after the battle at Ōhaeawai to Hokianga, visits to Waihou, Te Whakamarumaru-o-te-Waiti at Taumata-maukūku, Te Kohukohu, and the hunting of wood pigeon, with a comparison made between the hunting and the conflict between the militia and the forces of Heke and Kawiti. Discussion about the combat with Kawiti at Māwe-kairangi, and the information received from Papahurihia adherents at Waimā about the conflict at Ōhaeawai. Use of a conversation between the author and Kamupōuri to dispute the propaganda surrounding the reputation and intentions of Heke and Kawiti.
Discussion of the propagation of disloyalty to the British flag; discourse about the plunder of settlements, and the killing of Pakeha; discussion about the significance of cultural practices with particular reference to veneration of the dead being equated with the symbolism of the British flag, and the significance of the flag symbolising a people's memories, station, name, power, and glory.
p.39 The birds and the lizards
Parable to describe the consequences of being caught between two worlds. This parable uses the story of the division caused between the birds and the lizards that forced the kākāriki lizard to become the kākāriki parrot, and the dilemma for the bat to be neither bird nor reptile because it was of `two hearts' as to which group it belonged. The imagery used by the author compares the experiences of the birds and the lizards with the relations between Pakeha and Maori.
pp.39-40 Letters to the Editor
From Noho-mārie, Rangatira o te Pai [Pacifist, Administrator of the Good], Puke Arapata [Mt Albert], Auckland
Assent to the prescriptions of the newspaper, of Pakeha, and living peacefully; condemns wanting to live in the wilderness with the possibility of dying from hunger and cold; requests being allowed to live within Pakeha society; acknowledges that Pakeha administer the country, that Pakeha products aid the survival of Maori; vows
that the people of Runga [South of the North] would never embrace the insubordinate practices of Raro [North of the South].
p.40 Martin Luther
Biography of Martin Luther, his work, and his beliefs.
A dilemma
Description of a conversation between a Pakeha traveller and three Maori: Whakaaro [Thought], Aroha [Love] from Atawhairangi [Heaven's Charity] and another. Description of the physical features of the Maori characters, the protocol and the procedure of the meeting; discussion of the status and benefits that Pakeha teaching and governance will extend to Maori.