Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 1, Nama 7

p.1 Terms of subscription and advertising [in English]
[Notices and Advertising]
From the Editor requesting that correspondence is addressed to Te Pura [James Buller].
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 Wiremu Rakiwhata (Wm. Luxford) concerning a mare and foal, found.
From Te Poura mā (Wm. Bowler, Son & Co.) and Tuati, Kinirohi mā (Stuart, Kinross & Co.) wishing to buy gold.
From Tākana (R. J. Duncan) of the travel costs for the steamer Wonga Wonga.
p.2 Houses of worship
Editorial description of the process required to build the new Wesleyan Church at Te Aro under the administration of Te Pura [James Buller], with a list of the individual monetary contributions made at the parishes of Te Aro, with names.
pp.2-4 Letters to the Editor
From Rīwai Te Ahu, [Waikanae]
Notice of the death of Tāmati Hūtana Te Pukehopa at the school of Te Harawira (Archdeacon Hadfield), Ōtaki, and his burial at Waikanae.
From Rīwai Te Ahu, Waikanae
Address to mourners with a waiata [song], and a request to donate food to the ailing, the less fortunate, and the Pakeha doctor who tends to them. References to Matthew 25:35-36 and Luke 16:8-9 for solace.
From Te Wunu, Whanganui
Complaint that the Maori of Whanganui do not have a house of worship and that services are conducted in a store at the markets, with a plea to the people to make monetary contributions for the construction of a church.
Criticism of a quote from Ngāti Ruanui calling for retribution.
From Harawira Tutawhia, Ōhara
Expression of support for the newspaper and its administrators.
Admission of the writer's indecision about which path to choose, to hold on to the land or sell it to the Pakeha.
From Terepata Te Roihe, Ōhau
Address to the people of Arapawa, Heretaunga and Pōneke disputing their living in the appropriate manner, as reasoned from comments made by Pakeha about landlessness.
Refers to traditions to justify his stance against land sales. Metaphorical description of Maori of Pōneke and Heretaunga as being like `the seagull scattering the cockle over the beach' rather than as the torea [oystercatcher] that cries `hold it, hold it'.
From Ruiri Piripi Te Ari, Waitohu Mill, Ōtaki
Expression of support for Maori to learn the word of God from church ministers.
From Te Karere Maori, Auckland
Reproduction of an article from Te Karere Maori responding to the request by people from the Waikato area for advice regarding grass sowing practices to feed livestock. Advises the need to overcome the vigour of bracken for the benefit of seed crops and for young people to read the article and be informed as to how to clear the land and sow the seed. Offers advice on the appropriate grass seed mix for the purpose of feeding livestock and the prices from the Auckland suppliers.
From Temo [Te Mo], Waikanae
Urges Maori to attend school to learn the practices and customs of the Pakeha and arithmetic for business practices.
p.4 Market prices
Current prices for foodstuffs and produce.