Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 2, Nama 6

p.53 Notices and Answers to correspondents
List of names of subscribers and the subscription amounts they have paid.
From the Editor. Concerns contributors' opinions expressed in the newspaper.
pp.53-54 [Editorial]
From The Daily Telegraph
Article discussing Maori representation in Parliament. The writer describes the present untenable situation in which the Maori representatives are unable to influence the legislation. States that two always vote with the government, Wī Parata and Wī Kātene, and the other two are with the opposition, Karaitiana Takamoana and H.K.Taiaroa, and that Maori do not have representation in proportion to their numbers. Suggests that their lack of knowledge in the English language prevents them from following the debates through Parliament, and describes the attitude of the Pakeha members towards the Maori members which is usually one of lack of interest in their views.
[English translation included.]
p.55 [News items]
From the Hawke's Bay Herald
A report stating that Mr Dargaville has withdrawn from the race for the position of Superintendent in favour of Sir George Grey, the reason being that Sir George holds similar opinions to his own.
Item concerning eviction of Maori people from land at Stoney River, where they had staged a protest by occupying land owned by a Mr Bayley, and requested the Government to take the matter in dispute to arbitration, but the Government declined. Adds that Maori will await the decision of Te Whiti when they visit Parihaka.
Concerns Dr. Buller's purchase of between 5,000 and 6,000 acres of Maori land in the Pāraekāretu Block, the price between £5-6,000.
[English translation included.]
pp.55-56 [Brief news items]
Discusses the beginning of a new local industry in Hawke's Bay, a scissors' grinding business.
Report of land being taken at Ōhinemuri, from below Kahakaha right through to Paeroa. Mentions that Te Aroha has not yet been taken, but surveying for a town has begun.
A report of a meeting concerning the opening up of Maori lands by roading, at which speakers were Whiti Patatō of Ngāti Raukawa, and Wiremu Hūnia Te Ngākau of the Waikato who questioned the roading saying his fight to protect the Waikato would be in vain if roading went ahead.
Mr Fox supports Mr Watt in his candidature for the Rangitīkei seat.
Total returns for the Otago railway to February are £6,188.
A description of the death of a young Maori man, Meta, who was killed in a sawmill accident at Mercury Bay.
[English translation included.]
pp.56-58 [Letter to the Editor]
From Karanama Waitangi Harawira
Writes of various issues concerning education of children in Pakeha schools. Advises Maori children to stop grumbling about attending school and to listen to their parents. Admits that he did not bother to work hard at school but is now unfamiliar with the English language. Says that he now works at Te Wananga and praises the Pakeha education system. Compares the teachings of the Maori ancestors encouraging children to strive for excellence with those of the teachings of the English school teachers and suggests both ways produce strong leaders.
Editor praises the words of Harawira, and encourages children to attend schools. States that the Native School at Pākōwhai is steady in numbers of children, while at some schools numbers have declined.
[English translation included.]
pp.58-59 [Brief news items]
Reports the Militia stood down in the Waikato and suggests that this is because of the amicable meeting between Tāwhiao and the Native Minister.
Report from the Taranaki News concerning the gift of a schooner, the Era, from Sir Hercules Robinson to Ratu Timothy of Fiji. The ex-Fijian majesty, Cakobau, was given a schooner by Her Majesty, the Queen.
A report of a meeting between Sir Donald McLean and the Urewera people at Whakatāne, and his leaving on the schooner, Luna, for a meeting with the Te Arawa people.
Information concerning the heavy crop yields in Christchurch.
Henry Matua attended the tangihanga [funeral] of Paneta, the son of Henry Tōmoana.
Also attending were Maori from other areas named.
[English translation included.]
p.59 [Letter to the Editor]
From Manahi Te Aro
Writer defends his decision to re-name himself Te Aue, by reason that since the arrival of the Pakeha, Maori have been immersed in a constant state of lamenting and anguish and most of this has been caused by the government-imposed changes to Maori land title.
[English translation included.]
pp.59-60 [News item]
Concerns the burning of the ship Cospatrick. Details the condition of the three survivors who were taken to Plymouth aboard the steamer, Sir Francis Drake: Henry McDonald, the second mate, Thomas Lewis and Edward Cotter.
Te Wananga states that the report will be continued in a later edition.
[English translation included.]
p.60 Terms of subscriptions
Subscriptions to Te Wananga are ten shillings for one year.
[English translation included.]
From Te Wananga
Notifies readers of the subscription price, the conditions for submitting letters and other correspondence, and instructions to write to the Editor with any queries concerning the newspaper.
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Te Wananga is printed by Henry Hill and published by Hēnare Tōmoana.