Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 1, Nama 37

p.1 Terms of subscription and advertising [in English]
From Te Pura [Buller] offering payment for live kiwi birds.
From Tāmati Huka (Thos Hooker) giving prices for milling flour at Pāpāwai.
From Te Rauparaha Te Ringa concerning a mare and foal found.
From [Pōneke Prison Warden] offering £100 reward for the capture of Hoani Wuru.
From William Fitzherbert, description of Hoani Wuru.
Reward of £3 from Wiremu Tāmati (William Thomas) for the return of his horse.
p.2 The news
Editorial accounts of news from overseas.
The marriage between Princess Victoria of England and Prince Frederick William of Prussia.
The Prince of Wales to tour English colonies, Prince Albert to visit Poihākena [Port Jackson, Sydney] and New Zealand.
A new church called The Friends of Jerusalem to be built at Taituha.
An outbreak of smallpox in Asia Minor.
An American called Reiri gains renown for taming horses.
Sentencing of two sailors, Herepanata and Itaria, for murder.
Hanging of Hoani Tāmihana for the murder of Ākinihi Monikomori [Agnes Montgomery?].
Contribution of £5000 towards the fighting in India.
Drowning of 90-year-old Hera Rōpata [Sarah Roberts].
Prophecy of war between France and England.
Description of the French practice of beheading convicted murderers to explain the sentencing of Orsini and Piere for the attempted assassination of the King [Emperor] of France, Napoleon Bonaparte.
Death notice
Hōri Kararu of Heretaunga.
Maori letters
List of recipients for unclaimed mail.
pp.2-3 The Maori press
Discussion of the publication by Hāre Rēweti [Charles Davis] of a Maori language newspaper, Te Whetu o te Tau, for the Taupō and Waikato areas. Explains that this latest newspaper supersedes Te Waka o te Iwi also published by Davis.
Publication of a detailed account, `The journey of Davis, Waitere and their Pakeha', as published by Te Whetu o te Tau, Vol. 1, No. 1:2-4, describing their trip to Taupō aboard Ngāti Maniapoto's ship, Aotearoa, for the funeral of Ēnoka of Ngāti Pāoa and various meetings with communities.
Recounts speeches by Hōri Pōkai Te Ruinga and named others and their tribal saying [tauparapara], and Davis's reply seeking contributions for the newspaper. Includes ngeri [chants] and a saying [kupu] by Pātene Puhata for the contribution of £22. 6s.
Details Davis's subsequent travels and visits to named individuals, and his arrival at Rangiriri.
Mentions speeches and songs given in welcome ceremonies at various localities.
Continued in Vol. 1, No. 38:4.
pp.3-4 To my Maori friends
Letter from Hēnare Wiremu Taratoa, of Ōtaki discussing the benefits of education and acquiring Pakeha practices as extolled by Wiremu Hapi Te Rāwhāritua.
Recounts his experiences after he was taken by his mother's brother to school at Pēwhairangi, his education at the mission school, the shift to Auckland by the Bishop with 28 students, and the opening of St John's College.
Explains his work as a baker and a monitor while at the college, and then his shift to teach at Ōtaki under the guidance of Archdeacon Hadfield, after the departure overseas of the bishop.
Discusses the Bishop's idea that education can ennoble people and the different avenues education opens up for the commoner.
p. 4 Market prices
Current market prices for foodstuffs and produce.
Notice from Hōri Herewini, Heretaunga, concerning a missing horse.