Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 4, Nama 14

p.129 Advertisement from Paerani and Company, advising their services as gunsmiths.
Notice advising the dates and times of sunrise and sunset.
Market prices
Lists prices for vegetables, wheat and flour at markets in Auckland, Wellington and Tanitana [Dunedin?]
pp.129-131 [Editorial]
Discusses the advantages of having a Maori newspaper and how it can keep Maori informed. Also warns Maori not to listen to those who may wish to silence the voice of the newspaper.
[English translation included.]
p.131 The dress of spiders' webs
Discusses a dress made from spiders' webs that was presented to the Queen of England by the Empress of Brazil.
Also discusses other attempts to make ladies' garments from spiders' webs.
[English translation included.]
p.131-132 A triple plow
Discusses the advantages of a new English invention and how it will save time and labour costs.
[English translation included.]
pp.132-133 Good Templar lodges opened by the Ngāti Porou tribe at the East Coast
Contains lists of members in the new lodges and details of the openings.
[English translation included.]
pp.133-134 Tobacco culture
Discusses cultivation techniques and pests to watch out for in tobacco growing.
[English translation included.]
pp.134-136 Notes on New Zealand
Contains statistics on exports, population growth, railways, stamp and postal revenue and land sales.
[English translation included.]
pp.136-137 Parliamentary Select Committee
From the Editor
States that Te Wananga is not responsible for the Maori translation of the Committee findings.
Petition from Īhaka Tukumaru and his friends, concerning land at Rangitīkei, Manawatū; states that the sale had not yet been agreed upon. Reports that the Committee has no jurisdiction.
Petition from Utiku Marumaru and 97 companions, concerning land at Rangitīkei and surrounding area; asks that the sale be investigated. Reports that the Committee has no jurisdiction.
Petition from Karaipi Te Puke, 2 companions and all the tribal groups of Ngāti Kiopiri, concerning land surrounding Waiwiri, Ōtaki and Wellington that was not correctly surveyed, and asking that it be investigated. Reports that the Committee has no jurisdiction.
Petition from Te Moananui and 140 companions, concerning mining rights and the Government's lease, stray Pakeha cattle on Maori land and disagreement over a land survey. Reports the Committee's reply that the Government is paying a fair rent for the mining rights, and states that it has no jurisdiction over the matter of the cattle.
Petition from Meihana Taipū and 10 companions, concerning a Crown grant at Porirua issued to Mr. Ellison to satisfy his claim to a pre-1840 land purchase. Contains details of the land purchase.
Reports the Committee reply that the evidence presented makes no difference to the status of the Crown grant.
p.137-139 The meeting at Ōmahu
Discusses the work of parliament, and states that problems for Maori stem from here. Contains speeches from several people including Wāka Kawatini, Hēnare Tōmoana and Hēnare Matua.
[English translation included.]
pp.140-143 [Letters to the Editor]
From Hōri Kawakawa and 13 others
Concerns their resolution to prevent the consumption of alcohol. Signed by representatives of Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Pūkeko and Arawa.
[English translation included.]
Reply from the Editor
Congratulates the three tribal groups in their decision to abandon alcohol.
From Hirini Takamoana
Complaining about the poor service Maori receive from the post office.
From Mirimana Taunoa
Concerns equal representation for Maori in Parliament, and includes quotes from both the Bible and tikanga Maori [Maori lore].
From Wiremu Hūnia Waikeri, Ākarana
Concerns the return of lands at Waiuku and Puketapu. States that no agreement was reached concerning surveying these lands as they are not to be sold. Gives three reasons why the lands should remain in Maori hands. Contains history of negotiations and ownership between the Maori owners and the Governor.
From Rēnata Rangikawhanake, Tūranganui
Comments on an earlier letter from Teretiu Kaihue, concerning land surveying. States that adequate restitution should be given for land taken. Contains waiata [songs].
From the Ngāti Ruapani tribal group and others
Concerns surveying of Maori land at Whakapunake and states that there will never be agreement to survey sell or otherwise dispose of it.
From Harawira Tātere
Concerns Maori land which has been given as Crown grants in the area of Tarawera. States that McLean agreed to leave particular lands outside of the designated Crown grant areas. Contains three proposals for the Land Court concerning the terms for leasing land.
From Ānaru Kahaki and Hare Paul
Contains a petition concerning a land transaction in which the Maori owners suggest they have been cheated. Discusses the means by which they were cheated and the land survey process. Contains the purchase prices for the lands at Aorangiwai and Waitakaia.
From Peni Te Uamairangi
Concerns letters written to the Editor; applauds the writers.
Also concerns a letter written by Whatahoro [15 May 1876], and states that he does not disagree with the contents, but suggests that Te Wananga is worthy of more consideration than schools.
From Ōwai, Karewai [and named others]
Obituary for a child, Te Karewai. Contains a waiata [song] and a list of the deceased's relatives.
From Wiremu Hūnia Waikeri
Expresses support for Karaitiana and the parliamentary work he does for the Maori people.
Supports a Ngā Puhi petition concerning Pōrangahau that was given to Karaitiana and Governor Grey.
p.143 Death notice
Poroporoaki [farewell] to Ananaia, Wharekauri.
Overseas news
Concerns the Prince of Wales and his visit to New Zealand.
News report of the death of Ananaia.
[English translation of item above, page143]
Cable telegram
From the Press Agency
News item of the Prince of Wales' visit.
[English translation of item above, page143]
Warns that any one found shooting game on Maori lands will be prosecuted.
[English translation included.]
Timetable and fares for the steamer, Manaia.
From Te Wara, watchmaker and jeweller.
From the New Zealand Railways giving instructions for appropriate behaviour during train travel.
From Mānihera Toti, informing Pakeha that any of their stock found on his land at Ngakiwhare will be taken to the animal pound.
pp.144-145 [Advertisements]
From Te Wirihana, a dentist.
From Te Huta, manufactures horse harnesses and leggings for men.
From Hōhepa Pura, describing a missing horse.
[English translation included.]
From J.A.Mete, asking for donations towards the Hawke's Bay hospital.
From Hēmi Ropi, advising the manufacture of greenstone jewellery.
From Pēti Te Rangi, describing a missing horse.
[English translation included.]
Public notice
From Patarira, advertising his store at Taradale, and sale of saddles and horse-riding equipment.
[Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand]
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