Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 1, Nama 26

p.1 Terms of subscription and advertising [in English]
From the Editor requesting correspondence be addressed to Te Pura [James Buller].
From Tāmati Eruini Mukākā concerning a lost horse.
[Advertisements and Notices]
From Petune & Hanita (Bethune & Hunter) advising the sailing of Pama.
From H.W.Taratoa offering biblical readings for sale.
From Te Pura [Buller] offering payment for live kiwi birds.
From Te Poura mā (Wm. Bowler, Son & Co.) and Tuati, Kinirohi mā (Stuart, Kinross & Co.) wishing to buy gold.
From Te Rauparaha Te Ringa concerning a mare and foal found.
p.2 Electoral roll registration
Further editorial comment concerning electoral roll registration by Maori land and homeowners with special reference to Waikanae and Ōtaki.
Explanation of the requirements necessary to qualify as a voter with emphasis on home ownership, and with examples of Rāwiri Pūaha of Takapūwāhia, Tāmihana Te Rauparaha and Mātene Te Whiwhi of Ōtaki. Concludes that if anyone desires to enrol, a good house should be built for them or some land bought.
[Death notice]
From Te Naera Te Angiangi and Hāmiora Tahua of the death of three- year-old, Pita Hōri. Includes a waiata tangi [lament] by his mother.
pp.2-4 Letters to the Editor
From Te Wunu, Whanganui
Supports the Editorial in Vol. 1, No.24 and states that those who abide by the law and think of God will live peaceably and avoid evil.
From Heremia Te Tēre, Ōtaki
Address to the leaders of the Maori councils criticising alcohol consumption and the establishment of a hotel at Ōtaki in 1853. Reports his prophetic conversation with the minister, Te Hira, at the time. Requests that Maori councils ban alcohol from Maori settlements. Attributes the slaying of Waitere Katatore by Īhāia Kirikūmara to alcohol.
From Rāniera Te Kiwi, Waikawa
Criticises the state of housing.
From Mīhaka Tāmaurara
Supports the acquisition of Pakeha knowledge from the newspaper by all Maori.
From Te Wātene Kaharunga, Aratangata
Supports the newspaper and continues the analogy between the newspaper and a vessel conveying knowledge. Attributes Maori ignorance to lack of education about Pakeha practices and knowledge.
Address to Governor Gore-Brown supporting the authority of the Queen and the jurisdiction of the law.
A waiata [song] for Te Riha by his wife
Submitted by Te Hope.
Letters to the Editor
From Harawira Tutawhia, Aratoetoe
Advises Maori not to retain customary beliefs but to read Thessalonians 4: 5.
From Tīpene Te Raha, Paekākāriki
Report of a fire at the house of Te Raha.
From Te Hēmara Raukawa Te Rangitakawawe, Rangitīkei
Metaphoric discussion about the intricacies of governance. Contends that Maori will learn Pakeha practices by working the land.
From Āperahama Te Haupatu Te Rangiwhakaruhi, Ōhara
Supports cultivating food for people's well-being and belief in God for unity.
Supports the newspaper publishing commercial news.
From Pāteriki Te Rangitaukeke
Discusses the characteristics of a rangatira [chiefly leader] as being benevolent and influential with the people.
From Tīmoti Taha, Waikawa
Support for those Maori who are attempting to live like Pakeha.
From Hare Parata, Waiwhetū
Requests Maori not to air their grievances through the newspaper but to learn Pakeha practices through the newspaper.
p.4 Market prices
Current market prices for foodstuffs and produce.