Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 1, Nama 27

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 [Editorial]
Discussion about how Maori can learn to live peaceably with each other and why Maori should attain Pakeha practices. Accuses those who do not subscribe to these practices of being lazy and states that retaining Maori ways is to remain ignorant.
pp.2-3 Letters to the Editor
From Pehira Karatau, Aramoho
Discusses the lack of rights possessed by a commoner when wronged by a leader and dismisses this ancient practice as wrong.
From Parakaia Pouepa Tūhangahanga, Ōtaki
Claims that Maori are in a situation where `to accept God is to slander the ancestral gods'. Urges the total rejection of ancestral gods, and uses biblical readings to encourage acceptance of God.
From Te Runanga o Ōtaki [The Ōtaki Council], Ōtaki
Describes a toll bridge being constructed at Ōtaki, with rates to be charged.
From Noa Te Rauhihi (Maori Assessor), Rangitīkei
Supports the chiding of Maori by Te Hūtana.
From Wiperahama Pūtiki
Notice of Ngāti Raukawa's wheat harvest and their financial returns.
pp.3-4 [From Governor Grey's collection]
Karanga's tangi [lament] for Whakatere.
A tangi [lament] for Hōri Kerei [George Grey] from his friend.
An ancestral account of the journey of Ngahue, Poutini and Whaiapu.
An account of the migration of the canoe, Te Arawa.
p.4 [A letter]
Publication of a letter printed by Te Karere Maori from Te Mete to Rev. Rīwai Te Ahu regarding reserve land for Maori, the authority of a trust to direct the land's use, the composition of the trust, and various aspects of the Crown Grant.
Market prices
Current market prices for foodstuffs and produce.