Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 1, Nama 40

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 Hoani Waitere Te Haohao concerning two missing horses.
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 meeting convened by Wī Tako
Editorial discussion of methods such as the King Movement that have been adopted by Maori to realise their rangatiratanga [chieftainship, sovereignty]. Report of a meeting convened at the settlement of Wī Tako, Te Mako, to discuss ways of achieving unity and peace.
The Editor supports Maori sending their children to learn to read, write and speak English in order to learn English ways for they will then understand the laws enacted for the land for the benefit of both Maori and Pakeha.
The Maori press
Notice of support for a Maori newspaper from the council of leaders of Waitōtara.
pp.2-4 Letters to the Editor
From Rāniera Te Iho-o-te-rangi, Tūranganui, Wairarapa
Request for a subscription to the newspaper.
Account of the writer's journey, with two others, to the settlements of Te Hāpuku, and Mataikona where they met Te Mānihera, stayed at Māka Te Rangihaeata's settlement, Akitio, and were joined by a group of 150, all on horse-back. Describes an assembly at Aropaoa.
Describes a challenge to the group upon the approach to the [fortified settlement], Pōrangahau; mentions speeches by named individuals, and lists the amount of food available for the feast. Accounts for the increase of their party to 180 and stay at Pukekura.
Describes an encounter at Pukekaihau, the amount of food made available for the group, and the addition of Te Mānihera's group of 30.
Describes the formation of the mounted and foot forces for the encounter with Te Hāpuku and the consequent offensives.
Account of the negotiations between Te Hāpuku and Te Mākarini [Donald Mclean].
Submission of various waiata [laments].
From Taimona Pita Te Āhuru, Pōneke
Supports attaining Pakeha ways of living, abiding by Pakeha laws and living peaceably.
From Te Wunu, Whanganui
Contends that some Maori do not make donations to the churches, such as the Church of England or Wesleyan ministries. Describes the generosity of the people of Tongatapu towards their churches and ministers. Cites Corinthians as support.
Describes the qualities of the Tongan coconut tree as a resource for the people to raise funds for the church in order to prompt Maori to do likewise with their own resources such as pork, wheat and flour.
Claims ministers have described Maori as inconsiderate people.
From Te Rangimairehau, Waikanae
Notice of the death of Porana who was afflicted with an evil sickness called toke, ngarara, iroiro [worms, insects, maggots].
Declares that this new sickness was not known to his elders and requests knowledge of its origin. Concludes that the remedy for this sickness is katahaera [cauterising?].
From Te Warihi Waikeri, Tupuanga
Supports his settlement adopting the law of the Queen and God.
From Te Amo Maunu, Rangitīkei, Parewanui
Requests information about appropriate prices to charge Pakeha for crops.
Reply from the Editor to refer to the notice at the conclusion of the paper.
p.4 A hymn
Market prices
Current market prices for foodstuffs and produce.