Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 2, Nama 17

p.169 [Advertisement]
From W.H.Binks, advising all Ngāti Kahungunu people living outside the Province of Hawke's Bay of his store in Napier. Sells saddles, boots and other quality goods at very reasonable prices, and invites people to come and inspect his merchandise.
pp.170-171 [Advertisements]
From M.Boylan, advertising his services as a Gunsmith.
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From N.G. Pākina, advertising his services as a Coach-builder.
From Nataniora Hākopa. Specialises in tobacco, cigars and pipes. Advertises that he has one price for both Maori and Pakeha.
From Nash and Davies, advertising their services as House decorators.
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From Te Wara and colleagues. Sell and repair watches.
From Rati and Rauniri. Sell beds and similar goods.
From P.Maruni. Offers the best prices to Maori for their corn and hay.
From Tāmati Mihene, sells sugar and tea at competitive prices.
From Cobb and Co. Advertising their services in the Hawke's Bay area.
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From Wiremu Piripi, advertising his new billiard saloon.
Dr. Carr.
Advertising his forth-coming performance as mesmerist and phrenologist.
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Advertising his services as surveyor and civil engineer.
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Wiremu Mākarini
Advertising his services as auctioneer.
p.172 Native Land Court, 16 September 1875, Napier
A list of the Court decisions made during this sitting.
Contains in sections: the names of those succeeding to land, the names of the deceased, and the land blocks involved; the names and land blocks that have received Crown grants; the names of applicants for land surveys, the land involved, the boundaries following the surveys and the location of the survey map for inspection.
p.173 Agents for Te Wananga
List of people who act as supply agents for Te Wananga.
To correspondents
Disclaimer from Te Wananga concerning the opinions expressed in correspondents letters and articles.
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To advertisers
Advises the charges per inch for each insertion in the newspaper. Reminds readers to be brief when describing land boundaries, or they may be dissatisfied with the cost.
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[News items]
List of the many newspapers from New Zealand and throughout the world, that have been sent to Te Wananga.
Concerns C.O. Davis who has fallen ill and will return home to Auckland to recover.
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From Henry Hill. Advertising his services as a printer. He also prints Te Wananga.
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pp.173-174 [Editorial]
A commentary on the introduction of a bill into the House by the Commissioner of Customs, Hon. W.H. Reynolds, designed to change the criteria for eligibility to vote. Notes that the changes will allow all males aged 21 and over, either born in New Zealand or naturalised New Zealanders, the right to register and vote, and this includes Maori who must have been resident in New Zealand and resident within the electoral district for no less than 12 months.
Te Wananga applauds Mr Reynolds for introducing this bill and allowing Maori the same rights as those who were allowed to immigrate and stay, through the Treaty of Waitangi. Suggests that there is little doubt that the bill would be vigorously opposed by all non-Maori members of Parliament.
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[News item]
The Chief Justice has not yet given his decision.
pp.175-178 [Brief news items]
Noted that Captain Parker has succeeded in purchasing land from Ngāti Porou at the head of the Waiapu River and at Hikurangi.
Records recipients of the New Zealand War Medal: Pāora Koari, Private in the Native Contingent; Tare Papi, constable, Armed Constabulary; Wahapango, Constable, Armed Constabulary; Wiremu Tewi, Private, Native Contingent.
Names four candidates contesting the East Coast electorate seat: Colonel Harrington, W.S. Moorhouse, Allan McDonald and the present member.
Refers to the Native Land Court sitting at Makaraka, Poverty Bay and an application by Wī Hāronga and others for the Matawhero Block No.6 to be subdivided has been dismissed, the Court having no jurisdiction as the land had already been sold to Captain Read.
A report listing total deposits and interest rates charged by the New Zealand Post Office Savings Bank.
Details a whale chase that took place at Tokomaru Bay between Horomona and Hēnare Pōtae in which both parties harpooned a whale and disputed the right to the whale.
Baptism at Woodend, Canterbury. Reports that the Maori minister of the district, Rev. Mutu, officiated in the baptism of two Pakeha children on Sunday 1 August at the Maori church, this first instance recorded in the South Island of a Maori minister baptising Pakeha children in a Maori church.
A letter sent to Sir Donald McLean by members of the Ngāi Te Rangi tribe reacting against Chadwick's petition that was raised in a bid to prevent Maori voting at elections. States that if Pakeha and Maori are to be considered as one people, Maori should have the same rights as Pakeha and be allowed to vote in the European electorates.
Detailed description of the new 80-ton gun being manufactured in Great Britain to sell for £8,500.
Notes that Hēnare Tōmoana has arrived in Wellington and the petitions sent to Parliament by Hawke's Bay Maori will be considered.
From the Daily Southern Cross. Mr George Clarke, one of New Zealand's earliest European settlers has died, aged 78.
Notes that in exchange for 200,000 acres of land, Messrs J. Brogden and Sons will offer to build the railway from Waikato to Thames.
From the Napier Daily Times. Reports that following a lengthy debate, the Opposition decided not to press for a division concerning the Abolition Bill, and each member is to vote as they see fit.
[News items from Fiji]
Advises that the 6th company of the Royal Engineers will survey the Fiji group of islands, and that annexation of the islands has attracted large numbers of capitalists from England, Ceylon and Mauritius.
Reports the ex-king, Cakobau, recovering from measles, and that an estimated 30,000 people have died from this disease in Fiji.
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pp.178-179 [Letters to the Editor]
From John White, Napier
A further letter concerns his work to explain native land title. Discusses history of migrations and settlement of Maori tribal groups. Gives his reason for not discussing any but descendants of seven canoes, as that the others have been destroyed or amalgamated into generic tribes, and therefore any rights that they may have through seniority or distinct land claims have been lost to them. Also states that junior tribes are classed as such because their chiefly line can only be verified through Maori women.
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p.179 From Nōpera Te Herekau,
A report concerning travellers who encountered problems on the Rangipō road due to snow, and who were assisted by Europeans, which undeniably saved their lives. The letter names the Europeans so that everyone will know of their acts of kindness.
[Animal pound notices]
Five notices describing the animals being held and advising that they will be sold if not collected within two weeks.
From T.Wiremu, advertising his services as a boot and shoe maker.
pp.181-184 [Advertisements]
From Pāteriki Kohikorewe. Saddlemaker and manufacturer of gigs and carts at Taratera [Taradale].
From Hōne Maki Pe. Saddler and leather goods.
From Te Houra. Advertisement for plows, saddles, leather ware and other items for use with horses and carts.
From Takena Mā. A clothing store advertising the best clothes in the Province.
From Tātana. Sells goods such as wine and rum.
From H.Kata. House builder's advertisement for work in the Province of Hawke's Bay.
From H. Wiremu. Sells saddles, iron goods and goods made by carpenters. All goods from England.
From the Kamatira Hotel. Advertisement for hotel accommodation. Lists prices for meals and accommodation.
From E. Ahitana. The proprietor of the Provincial Hotel advertising the alcohol available at his hotel.
From H. Tiiri. Advertisement for tea and sugar.
From Te Parini. Advertising services as an ironmonger.
From Ropihone and Iriwini. Sells goods such as blankets, clothing, wine and beer.
From The Governor Brown Hotel. Advertising the fine hospitality and accommodation offered by the hotel. Also has good stabling for horses.
From Tavistock Store. Advertisement for a merchant selling goods such as clothing, shoes and boots, household goods and general groceries. Also is an agent for Te Wananga, the Daily Telegraph and The New Zealand Insurance Company.
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From Hōne Ropitini. Advertisement from a watch and jewellery maker.
From J.Kirimiri. Advertisement from a clothing store, competitive prices.
From R.Mira. Advertisement from a stock agent. Lists the breeds of rams and advises that he also deals in sheep flocks, and buys sheep for butchering.
From Pene Mete. Advertisement for his services as a house builder and architect.
From N.P. Paranite. Advertising his goods for sale at the best prices in Napier.
Te Wananga office
Explains the location of the newspaper's office, and states that the printer is Hēnare Hira [Henry Hill] and publisher, Hēnare Tōmoana.