Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 2, Nama 25

p.297 [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.298-299 [Advertisement]
From Rāpata Pāma, advising the stud fees for the horse, Papapa.
From M.Boylan, advertising his services as a gunsmith.
[English translation included.]
From Tāmati Kane, advising the stud fees for the horse, Tiuka.
From Rāwiri Peremanga, advising the stud fees for the horse, Terenga.
From Rati and Rauniri. Sell beds and similar goods.
From Te M.Hāpimana, advising the stud fees for the horse, Ianga Tapiona.
From Ārena Mākarini, advising the stud fees for the horse, Kingipini.
From P.Maruni. Buys corn and hay from Maori at competitive prices.
From Wiremu Piripi, who has opened a billiard saloon.
From A.H.Parona, advising the stud fee, qualities and pedigree of the horse, Kairaka.
p.300 The Bank
Underwriters for houses and ships for a small fee. Signed by Rōpata Tapihau, Napier.
From Paranihi Petara. Manufacturer of saddles and other equipment for use with horses.
From Hare Taihi. Tailor.
From Hare Teira. Footwear manufacturer.
Advertising his services as surveyor and civil engineer.
[English translation included.]
From G.Pākina. Manufacturer of carts and harness equipment, and is an ironmonger.
From H.J.Hiki. Footwear manufacturer.
From T.Wiremu. Footwear manufacturer.
p.301 [Notice]
Concerns problems with the printers so that Te Wananga was unable to publish further letters from Hūnia Te Hākeke and Rēnata Kawepō.
pp.301-303 Te Wananga
Concerns a debate on the management of Maori lands in the Hawke's Bay province during which Mr Sheehan placed a resolution before the House describing the manner in which lands had been taken from Ngāti Kahungunu, stated that the dealings were scandalous and that certain members of Parliament were involved, thus bringing disrepute upon the House. Also referred to the dealings of the group known as `The Ring'. Contains two examples of land deals and further condemnation of `The Ring'.
[English translation included.]
pp.303-305 [Brief news items]
Notice detailing the cost to the colony of having an armed constabulary.
Notice detailing the date and time of the end of the current parliamentary session.
Advertisement from Mr Plante reminding Maori visiting the Native Land Court in Wairoa that he has a place of business there.
Notice of the prospects of a good whaling season ahead.
Public notice informing people of the recalling of all copper money after 31 January 1876, stamps to take the place of old money.
Article from the Waikato Times, commenting on the quality of hops grown in Te Kūiti.
Notice concerning the outbreak of measles at Parihaka which has spread to Oeo [village].
Warning from Te Wananga that the parliamentary speeches are copied from the Government printer and any discrepancies are not the fault of Te Wananga.
Notice informing readers of an article appearing in the Illustrated London News featuring photos and biographical details of Sir Julius Vogel, Karaitiana Takamoana, Wī Kātene and Mōkena. Te Wananga states that the information contained in the article was incorrect. The Daily Southern Cross also contained an article about Pāora Apatu which had been forwarded to the Illustrated London News.
Article from the Dunedin Evening Star, comments on the problems stemming from the Government giving up its right to pre-emption in the purchase of Maori lands, which has caused many problems for Maori and resulted in the Middle Island [South Island] having to financially support the North Island.
Notice referring to a letter from Mr Grindell, Editor of Te Waka, to the New Zealand Times, concerning receipt of £50 from a Mr Tanner, described as a bribe so Grindell will not act against him in obtaining Karaitiana's signature in connection with the Heretaunga land block.
Discusses the speech by the Hon. H.R. Russell concerning the acquisition of Maori lands by the `Ring' in the Hawke's Bay area. States that the matter is being pursued in the High Court.
[English translations included.]
pp.305-306 The debate on the Hawke's Bay `Ring' land transactions
Te Wananga states that they will publish the entire debate in this and other subsequent issues. This first speech is by Sheehan, informing the House of his intention to have the matter fully debated in the House. Outlines the history of the case leading up to the present when the matter must be resolved, and states that the matter has been side-lined by Vogel's Abolition Bill, thus causing more delays and problems for Hawke's Bay Maori. Also states that the Commission of Enquiry reported its findings to the House in 1873, but as yet nothing further has been done.
[English translation included.]
pp.306-308 Wī Kātene and the Abolition question.
A speech in the House by Wī Kātene concerning the Abolition Bill before Parliament, during which he states that the provincial governments do nothing for Maori so he approves of their abolition. Disagrees that the faults with the Native Lands Act are to do with the central government because the responsibility lies with all members of the House, as they all voted for the Act. Draws attention to the fact that the Hon. Member for the Eastern Maori district said it would be well to do away with Maori representation in the House and thinks this a matter for the House to debate. Also states that he will not criticise the Superintendent of the Auckland province in his absence, because `Maori only approve of speaking to a man's face'.
[English translation included.]
p.308 Notice
From Porikapa Tamaihotua, warning Mr Rathbone to remove his cattle from lands at Waipāoa.
From Wiremu Moroni, advising owners that if their horses are not collected within 14 days, they will be sold.
From Mackenzie and Sunders. A debt collection notice on behalf of the West Clive Flour Mill.
[English translation included.]
From J.Pauihi. Supply of leather goods and carts.
[No page numbers given for the next two pages.]
Concerns Native Land Court judgements from Auckland, September 14, 1875
The first page lists the landowners that wish to have their lands surveyed, the lands in question, the boundaries and the place where people can view the survey maps.
The second page lists names of people who succeeded to lands, the names of the deceased owners and the lands concerned in the succession orders [Refer to Vol.2, No.2:282-285]. Below are the lands upon which Crown Grants have been issued. Lists the names of the applicants, the land block and the regions in which the land is situated.
Although the Court sitting was held in Auckland, the lands concerned are in the Wairoa area of Napier.
pp.309-312 [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 Pairini. 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 an agent for Te Wananga, the Daily Telegraph and The New Zealand Insurance Company.
[English translation included.]
From Hōne Ropitini. Advertisement from a watch and jewellery maker.
From J.Kirimiri. Advertisement from a clothing store, competitive prices.
From R.Mira. A stock agent. Lists the breeds of rams. 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.