Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 5, Nama 14

p.149 Advertisement from Rēneti and Co., listing the clothing items available from their store.
Notice to all people of New Zealand, Wairarapa, Taranaki, Napier and Gisborne
From Mr. Rees, lawyer of Napier, advising that land leases should be registered.
From Rutoka and Pārai, advertising the many varieties of grass seed that have become available.
Notice from Doctor Tera, advising that he will be setting up in practice at Waiapu.
p.150 Death
Obituary for Keita Rangiwhaitiri, aged 18, a schoolteacher at Bishop William's school.
Subscriptions received
Lists names and amounts received.
pp.150-151 [Editorial]
Expresses contempt for the new colonists, particularly the newspaper journalists, who do not understand the efforts made by people like Sir George Grey to civilise New Zealand.
[English translation included.]
p.151 Europeans coming to these islands
Discusses the number of visitors who are coming to New Zealand for health cures.
Prince Leopold
Announces that Queen Victoria's son, Leopold, will become a minister of the church.
p.152 [News items]
New Zealand wool bales
Reports that the current year's production is 162,256 bales and states that the quality of New Zealand wool is considered the best in the world.
A decision will be made on this Land Court case on 18 April.
A native attack at New Guinea
Details of the attack on Captain Dadfield, of the schooner Mayri, at South Cape, New Guinea.
[English translation included.]
Sulphur manufactory
Report from the Bay of Plenty Times concerning the sulphur mining on Moutohorā [Whale Island].
[English translation included.]
Report from the Canterbury Times concerning Tāwhiao's meeting with Te Whēoro.
[English translation included.]
p.153 [News items]
The Native Minister and Tāwhiao
Details the arrangements for a meeting between Sheehan and Tāwhiao.
[English translation included.]
Hon. Dr.Pollen
Announces the appointment of Dr.Pollen as the new Editor of the New Zealand Times. Also states that he will need to remain alert to false statements.
[Partial English translation included.]
pp.153-154 Maori feast at Akaroa
Reports a celebration at Akaroa for the completion of the church at Ōnuku Marae.
[English translation included.]
pp.154-156 The Ōāmaru Mail libel case
Details the court case against George Jones, Editor of the Evening Mail, which concerns accusations against Mr.Whitaker over Maori land dealings.
[English translation included.]
p.156 News from England
Outlines a debate in the English Parliament following a proclamation from the Queen concerning military protection for England. Contains speeches from the Secretary for Foreign Affairs and the Secretary of Defence.
Also discusses the situation between Russia and Turkey and the terms of the peace negotiations.
Outlines the discussion concerning England's preparation for war, and the need to entice British arms workers back from America.
States that the Secretary of Foreign Affairs discusses the need for an alliance with Austria.
Concludes with details of the murder in Turkey of the foreign correspondent for the Times newspaper.
[Letters to the Editor]
From Mere Pama Tarawhiti
To P.N.Tukurangi and the Editor of Te Wananga
Obituary for Eruera Matewhitu, Waikato. Details the circumstances of his death.
pp.157-158 From Porikapa Tamaihotua, Waipawa
Obituary for Ringa Te Whawha, daughter of Pāora Pokorua and Ruta.
From Perenara Te Papanui and Hitiri Paerata, Taupō
Contains a message to the Ngāti Kahungunu committee, Pākōwhai, expressing their sadness at not being able to attend the meeting.
States that Te Heuheu heads the only committee for the Taupō area.
From Īhāia Hūtana, Waipatu
Contains a reply to an earlier letter that appeared in Te Wananga, Vol.4, No.11:17, March 1877, from Kio Te Pehipehi, Maniapoto Pā. The letter is reproduced and concerns comments made by Karaitiana about overturning judicial appointments.
Comments on the letter and admonishes Te Pehipehi for his objection to Karaitiana's proposal. Expresses support for Karaitiana, stating that he has been alone in his promotion of Maori issues in Parliament.
States that, contrary to Te Pehipehi's comments, Karaitiana has the full support of Heretaunga, and acknowledges his stance against Ormond in the Supreme Court.
From Ihakara Te Haeata, Wairoa
Expresses support for Te Wananga and states that it now stands strong as the voice for Maori, following the demise of Te Waka Maori.
From Te Rūtene Ahunuku Hurahura, Ōweta, Tūranga
Asks that if Te Wananga cannot print the obituary for Bishop Williams he and the others sent in, the newspaper return it to them.
From John Solomon, Ōmihi, Āmuri, Bluff
Describing a fragment of rock he found that can cut glass. Questions if it could be diamond.
From Winikerei Te Whetūmārama, Piako
Complaining that she has either not received her copies of the newspaper, or they have arrived late.
p.159 From Karaitiana Korou and other signatories
Concerns the resolutions made at a meeting held at Kaitekateka, Mahitaone [Masterton], Wairarapa, which called for abolition of alcohol among the peoples of Rangitāne, Ngāti Mutuahi and Ngāti Hāmua. Warns that anyone caught in the tribal areas with alcohol will be dealt with under the law they have established.
A trespass notice from Wī Wāka, concerning his land at Matapihi, Wairarapa.
[English translation included.]
Caution notice
From Karaitiana Takamoana and other signatories, concerning the shooting of birds in the areas of Pākōwhai, and warning that they have not given permission for this to occur this year.
Caution to all people
Notice warning against trespassing on lands in the Kaiwaka district of Hawke's Bay.
[English translation included.]
pp.159-160 [Letter to the Editor]
From Apehama Whakangā and other signatories
Includes a short obituary for Mere Hāmi Pōtangaroa.
Expresses support for an earlier letter asking for the abolition of alcohol, lists the people who have been selected to serve as the Pōrangahau committee and the regulations that have been set by the committee.
p.160 The Native Land Court
Announces a change of date for the next sitting in Napier, and will discuss the findings concerning Mangateretere West.
Advertisement from H.Pāka and Co, advising blacksmith services.
Cost [of subscription]
Subscription details for Te Wananga.
From Ata T.Hatene, warning about poisons he will lay on his property.
[English translation included.]
Notice from Maki Tonore and Parahi, advertising that they act as agents for the leasing and selling of Maori land.
£5 reward
From P.Maroni, offering a reward for information leading to the apprehension of an arsonist.
From Te Wara and Company, manufacturers of greenstone jewellery.
From Hēmi Roai, manufactures greenstone jewellery.
[Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand]
Te Wananga is printed by Henry Hill and published by Hēnare Tōmoana.
[English translation included.]