Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 1, Nama 17

p.1 Terms of subscription and advertising [in English]
From the Editor requesting correspondence be addressed to Te Pura [James Buller].
From Wiremu Toniki warning of arrest for theft from his business.
[Advertisements and Notices]
From Te Miti & Rewana advertising stud services.
From Te Waharei mā (Worsley & Co.) seeking to buy flax fibre and sheep wool.
From Wiremu Rakiwhata (Wm. Luxford) concerning a mare and foal, found.
From Te Poura mā (Wm. Bowler, Son & Co.) and Tuati, Kinirohi mā (Stuart, Kinross & Co.) wishing to buy gold.
From Tākana (R. J. Duncan) concerning travel costs for the steamer Wonga Wonga.
pp.2-3 The trouble at Taranaki
Editorial dismissing the idea that, since the end of the dispute at Ahuriri between Te Hāpuku and Te Moananui, peace reigns.
Notice of the killing by Īhāia and associates of Waitere Katatore and his brother, Rāwiri. Gives revenge as the reason for the uprisings and pleads for Maori to turn their energy to cultivation and peace. Announces that Īhāia and associates will be judged by the Court and sentenced to death. Argues that always seeking revenge will result in becoming like the moa bird, extinct.
Publishes a letter in support from Te Hoa Aroha [Good Friend], Ngāmotu to illustrate the virtuous behaviour that should be aimed for. Informs that Katatore and associates killed Rāwiri Waiaua and associates because of land. Relates the circumstances and reasons that led to this event. Quotes the Scriptures to validate his argument against alcohol and war.
The churches
List of Maori contributors for the construction of churches at Waiwhetū, Waiwherowhero, Ōkautu, Wairaweke, and Pitoone [Petone].
pp.3-4 A letter from Hira Maeke, Taranaki, to Rīwai Te Ahu at Waikanae and to Te Hāpuku, criticising their warfare and blaming them for the death of Waitere Katatore and Rāwiri Karira. Names many people involved and the incidents that arose.
p.4 Market prices
Current market prices for foodstuffs and produce.