Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 1, Nama 24

p.1 Terms of subscription and advertising [in English]
From the Editor requesting correspondence be addressed to Te Pura [James Buller].
From Tāmati Eruini Mukākā concerning a lost horse.
[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 Te Pura [Buller] offering payment for live kiwi birds.
From Te Poura mā (Wm. Bowler, Son & Co.) and Tuati, Kinirohi mā (Stuart, Kinross & Co.) wishing to buy gold.
From Te Rauparaha Te Ringa concerning a mare and foal found.
p.2 The law
Editorial discussion of the jurisdiction of the law over everyone and the judicial process. Appeal not to harbour dissenters from the law but to be law-abiding citizens, whose actions will lead to goodness and nobility.
[Letter to Rīwai Harawira]
From Te Hoa Aroha, Ngāmotu
Discusses the views expressed by Harawira in a letter about the death of Rāwiri Waiaua. Advises Rīwai to pray to God to end the conflict.
Takarangi and Raumahora
Tradition from Governor Grey's collection.
pp.3-4 Letters to the Editor
From Ahitara Tangatangata
Report of the meeting with Nēpia Taratoa and others named to discuss land retention, held at the settlement of Hēnare Mateauroa. Names those who gave speeches in support of land retention and those in support of passing on the land to Pakeha.
From Te Hūtana, Heretaunga
Discusses a meeting at Taupō and claims the opinions expressed in favour of a Maori king were those of children. Questions the ability of a Maori king to do the good work of the government, to possess capital for soldiers, warships, printing presses or other commodities. Asserts that the Queen's law is for the benefit of Maori.
Publishes Fable 6 `The Whitebait who wanted a King'.
From Kereopa Tokoahu, Rangitīkei
Rejects the allegation that he killed a Pakeha's pig.
From Wēpiha Te Rimunui, Manawatū
Criticises the people of Manawatū for not observing Christian prayer meetings for three years. Claims younger Maori sit outside the prayer meetings, smoking, talking, doing posture dances and playing.
From Kipihana Whanganui, Waikawa
Claims there are two laws, biblical and legal.
From Ēpiha Poiha, Waikanae
Expresses support for Te Hūtana that seeking gold is a waste of money.
p.4 Advertisement from H.W.Taratoa offering biblical readings for sale.
Market prices
Current market prices for foodstuffs and produce.