Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 1, Nama 34

p.1 Terms of subscription and advertising [in English]
From Te Pura [Buller] offering payment for live kiwi birds.
From Tāmati Huka (Thos Hooker) giving prices for milling flour at Pāpāwai.
From Te Rauparaha Te Ringa concerning a mare and foal found.
From [Pōneke Prison Warden] offering £100 reward for the capture of Hoani Wuru.
From William Fitzherbert, description of Hoani Wuru.
From Tākana & Penara (Duncan & Vennell) concerning travel costs for the steamer Wonga Wonga.
p.2 Electoral roll registration
Editorial explanation of the process for checking the eligibility of those enrolled to vote. Gives a description of the construction of the houses of Rei Te Wairaka and Wiremu Tāmehana as the reason for their ineligibility to vote.
Marriage notice
Wipata Rangihokia and Ropoama, son of Hoani Rākei-nui-te-kapua.
pp.2-3 Letters to the Editor
From Tāmati Wiremu Ūpō, Taranaki
Notice of the defeat of Īhāia and Nikorima in the Waitara area. Names and locates their different [fortified settlements], the participants involved and the numbers of casualties.
From Wiremu Te Haeana Tākiri, Turakina
Disagrees with the opinion of Rāwiri Pūaha that only educated men should contribute to the newspaper and states that all should be allowed to contribute because Jesus did not die for the righteous but for the sinners.
From W.H. Te Rāwhāritua, Pitone [Petone]
Supports Maori adopting Pakeha living habits and practices, especially those learnt through the Gospel and school.
p.3 A waiata [lament]
The elections
Results of the election for Superintendent, with the majority for Petitone [Featherstone].
The Cape of Good Hope
From Te Karere Maori o Akarana, an article from Piri Kawau, a Maori translator for Governor George Grey, describing the region to which Governor Grey moved after leaving New Zealand, and advising that Grey's advice should be remembered.
Differentiates between the roles of the governor, who deals with matters of the material world, and the bishop of New Zealand, who deals with matters pertaining to God.
Presents the opinion that Maori are intelligent people, able to learn and embrace Pakeha customs. Requests that Maori forsake traditional habits such as tribal warfare in pursuit of agriculture and peaceful living.
p.4 Market prices
Current market prices for foodstuffs and produce.