Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 1, Nama 51

p.1 Terms of subscription and advertising [in English]
From Adam Burnes, notice of bank interest rates.
From Tīpene, ploughs for sale.
From Tame Tiakena advertising the showing of two stallions.
p.2 China
Editorial explanation about China, the people, their religious and legal codes, and origins. Provides a sketch of a likeness of a Chinese person.
Explanation about the position held by Te Honiana as Hatihi [Chief Justice].
pp.2-4 Letters to the Editor
From Wiremu Kīngi Te Korohiti, Wanganui
Account of his participation in the fighting with Īhāia. Names casualties and tribal connections. Relates his discussion with Wiremu Kīngi as to the reasons he would no longer participate in the fighting. Reports further fighting with Īhāia, names participants, and the involvement of Hōri Kīngi Te Anaua as a peacemaker.
From Riini Te Hemopō, Wanganui
Expresses support for the law of God because, before this, Maori espoused cannibalism, war and sorcery. Advocates Pakeha ways to uplift Maori.
Submits a tangi [lament] from Te Rangiwhakaekea for Te Whaitakararo.
From Hākopa Te Patutu, Waiwherowhero
Eulogy titled `The death of Rāhira', with Rāhira's ōhākī [dying speech]. Includes a waiata [song].
From Tāmati Wiremu Tamahua, Pōneke
Eulogy for Wī Pukapuka, with his ōhākī [dying speech].
From Kereopa Tokoahu, Rangitīkei
Titled `The news of the Maori king', contesting the benefit of having a Maori king and stating Maori are crazy. Declares support should be given to the missionaries and the Queen.
From Taimona Pita Te Āhuru, Pōneke
Explains that his occupation is a writer of confidential letters.
From Te Wātene Te Ranginui, Kaiwhaikī, Wanganui
Expresses support for the newspaper's instruction concerning peace. Quotes whakataukī [proverbs] to explain that Maori doctrine is predisposed to war rather than peace and to encourage Maori to embrace the newspaper's principles.
From Pītama Iwikau, Wakapuaka
Addressed to Wiremu Kīngi and Īhāia Kirikūmara declaring their fighting is wrong because it ends in death. States that digging gold, and cultivating wheat, potatoes, and corn are more beneficial to people.
Submits a waiata aroha [compassionate song].
From Terea Wakapaki, Awahuri, Manawatū
Supports the newspaper and submits a waiata aroha [song of appreciation].
From Tākana Te Kawa, Awahuri, Manawatū
Supports the newspaper and submits a waiata aroha [song of appreciation] for his sister.
From Nepe, Wanganui
Submits a waiata [song].
From Tuihakararo
Notice that his son, Eruera Tuihakararo, is to become a blacksmith's apprentice.
p.4 [Notices]
Names and descriptions of deserters from the ship, Rōpata Maara.
From Wātikini [Watkins] offering ploughs for sale.
From Te Hērangi concerning his missing horse.
From the Editor advising that a letter from Rīwai Te Ahu, responding to Te Hoa Aroha, will be published in a Supplement.
Current market prices for foodstuffs and produce.