Te Karere O Nui Tireni 1842-1846: Volume 2, Number 9: pp Abstract
pp Intro to Abstracts

p.35 Editorial, continuing the discussion from Vol. 2, No. 8, about the education of Maori children in Pakeha knowledge which will give Maori status. Claims that Pakeha knowledge is far superior to Maori knowledge, Pakeha technology is far more advanced, and Pakeha exploration is far more extensive, with the explanation that Pakeha are taught these topics from childhood.
pp.36-38 Letters to the Editor
From Noho Koraha [Open Country Dweller]
Complaint about Maori expecting compensation from Pakeha when livestock damage Maori property, and that Maori will not reciprocate.
From Kaiwhakarongo Kōrero [Listener]
Discussion of the use of the letter `h' in orthography, the use of the Maori language by Pakeha, the difficulty of interpretation by new settlers, the ambiguity of the language, and the distinction between tribal dialects.
Response of disagreement from the Editor.
From [the Editor]
Critique of the act of theft by Rīhari from Matamata and Te Waru of Waikato with a discussion of their arrest and imprisonment for six months.
From Kaititiro [Observer]
Criticises the lack of a work ethic by Maori, from his own observations.
From [the Editor]
Notification and reminder from the Governor that Maori should not be exposed to the negative influences of town life.
From Matakitaki Haere [Onlooker]
Inquires as to how to distinguish between a Maori of chiefly status and one of low-born status, as from his observations each looks, speaks and acts like the other.
p.38 [Notices]
Reward for the capture of escaped prisoners.
From Parāone [William Brown] and Kēmara [John Logan Campbell] of Auckland, requesting suppliers of flax fibre for remuneration.