Matariki 1881: Number 2: pp Abstract
pp Intro to Abstracts

p.1 The saviour in a dying land
Editorial discussing benefits promised to Maori by a lawyer [William Lee Rees] for administering their land, which have not eventuated. Cites as examples the case of Pāka [Parker] and Makitanara [MacDonald], the Whataupoko land block debacle. Questions the ethics of lawyers' charges for administration of Maori land and asserts that £60,000 charged for one block, had gone up in smoke. Names other land blocks where Maori had suffered similar detrimental effects. Questions the unnamed lawyer's ability to be a trustee for Maori land.
A trustee for the trustees
Discusses the role of a trustee and advises against the establishment of landholding companies. Advises about the authority of government to purchase Maori land and the untrustworthiness of land-grabbers.
pp.2-3 Raetōtara
A story for children about a minister who becomes a lawyer to represent Maori in land deals.
A story. The doctor and the oysters
An entertaining story about a doctor, his trainee and the result of possible ways to diagnose a patient's illness.
To all the Maori people of this land
Notice of the Supreme Court judgement regarding the case between Tāreha Te Moananui and Te Rīhi [William Lee Rees].
p.4 Notice from H.J.Wiini, lawyer, Gisborne, on behalf of Perihiwa Pāka to Wiremu Rī Rīhi [William Lee Rees], Wiremu Pere and Rīperata Kahutia, that land registered as 13175 is for sale.
To our Maori friends of the East Coast
Notice from Panera and Paerana, Gisborne, goods for sale.
The sale of Whataupoko
Notice from H.J.Wiini, lawyer, that the Whataupoko land block is available for sale.