This is the front page of an 1861 issue of the government-sponsored newspaper Te Karere Maori, also known by its English title, The Maori Messenger. This issue carries details of the Native Districts Regulation Act 1858, which set up district rūnanga or Māori-controlled local councils. Te Karere Maori was replaced by Te Manuhiri Tuarangi and Maori Intelligencer. Both newspapers aimed to acclimatise Māori to European habits and customs.
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Niupepa: Maori newspapers
Reference: Te Karere Maori or Maori Messenger, 16 December, 1861, p.1
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