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Te Waka o Te Iwi (1857) ceased after two or three issues, and was continued by Te Whetu o Te Tau (Star of the Year, 1858).

Te Waka o Te Iwi was edited by Hare Reweti (Charles Davis), a Church Missionary Society missionary and fluent Maori speaker. Wiremu Tamihana of Ngati Haua (Waikato) assisted him. Tamihana, who was instrumental in establishing Potatau Te Wherowhero as the first Maori King, appears to have gathered local Waikato support for the newspaper (October 1857: 1).

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