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Background

Region National
Available online 1859-1862
Alternative title(s) Te Haeata

Ko Te Haeata (The Dawn, 1859-1862) tētahi niupepa ā-hāhi, nā Te Patara (Reverend Thomas Buddle) i ētita, i Onehunga. He mea whakarewa tēnei o ngā niupepa e ngā mihingare Wēteriana hei kawe i te rongopai ki te iwi e mate kai ana ki ngā rongo kōrero, otirā ko ngā kōrero mō te hāhi te mea nui mō ētahi, hei akoranga hoki mā rātou i ngā tikanga o te iwi Pākehā. Ko Te Haeata te niupepa ā-hāhi tuatahi rawa ki Aotearoa. 

Inā ētahi o ngā kai o roto me ngā kaupapa:

- he akoranga mō te karaipiture

- he reta, ko te nuinga i ahu mai i Waikato

- he tohutohu mō te whakatupu i te tamariki

- ētahi hui a ngā mihingare Wēteriana

- he inoi kia whakamutua rawatia ngā hākari Māori

- he pūrākau akoako i te tika i te hē

- te hui nui ki Kohimarama a ngā rangatira Māori me te Kāwana i te tau 1860

- he kauwhau mai i ngā hui i Waikato me Kawhia

- he rongo kōrero mai i te pakanga i Uropi

- he rongo kōrero mai te pakanga i Taranaki

- te kohikohi moni hei hanga whare karakia

- he whakatūpato mō te tokotoko-rangi mate koroputaputa o 1860 i Tāmaki Makaurau

- he mōhiotanga mō ngā whakaritenga runanga (mana whakahaere Maori).

Mō ētahi atu mōhiotanga mō te niupepa tirohia Y Sutherland, ‘Church and Identity in the Wesleyan Newspaper, Te Haeata’, i Rere Atu, Taku Manu! he mea ētita nā J Curnow, N Hopa rātou ko J McRae (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2002), wh. 98–114; me P Parkinson rāua ko P Griffiths, Books in Maori (Auckland: Reed, 2004), S9, wh. 753–754.

E hiahia ana te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa ki te mihi ki a Gail Dallimore mōna i tuku kōrero mai i whakamahia i roto i ngā tuhinga roa mō ngā niupepa Māori.

Te Haeata (The Dawn, 1859-1862) was a religious newspaper edited by Te Patara (Reverend Thomas Buddle) at Onehunga. The newspaper was established by the Wesleyan missionaries to convey the good news to people desiring knowledge, particularly of the church, and to instruct them in the customs of the Pakeha. Te Haeata was the first denominational newspaper in New Zealand. 

Content and subjects include:

- scriptural lessons

- correspondence, mostly from Waikato

- instructions on bringing up children

- meetings held by Wesleyan missionaries

- a plea to halt Maori feasts

- moral tales

- the Kohimarama Conference between Maori chiefs and the Governor in 1860

- speeches from gatherings at Waikato and Kawhia

- accounts of the war in Europe

- accounts of the warfare at Taranaki

- collecting money for building churches

- warnings about the 1860 smallpox epidemic in Auckland

- information about the runanga (Maori self-government) system.

For further information about the newspaper see Y Sutherland, ‘Church and Identity in the Wesleyan Newspaper, Te Haeata’, in Rere Atu, Taku Manu! edited by J Curnow, N Hopa and J McRae (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2002), pp. 98–114; and P Parkinson and P Griffiths, Books in Maori (Auckland: Reed, 2004), S9, pp. 753–754.

The National Library would like to thank Gail Dallimore for providing information used in essays about Maori newspapers.

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