The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District]
The “Lyttelton Times”
The “Lyttelton Times” is so fully described in the introduction to this section that little need be added in this place. The paper has all along been an advocate of the rights and liberties of the people. It led the battle for representative institutions in the early days. Subsequently it fought to a successful issue the cause of the Lyttelton tunnel, and a railway versus the road. Direct steam communication between the colony and page 238 Great Britain was another undertaking which the paper advocated, and to the “Times” and Mr. Crosbie Ward is due the credit of establishing the Panama mail service, the first of its kind connected with the colony.