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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 15, Issue 1 (April 1, 1940)

Newspapers Of The First Decade In New Zealand Journalism

Newspapers Of The First Decade In New Zealand Journalism

“New Zealand Gazette” and (“Wellington Spectator”) April 18th, 1840, to Sept. 25th, 1844.
“New Zealand Advertiser and Bay of Islands Gazette” June 15th, 1840, to Dec. 10th, 1840.
“New Zealand Government Gazette” (Paihia) Dec. 30th, 1840, to July, 1841.
“New Zealand Government Gazette” (Auckland) July 7th, 1841.
“New Zealand Herald and Auckland Gazette” July 10th 1841, to April, 1842.
“Auckland Chronicle and New Zealand Colonist” Nov. 8th, 1841, to 1845.
“Bay of Islands Observer” Feb. 24th, 1842, to Oct., 1842.
“Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle” March 12th, 1842.
“Auckland Standard” April, 1842, to Aug., 1842.
“Auckland Times” June, 1842, to Jan., 1846.
“New Zealand Colonist and Port Nicholson Advertiser” Aug. 2nd, 1842 to Aug. 2nd, 1843.
“Southern Cross” April 22nd, 1843, to 1862.
“Bay of Islands Advocate” Nov. 4th, 1843, to Feb., 1844.
“New Zealand Spectator and Cook Strait Guardian” Oct. 12th, 1844, to Aug. 5th, 1865.
“Wellington Independent” April, 1845, to April, 1874.
“New Zealander” June 7th, 1845, to 1866.
“Otago News” Dec. 13th, 1848, to Dec. 21st, 1850.

There, while the majority waited outside, holding one end of the hawser, the leaders marched in the front door and out the back, then throwing their end of the rope over the roof of the building to the remainder of the deputation in the street outside. The proprietors were then approached and the nature of the navy's grievance pointed out to them. A full retraction was demanded, failing which they would pull down the establishment. The retraction, naturally, was forthcoming.

The reporter of those days was not lacking in resource. When the Dunedin magistrates, annoyed by alleged mis-reporting of their business, decided that “reporters should be for ever excluded” from their meetings they thought the matter had ended. The next issue of the “Otago Witness,” to their surprise, contained its usual report of their deliberations, and, although the culprit was censured, the magistrates must have been left with an unexpressed admiration for the man who always gets the news.