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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 22

The Newspapers of New Zealand

The Newspapers of New Zealand

have assisted the rapid development which we can see the colony is making more perhaps than any other institution. Every important centre now has its daily or weekly rewspaper, and it would well repay every resident in those centres to bear a tax to support the local organ of public opinion. It chronicles and gives importance to every movement which has for its object the welfare of the district: every important industry is promoted, inventions or improvements made public, and the wants of the district made known. It provides a medium for inducing competition by making known the requirements or wants of the residents, it leads or guides public opinion, criticises the doings of its public and governing bodies, supports or restrains the action of public men, and is really the indispensable institution of a community.