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On 1 June 1874 the first issue of the Globe was published, in direct competition with the Star, the evening arm of the Lyttelton Times. A handbill advertising the Globe stated it would ‘aim at becoming a first-class family newspaper’ and that it was needed because ‘of an ever-increasing demand for the immediate publication of the latest telegraphic and other intelligence’. The Globe was published daily, cost a penny, and hoped to appeal to people whose daily travel and working hours meant they did not have time to read a newspaper until the evening.

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