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In a teporfby Mr Walter B. Paton on the oolonien' growth to the English Bmlgffitlop Omoe, Mr P^tou says of fcbls oolony f— ''New Zsaland offers preat at tractions to the British farmers. The toil l« ooperlcr to that of S ah Afrtoi and Adstralln, aod prodaces wheat of as high an average as twenty-eight bushels an aare. The oilmate, moreover, (s more temperate and the rainfall more abaodtnt. I visl'.ed many farms both m tho Nortb aod South Islands, and saw very fine wheat, paitare, and fruit Und. Wagis ar^iitgh and good Und expemivp, as In Aast."*H*t bat the crops' are larger and more pCftatn," He speaks favorably of the ppdolal settlement at Bakaia (Oanterbnry), and says he has not of tenseen settlers who have apparently succeeded to well. Sh^ep farming, he explainp, rrqalres considerable o»pital and experience, bat he tbfntta s dairy .farmer with £200 or £400 and experience, woald do well, especially If he h»d a family to assist him, and that there are openings for j small oapUalla's of experience m gardenIng, fralt growing, and fishing. He believe" that the best Bottler is the man who comes out as an ordinary emlgiant and works for two or three years for others bafore taking up land for himself. Mr Putoo concludes as follows : — " Regarding New Zealand as a whota, I look upon It as tbe pleassntesfc aod best of all colonies for a man who wants to settle 00 the land. It possesses gold, oV&l, rlob soil, a good climate, well built bridges and roads, and a snffiolent rainfall, or m other words, abounds m e/erythlng that a country requires, and I do not doubt that with an Increase of population the future of the oolony Is ng ured/ 1

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NEW ZEALAND'S RESOURCES, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2184, 27 July 1889

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NEW ZEALAND'S RESOURCES Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2184, 27 July 1889