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THE CANTERBURY STANDARD. rpHE Public of Lyttelton, Christchurch, J- and the Plains are respectfully informed that a Newspaper, to be called the Canterbury Standard, will be published in Lyttelton or Christchurch, so soon as the necessary arrangements (in which considerable progress is already made) are completed. In making this announcement, the projectors disclaim all opposition to existing establishments. They feel and willingly admit that the Newspaper Press in this Settlement has been conducted so as to entitle it to much credit. But they also feel that the time has arrived, when the public interests require more extended opportunities for newspaper comment and discussion than are at present supplied. The remarkable, it may we believe with truth be said, the unparalleled progress which this infant colony has" already made—the great increase which has taken place in its population, Its capital, and the various elements that tend to develope the resources of a country and raise it to importance—above all, the commencement of a new and important epoch of its history by reason of the Constitution which has been granted it by the Imperial Parliament, and which will soon be in active operation— are obvious facts shewing the necessity, as the projectors of this undertaking believe, for enlarged facilities for Newspaper criticism and discussion. It is to supply the deficiency thus existing, and to furnish increased opportunities for the expression of public opinion, that the Canterbury Standard is now about to take a place in the ranks of the New Zealand Press. At this early period in the history of the Province, when " Politics" is a word without a definite meaning, and when parties have yet to be formed and defined, it can hardly be necessary to state, that the Cakterbxjry Standard will commence its career free from bias of any kind. The public good will be its guiding principle—the advancement of the interests of the Province its constant aim. All public questions as they arise will be impartially weighed and dispassionately discussed. Its columns will be thrown open to correspondents of every class, the only conditions required being, that their communications be made lonai fide, and be free from personality or a too bitter spirit of panizanship. With these motives to guide, and these objects before them, the projectors of the Canterbury Standard appeal with much confidence to the public of the Province of Canterbury for support. They feel also that they need appeal to them for much forbearance and indulgence. The peculiar circumstances of an infant colony, placed as this is, at so great a distance from the parent country, and having such imperfect intercommunication with other settlements, render the establishment and conduct of a newspaper an undertaking unusually arduous and difficult. Nevertheless, the projectors of the CANTBBBtrfiY Standard hope from the arrangements already made and in course of completion to surmount every difficulty and to keep up a continual supply of intelligence. It only remains on the present occasion to address a few lines to the commercial and advertising portion of the community, on whose support the success of a newspaper so much depends. And it is with- much gratification that the proprietors of the Canterbury Standard are able to slate, that by reason of the extensive plant they have purchased, the great varieties of type at their command, and their large supply of emblems of every kind, it will be in their power to give to every advertisement all the prominence and distinction which can be desired. In a future address further particulars will be given, and the terms of subscription together with the rate of charges for advertisements will be fully set forth.

Sheep Walk. T> ARTIES wishing to Let out Stock on -*- Terms, can be accommodated on that conveniently situated Run in Pigeon Bay, in the occupation of Mr. Sinclair. Sheep may be lauded direct, and all expense of driving avoided. For Terras apply to Jabies Sinclair, Pigeon Bay, or Messrs. Cookson, Bowler & Co;, Lyttelton.

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Page 12 Advertisements Column 1 Lyttelton Times, Volume III, Issue 135, 6 August 1853

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