The Press is a daily newspaper published in Christchurch, New Zealand. It is owned by media business Stuff Ltd, in turn owned by Australian media company Nine. First published in 1861, the newspaper is the largest circulating daily in the South Island and publishes Monday to Saturday. Four community newspapers—Mid Canterbury Herald, The Christchurch Mail, Northern Outlook and Central Canterbury News—are published by The Press and are free; the newspaper has won the title of New Zealand Newspaper of the Year three times: in 2006, 2007 and 2012. It has won the overall Newspaper of the Year title twice: in 2006 and 2007. James FitzGerald came to Lyttelton on the Charlotte Jane in December 1850, was from January 1851 the first editor of the Lyttelton Times, Canterbury's first newspaper. From 1853, he withdrew from the Lyttelton Times. After several years in England, he returned to Canterbury concerned about the proposed capital works programme of the provincial government, with his chief concern the proposed rail tunnel connecting Christchurch and Lyttelton, which he thought of as fiscally irresponsible, but supported by his old newspaper, the Lyttelton Times.
The newspaper's editor, Crosbie Ward, made an imputation of unknown content, this spurred FitzGerald to set up The Press as a rival newspaper. FitzGerald had dinner with John Charles Watts-Russell, who put up £500 on the condition that FitzGerald would be in charge of the new newspaper. Next, he enlisted the support of the Rev. John Raven, who organised many of the practical aspects, like organising a printer and a printing press. Other members of the early committee that organised The Press were Henry Porcher Lance, Henry Tancred, Richard J. S. Harman; the Press was first published on 25 May 1861 from a small cottage, making it the oldest surviving newspaper in the South Island of New Zealand. The cottage belonged to Raven on land known as Raven's paddock on the west side of Montreal Street, between Worcester and Gloucester Streets, opposite the present-day Christchurch Art Gallery; the first edition was sold for sixpence. The paper continued as a weekly; the public saw FitzGerald as the proprietor of The Press, but the newspaper saw reason to publicly state that "it is not a fact that Mr FitzGerald has either pecuniary or official connexion" with it.
On 13 June 1863, the first part of Samuel Butler's Erewhon appeared in The Press in an article signed with the pseudonym Cellarius and headed "Darwin among the Machines."In 1905, The Press purchased a block of the Cathedral Square site for £4,000. The Board purchased the right of way and what was going to be the original Theatre Royal site from the Theatre Royal Syndicate for £5000; the Gothic part of the Press building was built starting in 1907 and the Press staff shifted into it in February 1909 from their Cashel Street premises. In the 1930s, The Press began to seek solutions to the slow delivery times of the newspaper to the West Coast. Roads at the time were difficult, the New Zealand Railways Department was unwilling to reschedule any of its ordinary passenger trains to operate at the early morning times desired by The Press as patronage would have been uneconomic, freight trains did not provide a desirable measure of swiftness. Accordingly, The Press was willing to subsidise the construction and operation of two small Leyland diesel railbuses to carry the newspapers by rail at a desirable time.
These little railbuses began service on 3 August 1936 and left Christchurch at 2:20 am, travelling down the Midland Line to reach Greymouth at 6:40 am and continue along the Ross Branch as far as Hokitika, arriving just before 8:00 am. This provided quicker delivery of the newspaper than was possible. However, these railbuses were intended to only be a temporary measure and they were replaced by the much larger Vulcan railcars as soon as they arrived in New Zealand in the early 1940s. In 1995, The Press was the country's first news outlet. In 2000, Independent Newspapers Ltd launched its news website branded as Stuff and from on, The Press and Stuff worked on online content collaboratively. In February 2011, The Press main building in central Christchurch was badly damaged in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. All production was operated from their printing plant near Christchurch Airport until June 2012, when the central Christchurch building was rebuilt and upgraded, it was one of the first buildings in the Christchurch CBD to be operational.
The paper format for the weekday editions changed from broadsheet to compact in 2018, with only the Saturday edition retaining the larger format. The motto on the masthead – "Nihil utile quod non-honestum" translates to "Nothing is useful, not honest." Like The Age in Australia, the newspaper's masthead features the Royal Arms. The early ownership, beyond the newspaper having been financed by Watts-Russell, is unclear. In February 1862, an attempt was made to formalise the ownership of the paper. A deed of association for "The Proprietors of The Press" was drafted, it lists the five members of the previous committee, plus five new members: Alfred Richard Creyke, John Hall, Joseph Brittan, Isaac Cookson, James Somerville Turnbull; the deed was not executed, but four-month FitzGerald, who had no funds, was the sole owner "through the liberality of the proprietors", as he called it later. FitzGerald lost control of the newspaper ownership in
David Edwin Woodley is an Australian theatre and film actor and writer. He began his career as a stage actor in Brisbane, Australia performing under the direction of renown Shakespearean director Bryan Nason AM. Woodley toured with local theatre company Grin and Tonic. before again performing under the direction of Bryan Nason in dual roles as Ea and Utnapishtim, in The Royal Queensland Theatre Company's production of Gilgamesh. Believing the UK produced most exceptional actors, Woodley moved to England to undertake drama studies at St Catherine's Drama Studio in Guildford, Surrey, UK under the direction of June and Adrian Cooper. Whilst living in the UK, he undertook private voice studies with Alan Woodhouse at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. Being an avid and competent horseman, on Woodley's return to Australia he trained in stunts with Canadian born stunt co-coordinator Ric Anderson in'Horses and Heroes' a live western stunt show on the Gold Coast, he relocated to Sydney in 1995 after gaining the role of series regular, Hopper Hadley in the Network 10 television drama Echo Point, along with fellow actors, Rose Byrne and Martin Henderson.
Woodley went on to become a series regular with the long running series and Away as Joel Nash from 1997–2000. Woodley has performed roles in many Australian drama series including the award-winning ABC TV series Rake as well as US productions of Spartacus - Gods of the Arena and Legend of the Seeker Woodley plays Mike Evans in the first installment of the Science Fiction Trilogy The Three-Body Problem adapted from the novel of the same name written by acclaimed Chinese author and winner of the 2015 Hugo Awards, Liu Cixin; the film is due to be released in July 2017. Woodley holds a Degree in Film Production from SAE Institute Sydney
Gintaras Einikis is a Lithuanian retired professional basketball player and current coach. He stands at 6 ft 10 in, is a former center for the senior Lithuanian national team. Einikis is the only player from the Lithuanian national team to have won all three consecutive bronze medals at the Summer Olympics, in Barcelona and Sydney. In 1987, the 18-year-old Einikis, arrived at Žalgiris, to replace his injured teammate, Arvydas Sabonis. Einikis established himself as a strong and aggressive defender, an excellent center, a accurate three-point shooter; when Sabonis left Žalgiris, Einikis continued his career, as a starter. In 1995, Einikis joined Avtodor Saratov. After dominating with Avtodor, Einikis moved to CSKA Moscow. After 2 moderate seasons with CSKA, he moved to Idea-Slask, where he averaged 9 points per game, 4.4 rebounds per game, in 22 minutes per game of EuroLeague action. After a tumultuos first half of the season, he left Śląsk and signed with Greek side Near East to finish the season.
He moved back to Zalgiris, where he contributed more to the team. During the last years of his career, his averages fell drastically, he retired after the 2005–06 season. In 2009, he returned to playing professional basketball, played for Naglis-Adakris. After the 2009–10 season, he retired for a second time. Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season, he played in domestic competition, regional competition if applicable. On February 10, 2016, it was announced that Einkis had become an assistant coach for Avtodor Saratov. In 2008, Einikis participated in altercation with a night club's staff, yelling insults, threatening physical harm and refusing to leave the club, he and his friend were fined with 3,000 Litas. After the incident, Einikis was spotted leaving the club in his car Volkswagen Touareg; because he had lost his license a year ago after his involvement in a hit and run accident, he was fined with an additional 2,500 Litas.
During the accident, it was speculated. The police discovered cocaine powder in his car. In 2011, Einikis intoxicated, with 5.11 per mil blood-alcohol concentration, went to his friend's house and threatened to kill her by setting her house on fire. He was arrested and charged with threats of arson and assault, he married his longtime friend Jurgita in July 2012. That month, however, he, while under the influence of alcohol, physically assaulted his wife, he is incarcerated pending trial. 6× Lithuanian Champion: Lithuanian SSR Champion: 2× Lithuanian Champion: 3× Lithuanian League Champion: 2× Lithuanian League MVP: 2× Lithuanian League Finals MVP: FIBA EuroStar: Russian League Champion: Polish League Champion: ULEB Cup Champion: FIBA EuroCup All-Star: Czech League Champion: 1992 Summer Olympics: Bronze EuroBasket 1995: Silver 1996 Summer Olympics: Bronze 2000 Summer Olympics: Bronze Eurobasket.com Profile Basket Stats Profile